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Fear of recurrence, or fear of cancer coming back, is a common psychological effect among people diagnosed with cancer, during or after treatment. A review of several existing studies now shows that fear of recurrence may last more than 5 years beyond the date of diagnosis, and be felt at nearly the same level of intensity as during the first 5 years.
In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that genes taken from the human body could not be patented.
Women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer that begins in the lobules of the breast gain just as much benefit from treatment with trastuzumab (Herceptin) as women with early-stage cancer that starts in the ducts of the breast, researchers found.
A study suggests age-specific incidences of breast cancer subtypes vary by race, showing that the differences by race occur only when tumor subtypes are grouped together.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a first of its kind ruling on human genes, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday decided that synthetically produced genetic material can be patented but naturally occurring DNA extracted from the human body cannot.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Breast cancer is less likely to recur if women previously treated for the disease take the drug tamoxifen for 10 years, instead of the recommended five years, according to a British study.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Researchers have been working for years to determine whether genetic glitches are driving high rates of especially deadly breast cancer in black women in the United States.
Sexual difficulties are common among young women during and after breast cancer treatment, according to a Dutch study.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain launched a research program on Monday that should eventually allow all cancer patients to have access to the kind of genetic analysis that led Hollywood star Angelina Jolie to decide to undergo a double mastectomy.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After decades of using one-size-fits-all therapies to combat cancer, doctors are using new tools to help decide when their patients can skip chemotherapy or other harsh treatments.