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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.

Two Roche drugs plus chemo destroy breast tumors

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Combining experimental antibody drug pertuzumab with Herceptin, an antibody first approved in 1998, and chemotherapy shrank tumors in nearly half of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients treated in a clinical trial.

Zometa fails to help breast cancer survival: study

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.

Cancer patients pick antidepressant for hot flashes

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.

Women prefer silicone to saline after mastectomy

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.

Aspirin Linked to Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer Metastasis and Death

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.

Shorter Course of Radiation Possible for Some Breast Cancers

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.

Leading Provider Groups Set Guidelines for Hormone Receptor Testing

New standards for ER, PR tests in breast cancer have been released by American Society of Clinical Oncology and College of American Pathologists.

Chemotherapy Combination Less Toxic to Heart

Herceptin-based treatments without anthracyclines caused fewer cases of heart failure than treatments containing anthracyclines, study at San Antonio Symposium shows.

The Health Bill: How It Could Impact You

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.

New Breast Cancer Guidelines Released

Prophylactic mastectomy is recommended only for women at high risk for developing breast cancer, according to new NCCN guidelines.

Denver, CO  ·  September 13, 2014

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