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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.

Breast cancer rates fell with hormone therapy drop

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Breast cancer rates among postmenopausal women in Canada dropped nearly 10 percent after news of a big study in 2002 that found taking hormone replacement therapy could increase breast cancer risk, researchers said on Thursday.

Norwegian research questions benefit of mammograms

BOSTON (Reuters) - Routine breast screening with mammograms is less effective at preventing cancer deaths than expected, Norwegian researchers said on Wednesday in a study that reignites a fierce debate over the value of screening.

Gene studies zero in on breast, ovarian cancer risk

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have found a region of DNA that can increase or decrease the high chance of breast cancer linked to a particular gene variant - a finding that could help doctors keep a closer eye on women most at risk.

High radiation raises risk of second cancer: study

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Atomic bomb blast victims lucky enough to survive one cancer have a high risk of developing a second, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday, in a study that offers new insights about cancer risks from radiation exposure.

Aspirin Linked to Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer Metastasis and Death

Taking aspirin regularly may decrease risk of death from breast cancer and risk of breast cancer metastasis for women who have had early-stage breast cancer, an analysis indicates.

Shorter Course of Radiation Possible for Some Breast Cancers

Three weeks of higher dose radiation worked as well as the standard-dose, five-week schedule after a lumpectomy for invasive, lymph node-negative disease, study shows.

Leading Provider Groups Set Guidelines for Hormone Receptor Testing

New standards for ER, PR tests in breast cancer have been released by American Society of Clinical Oncology and College of American Pathologists.

Chemotherapy Combination Less Toxic to Heart

Herceptin-based treatments without anthracyclines caused fewer cases of heart failure than treatments containing anthracyclines, study at San Antonio Symposium shows.

The Health Bill: How It Could Impact You

Increased access to treatment and follow-up care, protection of coverage in case of job change or loss, ensuring coverage despite pre-existing conditions and increasing quality and quantity of life for young women are among the ways the healthcare overhaul bill may impact people with a history of breast cancer.

Body Mass Index Impacts Breast Cancer Prognosis

A body mass index of more than 25 (being overweight or obese) is related to metastatic recurrence and poorer survival rates in women who have had breast cancer, according to results released at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Denver, CO  ·  September 13, 2014

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