Breast Cancer in the News

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

Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows

11/26/2014 - Largest number of obesity-related cancers diagnosed in North America and Europe, researchers report

New Device May Make Mammograms More Comfortable

11/25/2014 - Less pain was reported in study, while image quality was still preserved, researcher says

Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy

11/19/2014 - Better breast reconstruction outcomes may be one reason behind the trend, one expert said

Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain for Breast Cancer Patients

11/13/2014 - Treatment-related discomfort, swelling helped by the approaches, studies find

Guidelines Aim to Reduce 2nd Surgeries After Breast Cancer Lumpectomy

11/12/2014 - Currently, 1 in 4 women who undergo lump removal require a follow-up surgery, study finds

Phone Counseling Helps Rural Women With Cancer Gene Tests

11/11/2014 - Telephone could be a lifeline for these patients, researchers say

Are the Lactose Intolerant Safer From Some Cancers?

11/07/2014 - Researchers suspect diet may play role in possible reduced risk

Breast Cancer Patients Might Prefer 'Invisible Tattoo'

11/04/2014 - Dark ink used to mark treatment area is a permanent reminder of the disease, researchers say

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