Breast Cancer in the News

More Americans Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago

02/19/2015 - Study shows biggest improvements in people diagnosed between ages 50 and 64

Mammogram Rates May Fall When Women Learn of 'Overdiagnosis' Risk

02/19/2015 - Study found patients were more reluctant to undergo the screen if told it often caught less harmful disease

Too Few Breast Cancer Patients Getting Radiation After Mastectomy: Study

02/17/2015 - More than a third with 'locally advanced' disease don't get treatment aimed at preventing tumor's return

U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

02/11/2015 - Each year, 60,000 more smokers die from causes that have association with smoking, researchers say

2 Genetic Variants for Breast Cancer Identified

02/05/2015 - London scientists say variants most strongly linked to estrogen receptor-positive disease

FDA Approves New Breast Cancer Drug

02/04/2015 - Ibrance is targeted for postmenopausal women with advanced disease

Lung Cancer No. 1 Cancer Killer of Women in Wealthy Nations

02/04/2015 - It has been the leading cancer killer of American women for many years

Ibrance Approved to Treat Advanced Breast Cancer

02/04/2015 - Among postmenopausal women

Breast Reconstruction Complications Similar for Older, Younger Women

01/30/2015 - But risk of blood clots higher with use of seniors' own tissue instead of implants

Diabetes Patients Lax With Meds If Diagnosed With Cancer, Study Finds

01/29/2015 - Effect was more pronounced if cancer had a grim prognosis

Soda Habit May Prompt Early Puberty in Girls, Study Suggests

01/28/2015 - Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer, researchers say

Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Their Cancer

01/26/2015 - Problem more pronounced among minority women, study finds

Unhealthy Insulin Levels May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

01/15/2015 - Study of postmenopausal women suggested hormone levels mattered more than excess weight

Race, Ethnicity Affect Breast Cancer Survival, Study Shows

01/13/2015 - New research finds biological differences in tumor type, behavior

Herceptin May Benefit Some Women With Early Breast Cancer

01/07/2015 - Drug-chemo combo yields low rate of recurrence after three years, study says

Study Finds Link Between Cancer Diagnosis, Stroke Risk

01/07/2015 - Threat was highest first three months after diagnosis, researchers say

Common Breast Biopsy Finding May Be More Dangerous Than Thought

12/31/2014 - Thirty percent of women with 'atypical hyperplasia' eventually developed breast cancer, study found

Falling Cancer Death Rate Means 1.5 Million Lives Saved Over 20 Years

12/31/2014 - American Cancer Society report finds a 22 percent drop in deaths

Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk

12/24/2014 - Blood cancer arises later in about a half-percent of early stage breast cancer patients, study finds

FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

12/21/2014 - Agency also gives OK to genetic test used to identify eligible patients

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