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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.

Roche undeterred after FDA's Avastin rebuff

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG had nothing to lose by giving Avastin another roll of the dice, and by doing so showed the world it still believes the drug should be used in breast cancer.

US FDA panel rejects Avastin for breast cancer use

SILVER SPRING, Md. (Reuters) - U.S. health advisers delivered a blow to Roche Holding on Wednesday, voting to reject the use of Roche Holding drug Avastin for breast cancer while the Swiss drugmaker conducts more studies.

Benefit of mammograms even greater than thought

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The longest-running breast cancer screening study ever conducted has shown that regular mammograms prevent deaths from breast cancer, and the number of lives saved increases over time, an international research team said on Tuesday.

U.S. hears Roche on Avastin for breast cancer

SILVER SPRING, Md. (Reuters) - Breast cancer patients testified that Roche Holding AG's drug Avastin saved their lives as U.S. health officials consider whether the world's best-selling cancer drug should still be approved for that condition.

Some success seen with personalized cancer treatment

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tailoring cancer drugs to target the molecular signature of an individual patient's tumor helps more than a scattershot approach, according to early-stage research.

Beta-blockers tied to breast cancer survival

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with breast cancer who take common blood pressure drugs may have better odds of surviving the disease, according to two preliminary studies.

New breast cancer guidelines 'unsafe': women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More than eight out of 10 women say new guidelines recommending against routine breast cancer screening of women under 50 are "unsafe," according to a small survey.

Obesity Impacts Breast Cancer Survival

Researchers found an association between obesity at diagnosis and overall survival in women with hormone-sensitive breast cancer, reports a study presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Short wait for breast cancer surgery seems safe

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women newly diagnosed with earlier-stage breast cancer can take a few weeks to prepare for surgery without raising the odds that their tumor will progress, a new study suggests.

Women with high co-pays prone to stop cancer drug

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women taking breast cancer drugs are more likely to skip days or drop the treatment entirely if their co-pay is high, U.S. researchers have found.