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Overdiagnosis of Breast Cancer Is Clinically Insignificant
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines [2015.08.21]
Dr Feig does not believe that breast cancer screening has resulted in significant overdiagnosis and unnecessary treatment of women, and is critical of studies suggesting that there is a problem.
Medscape Radiology

Overdiagnosis of Breast Cancer Is Real
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines [2015.08.21]
Dr Bleyer coauthored a study suggesting that breast cancer is overdiagnosed by 31%. In this interview, he addresses the criticisms and how unprepared he was for the backlash on this 'third rail' topic.
Medscape Radiology

Medical News Today: Surgery, radiotherapy for early-stage breast cancer 'may not reduce mortality'
Source: Featured Health News from Medical News Today [2015.08.21]
While women with very early-stage breast cancer are at greater risk of death, researchers find treating the condition with surgery and radiotherapy does not reduce mortality.

Surgery, radiotherapy for early-stage breast cancer 'may not reduce mortality'
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.21]
While women with very early-stage breast cancer are at greater risk of death, researchers find treating the condition with surgery and radiotherapy does not reduce mortality.

Defeating breast cancer through crowdsourcing
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.21]
A California software company, YourScan.org, has put out a call to women who have had to face the difficult diagnosis of breast cancer: Donate your mammogram images to a crowdsourcing campaign and...

Treatment of Breast Cancer by Stages
Source: MedicineNet Cancer Specialty [2015.08.21]
Title: Treatment of Breast Cancer by Stages
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 8/21/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

Early Stage Breast Cancer Far From a Death Sentence: Study
Source: MedicineNet Chemotherapy Specialty [2015.08.21]
Title: Early Stage Breast Cancer Far From a Death Sentence: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

Imaging software could speed up breast cancer diagnosis
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.20]
New software could speed up breast cancer diagnosis with 90% accuracy without the need for a specialist, according to research published in the open access journal Breast Cancer Research.

Tool boosts accuracy in assessing breast cancer risk
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.20]
UCSF study finds benign conditions triple chance of developing malignancyA national risk model that gauges a woman's chance of developing breast cancer has been refined to give a more accurate...

Scientists Probe Obesity's Ties to Breast Cancer Risk
Source: MedicineNet Obesity (Weight Loss) Specialty [2015.08.20]
Title: Scientists Probe Obesity's Ties to Breast Cancer Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 8/19/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

The Mystery of a Common Breast Cancer Statistic
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2015.08.18]
It is an important question: what percentage of early-stage breast cancers in the United States progress to deadly metastatic disease? The answer has not been clear.
Medscape Medical News

Moffitt Cancer Center seeks breast cancer survivors for genetic counseling study
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.18]
Moffitt Cancer Center is looking for breast cancer survivors for a study evaluating the effectiveness of new educational materials about genetic counseling.

Researchers identify the cells at the origin of breast cancers
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.14]
Publication in Nature advanced on line publication: researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles, ULB identify the cells at the origin of breast cancers.

Chemo unlikely to prolong survival in older breast cancer patients
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.14]
Except in one combination where it remains effective up to age 84, chemotherapy may not extend survival in breast cancer patients over the age of 80, a new study finds.

Collective intelligence helps to improve breast cancer diagnosis
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.13]
Breast cancer is the most frequent type of cancer in women and currently accounts for 29% of all new cancer cases in the U.S.

Blood vessel 'doorway' lets breast cancer cells spread through blood stream
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.12]
Einstein-Montefiore investigators build upon their tumor microenvironment researchUsing real-time, high-resolution imaging, scientists have identified how a "doorway" in the blood vessel wall...

Tell-tale biomarker detects early breast cancer in NIH-funded study
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.12]
Researchers have shown that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect the earliest signs of breast cancer recurrence and fast-growing tumors.

Cancer protein may spark new vaccine for hard to treat form of breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.11]
Scientists have identified a potential 'therapeutic target' for a form of breast cancer which is particularly difficult to treat, according to new research.

Shorter course of high-dose radiation therapy 'better for breast cancer patients'
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.10]
Two new studies suggest a shorter course of radiation therapy at higher doses is less toxic for breast cancer patients than the conventional longer courses at lower doses.

Higher-Dose, Short-Duration Radiation Better for Early Breast Cancer: Study
Source: MedicineNet Cancer Specialty [2015.08.07]
Title: Higher-Dose, Short-Duration Radiation Better for Early Breast Cancer: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 8/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

Shorter Radiotherapy Regimen Rules in Breast Cancer (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology [2015.08.06]
(MedPage Today) -- Hypofractionation associated with less toxicity

Key DNA discovery points to new clinical biomarker in predicting breast cancer risk
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.05]
Scientists part-funded by Breast Cancer Now, Human Genetics Foundation (HuGeF), and the Cancer Council Victoria (Melbourne, Australia) have identified a new biomarker in the blood that could help...

Biomarker discovery offers 'glimmer of hope' for women with aggressive breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.03]
Researchers have discovered a molecule called IL13RA2 could be a potential drug target for triple-negative breast cancer - an aggressive form of the disease.

