Breast Cancer in the News

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

No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says

12/12/2014 - Since both involve hormone levels, researchers suspected a possible connection

Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says

12/12/2014 - Idea is to identify women who do and don't need further treatment

Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

12/12/2014 - Women without estrogen-dependent disease benefited most in study

New Treatment Shows Promise in Younger Breast Cancer Patients: Study

12/11/2014 - Suppressing the ovaries and adding an anti-estrogen drug reduced recurrence in premenopausal women

Many Breast Cancer Patients Get Too Much Radiation Therapy, Research Suggests

12/10/2014 - Studies show that a shorter course of treatment yields similar benefits, but it remains underused, experts say

Preliminary Studies Target Advanced Breast Cancers

12/10/2014 - Combination treatment for estrogen-receptor-positive tumors shows promise, researchers say

Male Breast Cancer Is Different

12/09/2014 - Men's tumor types differ; survival is increasing but not as much as for women, study finds

Are Routine Ultrasounds for Women With Dense Breasts Worthwhile?

12/08/2014 - Study finds test after normal mammogram saves few lives while boosting costs and false-positive results

Breast Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Mentally Ill: Study

12/04/2014 - Conditions such as depression or schizophrenia linked to lower mammogram rates

Mammograms for 40-Somethings Supported by New Study

12/02/2014 - Limiting screening to women with family history, dense breasts would miss many cancers, researchers find

Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Trial

12/02/2014 - Injection boosted immune response, seemed to slow spread in those with advanced disease

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