Breast Cancer News
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Reuters) - Elizabeth Edwards, a best-selling author and a driving force behind her husband John Edwards' political career before it was destroyed by his infidelity, died on Tuesday at age 61.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's healthcare cost agency NICE has rejected Roche's Avastin as a treatment for advanced breast cancer and given a poor assessment of the drug ahead of a decision soon on its status in the key U.S. market.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - While some prior research has hinted at a link between meat consumption and breast cancer, a large new study suggests that the iron in meat is probably not to blame.
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.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who take brisk walks regularly have a lower risk of developing breast cancer after menopause -- and it's never too late to start, new study findings suggest.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating lots of carrots and cruciferous vegetables -- collard greens, cabbage, broccoli -- could reduce breast cancer risk, particularly an aggressive form common among African American women, suggests a large new study.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More evidence suggests eating soy may pose a slight benefit to some women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, but it's too early to recommend cancer survivors change their diets, some experts say.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Women who took hormone replacement pills had more advanced breast cancers and were more likely to die from them than women who took a dummy pill, raising new concerns about the commonly prescribed drugs, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
MILAN (Reuters) - An established targeted therapy for bowel cancer may also help women with an aggressive form of breast cancer, a mid-stage clinical study revealed on Monday, opening up a potential new market for the medicine.