Breast Cancer News
In this section, access cutting-edge breast cancer news on treatment updates, emerging therapies, study results and other medical and quality-of-life issues important to you.
(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.
Women 65 and older are less likely to survive breast cancer than their younger counterparts, two recent studies suggest.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mutations in genes that fix mismatched DNA may put people at extra risk for breast cancer and pancreatic cancer, in addition to their well-known ties to colon and endometrial cancers, a new report suggests.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - About two-thirds of women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer want to take part in making decisions about their treatment, according to a new survey of patients from five different countries.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breast cancer is often considered more deadly among younger women, but a new study shows older women are actually more likely to die of the disease.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Reviewers from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that they were not sure whether Amgen Inc's Xgeva bone drug should be approved for a wider use of delaying the spread of cancer to the bone.
Learn how the combination of everolimus and the hormonal therapy exemestane may offer a new treatment option for postmenopausal women with locally advanced or metastatic estrogen-receptor positive, HER2-negative breast cancer.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One in four women who have breast-conserving surgery for cancer needs a second operation to remove more breast tissue, suggests a new study that also found the rate of re-operation varied widely by surgeon.
Learn how the experiemental medicine pertuzumab improves progression-free survival and may offer a new treatment option for women with metastatic HER2 positive breast cancer.
Learn how the Oncotype DX DCIS Score predicts recurrence and adds treatment options in early-stage breast cancer.