Researchers identify new cancer marker and possible therapeutic target for breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.03]
A new way to detect - and perhaps treat - one of the deadliest types of breast cancer has been found.

Breast cancer survivors who experience pain during intercourse may benefit from lidocaine
Source: Endocrinology News From Medical News Today [2015.07.28]
Dyspareunia, or painful sexual intercourse, is a common side effect of breast cancer treatment due to low estrogenScientists at Oregon Health & Science University report that breast cancer...

Do Latina women have lower risk of developing breast cancer than Americans?
Source: Endocrinology News From Medical News Today [2015.07.28]
In Mexico, breast cancer has been adequately controlled, and is no longer considered a risk of death when it's diagnosed.

After Breast Cancer, Many in Appalachia Say No to Lifesaving Drugs
Source: MedicineNet Hormone Therapy Specialty [2015.07.28]
Title: After Breast Cancer, Many in Appalachia Say No to Lifesaving Drugs
Category: Health News
Created: 7/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/28/2015 12:00:00 AM

Aromatase inhibitors 'significantly reduce breast cancer deaths'
Source: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials News From Medical News Today [2015.07.26]
A study finds a class of hormonal drugs - aromatase inhibitors - are more effective than tamoxifen for reducing mortality among women with ER-positive breast cancer.

Certain Generic Meds May Help Older Patients With Early Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Menopause Specialty [2015.07.24]
Title: Certain Generic Meds May Help Older Patients With Early Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 7/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

No Breast Cancer Survival Bump With Nodal Radiotherapy (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology [2015.07.23]
(MedPage Today) -- Disease slowed but patients didn't live any longer.

Life-saving breast cancer drugs going untaken in Appalachia
Source: Medicare / Medicaid / SCHIP News From Medical News Today [2015.07.21]
Third of insured survivors not filling follow-up prescriptionsNearly a third of breast cancer survivors in Appalachia are not taking the critical, potentially life-saving follow-up treatment ...

Regular Mamograms Might Lead to 'Overdiagnosis' of Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Mammogram Specialty [2015.07.06]
Title: Regular Mamograms Might Lead to 'Overdiagnosis' of Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

More Breast Cancer Patients Opting for Lumpectomy: Study
Source: MedicineNet Breast Lumps In Women Specialty [2015.06.18]
Title: More Breast Cancer Patients Opting for Lumpectomy: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 6/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Breast Lumps In Women Specialty [2015.06.05]
Title: Breast Cancer
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer: Study
Source: MedicineNet Hormone Therapy Specialty [2015.06.01]
Title: New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 5/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal
Source: MedicineNet Breast Lumps In Women Specialty [2015.04.24]
Title: Many Breast Cancer Patients Still Opt for Mastectomy Over Lump Removal
Category: Health News
Created: 4/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Chemo for Breast Cancer Erases Woman's Fingerprints
Source: MedicineNet capecitabine Specialty [2015.04.16]
Title: Chemo for Breast Cancer Erases Woman's Fingerprints
Category: Health News
Created: 4/15/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

Study Questions Accuracy of Many Breast Cancer Biopsies
Source: MedicineNet Breast Biopsy Specialty [2015.03.18]
Title: Study Questions Accuracy of Many Breast Cancer Biopsies
Category: Health News
Created: 3/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/18/2015 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer Survivors May Have Higher Thyroid Cancer Risk
Source: MedicineNet tamoxifen Specialty [2015.03.09]
Title: Breast Cancer Survivors May Have Higher Thyroid Cancer Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 3/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

Disparities in breast cancer care linked to net worth
Source: Compliance News From Medical News Today [2015.02.25]
Household net worth more important than income in gauging patient's ability to afford treatmentHousehold net worth is a major and overlooked factor in adherence to hormonal therapy among breast...

Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Breast Biopsy Specialty [2015.02.06]
Title: Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

FDA Approves New Breast Cancer Drug
Source: MedicineNet letrozole Specialty [2015.02.05]
Title: FDA Approves New Breast Cancer Drug
Category: Health News
Created: 2/4/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

Ibrance Approved to Treat Advanced Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet letrozole Specialty [2015.02.05]
Title: Ibrance Approved to Treat Advanced Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 2/4/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/5/2015 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Source: MedicineNet tamoxifen Specialty [2015.01.23]
Title: Breast Cancer Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Category: MedicineNet Quiz
Created: 10/11/2010 3:00:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 1/23/2015 6:00:08 PM

Male Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Klinefelter Syndrome Specialty [2015.01.16]
Title: Male Breast Cancer
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 6/30/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/16/2015 12:00:00 AM

Herceptin May Benefit Some Women With Early Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet trastuzumab Specialty [2015.01.08]
Title: Herceptin May Benefit Some Women With Early Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 1/7/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer Prevention
Source: MedicineNet Breast Cancer Specialty [2014.10.10]
Title: Breast Cancer Prevention
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 5/23/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

More Women Having Reconstruction Surgery After Breast Cancer Treatment
Source: MedicineNet Breast Augmentation Specialty [2014.10.03]
Title: More Women Having Reconstruction Surgery After Breast Cancer Treatment
Category: Health News
Created: 10/3/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

In patients using drugs to prevent breast cancer recurrence, acupuncture helps cut fatigue, anxiety and depression
Source: Body Aches News From Medical News Today [2014.08.01]
Use of electroacupuncture (EA) - a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles - produces significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety and...

