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Breast Cancer News

In this section, access cutting-edge news about newly diagnosed breast cancer including treatment updates, emerging therapies, study results and other medical and quality-of-life issues important to you.

Pre-op MRI may not help breast cancer patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Having an MRI scan before breast cancer surgery may not cut a woman's risk of needing a second operation to go after additional tumor tissue - and may even raise her chance of getting an unnecessary mastectomy, a new study suggests.

High Breast Density Does Not Predict Death

A study conducted by researchers from the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, found that high mammographic density in women with breast cancer was not associated with an increased risk of death from the disease.

Young Age at Diagnosis May Not Predict Outcome

Young age--under 40 years old--when diagnosed with breast cancer does not by itself predict a worse outcome.

FDA to let women try new breast drugs earlier

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Regulators are moving the goal posts in testing new drugs for breast cancer in the hopes of giving more women with aggressive, early-stage cancers the chance to try breakthrough drugs while they have the best shot at a cure.

More women need breasts removed after brachytherapy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who got seed radiation as part of their breast cancer treatment were more likely to have an infection or breast pain than those who were treated with whole-breast irradiation, in a new study.

Many tests follow surgery for early breast cancer

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who have early breast tumors surgically removed may often go through repeat mammograms and invasive procedures for years afterward, a new study finds.

Herceptin or Herceptin Combination May Be Most Effective Before Surgery

Learn about results from two studies that showing the effectiveness of trastuzumab (Herceptin) or trastuzumab plus lapatinib (Tykerb) given with chemotherapy before surgery in early-stage and locally advanced HER2 positive breast cancer.

Do too many older women get radiation for cancer?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some elderly women with early-stage breast cancer may be getting extra treatment that does them little good but comes with costs and possible side effects, according to a new study.

"Chemo brain" may persist years after treatment

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women on chemotherapy for breast cancer may have tiny memory and thinking impairments compared with cancer-free women more than 20 years after their treatment, Dutch researchers have found.

Astra takes brand cancer drug straight to patients

(Reuters) - AstraZeneca Plc is selling breast cancer drug Arimidex directly to U.S. patients, offering an option for people who want to pay for the brand instead of generic versions.

Denver, CO  ·  September 13, 2014

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