Breast Cancer News
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CHICAGO (Reuters) - Scientists know that being overweight increases the risk of breast cancers fed by estrogen, but being too fat may also increase the risk of triple-negative breast cancers, a less common and far more deadly type, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Breast cancer rates among U.S. white women have stopped falling, U.S. researchers said on Monday, suggesting that the fallout from a 2002 study linking hormone replacement therapy to breast cancer was short lived.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Screening mammography is less accurate at spotting breast cancer if a woman has had the disease before, according to a new government-funded study.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Women who start hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as they begin to go through menopause have a higher risk of breast cancer than women who start taking the drugs later, researchers reported on Friday.
Results from two studies presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) show no association between CYP2D6 levels and tamoxifen effectiveness in postmenopausal women.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women treated for breast cancer with radiation therapy are more likely to die from heart disease 20 years or more down the line than women who don't get radiation, according to a new study.
Roche/Genentech, maker of Avastin (bevacizumab), has requested a hearing before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to appeal the agency’s December 2010 decision to withdraw approval of bevacizumab as a treatment for metastatic breast cancer.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Women with advanced breast cancer who were treated with Roche's Avastin were more likely to develop heart failure than other women, according to an analysis released on Tuesday that raised more concerns about the already troubled drug.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study reconfirms something often forgotten by women and sometimes even by doctors: just because breast cancer has not struck a family before does not mean family members are safe from the disease.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Menopausal women who take a certain type of soy supplement long-term aren't at increased risk for breast cancer or any other ill effects, a new two-year study suggests.