Breast Cancer Patients Have Unrelated Plastic Surgery After Reconstruction
Source: MedicineNet Face Lift Specialty [2013.10.11]
Title: Breast Cancer Patients Have Unrelated Plastic Surgery After Reconstruction
Category: Health News
Created: 10/10/2013 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

Study Questions Use of Less-Invasive Lymph Node Surgery for Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Specialty [2013.10.08]
Title: Study Questions Use of Less-Invasive Lymph Node Surgery for Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 10/7/2013 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer Pictures Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Breast Specialty [2013.06.06]
Title: Breast Cancer Pictures Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Breast Cancer
Category: Slideshows
Created: 9/28/2010 1:12:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM

Racial Disparities Still Seen in Use of Breast Cancer Treatments
Source: MedicineNet Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Specialty [2012.12.05]
Title: Racial Disparities Still Seen in Use of Breast Cancer Treatments
Category: Health News
Created: 12/5/2012 10:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/5/2012 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer Risk May Rise With High Hormone Levels
Source: MedicineNet estrogens (conjugated) and medroxyprogesterone Specialty [2011.10.21]
Title: Breast Cancer Risk May Rise With High Hormone Levels
Category: Health News
Created: 10/21/2011 10:05:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/21/2011 12:00:00 AM

Multivitamins May Cut Breast Cancer Risk
Source: MedicineNet Breast Cancer Questions To Ask The Doctor Specialty [2010.04.20]
Title: Multivitamins May Cut Breast Cancer Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 4/20/2010 10:28:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/20/2010 10:28:31 AM

Freezing Technique May Stop Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Breast Cancer Questions To Ask The Doctor Specialty [2010.03.08]
Title: Freezing Technique May Stop Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 3/5/2010 2:10:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 3/8/2010

Breast Cancer Patients Often Confused by Genomic Testing
Source: MedicineNet Breast Cancer Questions To Ask The Doctor Specialty [2010.03.08]
Title: Breast Cancer Patients Often Confused by Genomic Testing
Category: Health News
Created: 3/8/2010 9:42:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/8/2010

Common Breast Cancer Traced to Cell Origins
Source: MedicineNet Breast Cancer Questions To Ask The Doctor Specialty [2010.01.22]
Title: Common Breast Cancer Traced to Cell Origins
Category: Health News
Created: 1/21/2010 12:10:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 1/22/2010

Chemotherapy Treatment for Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Specialty [2005.01.31]
Title: Chemotherapy Treatment for Breast Cancer
Category: Procedures and Tests
Created: 1/31/2005 4:22:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AM

Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Specialty [2005.01.31]
Title: Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer
Category: Procedures and Tests
Created: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AM

Tamoxifen for breast cancer prevention of little benefit
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology
Only women at very high risk for breast cancer experience a benefit according to a study published in the journal Cancer.

Study outlines therapy for breast cancer with BRCA mutation
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology
Breast cancer with a certain genetic mutation can have breast-sparing surgery but should consider hormonal treatments.

Combo Immunotherapy Promising for Melanoma: Clin Onc News Report
Source: MedPage Today Oncology/Hematology [2015.08.19]
(MedPage Today) -- Also, two generic drugs can improve breast cancer survival

New genetic test may guide better anti-HER2 treatment selection
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.06]
A genetic test for PIK3CA mutations may help to identify patients with HER2-positive breast cancer who are less likely to benefit from combination anti-HER2 therapy, according to a study published...

Plastic surgeons urged to 'embrace the change' to single-stage implant breast reconstruction
Source: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery News From Medical News Today [2015.07.30]
Some women with breast cancer can now undergo a "one and done" approach combining nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate single-stage implant (SSI) breast reconstruction in a single procedure...

Additional radiation reduces breast-cancer recurrence for some patients: Hamilton study
Source: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine News From Medical News Today [2015.07.23]
A study has found no increase in overall survival but a reduction in breast cancer recurrence when additional radiation is given to the lymph nodes as well as the standard treatment of whole-breast...

Georgia State study finds state regulations linked to late cancer diagnoses
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.07.21]
States' regulations of health insurance and practitioners significantly influence when patients receive colorectal or breast cancer diagnoses, especially among people younger than the...

Short-Course Partial-Breast RT Gets High Marks (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology [2015.06.29]
(MedPage Today) -- Local recurrence 7.6%, 10-year breast cancer mortality less than 4%

What is a mammogram? When should I get a mammogram?
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2015.06.25]
A mammogram is an X-ray image of your breast used to screen for breast cancer. Mammograms can also be used in those who have breast symptoms, such as lumps, breast pain or changes.

Eligible for breast conserving therapy, many still choose mastectomy
Source: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery News From Medical News Today [2015.04.27]
Improved chemotherapy treatments give more triple-negative breast cancer patients the choice of lumpectomyNo approved targeted therapies exist to treat triple-negative breast cancer, but new...

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