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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.

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.

Many U.S. women do not get recommended mammograms

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Half of U.S. women 40 and older do not get annual mammograms to screen for breast cancer, and nearly 40 percent of women 50 and older do not get the recommended biannual screenings, even though they have insurance.

Elizabeth Edwards, US politician's wife, dies

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.

UK rejects Roche's Avastin as U.S. verdict looms

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.

No link found between iron and breast cancer

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.

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.

Brisk walkers have lower breast cancer risk

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.

Collards and carrots may ward off breast cancer

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.

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