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.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Novartis osteoporosis drug Zometa failed to improve disease free survival of early breast cancer patients in a large clinical trial, but some benefit was observed in older patients who took the medicine, researchers said.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breast cancer survivors who struggle with hot flashes may find respite in an antidepressant, according to a new study that suggests the medication should be the go-to drug when the overheating is severe.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who have breast reconstruction after cancer surgery tend to be happier with the cosmetic results of silicone implants than with saline-filled ones, a study published Monday suggests.
Taking aspirin regularly may decrease risk of death from breast cancer and risk of breast cancer metastasis for women who have had early-stage breast cancer, an analysis indicates.
Three weeks of higher dose radiation worked as well as the standard-dose, five-week schedule after a lumpectomy for invasive, lymph node-negative disease, study shows.
New standards for ER, PR tests in breast cancer have been released by American Society of Clinical Oncology and College of American Pathologists.
Herceptin-based treatments without anthracyclines caused fewer cases of heart failure than treatments containing anthracyclines, study at San Antonio Symposium shows.
Increased access to treatment and follow-up care, protection of coverage in case of job change or loss, ensuring coverage despite pre-existing conditions and increasing quality and quantity of life for young women are among the ways the healthcare overhaul bill may impact people with a history of breast cancer.
Prophylactic mastectomy is recommended only for women at high risk for developing breast cancer, according to new NCCN guidelines.
This list will help you talk with your doctor or nurse about whether being part of a breast cancer clinical trial or treatment research study is right for you.