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Trastuzumab Biosimilar: An Understudy Waits in the Wings
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2016.06.22]
Drs Miller and Rugo talk about the trastuzumab biosimilar and what it could mean for patient care worldwide, the lessons from a failed vaccine study, and a practice change that can prevent stomatitis.
Medscape Oncology

Impact of Changes to Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines [2016.06.24]
There are many breast cancer screening guidelines, with varying recommendations. Compares and contrast the current screening recommendations here.
Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing

10 Things Young Women Should Know About Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Cancer Specialty [2016.06.24]
Title: 10 Things Young Women Should Know About Breast Cancer
Category: Slideshows
Created: 9/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Medical News Today: Could hops extract reduce risk of breast cancer?
Source: Featured Health News from Medical News Today [2016.06.23]
Testing the effect of hop extract on estrogen metabolism - a pathway in breast cancer development - identifies a hops compound with anti-cancer potential.

Could hops extract reduce risk of breast cancer?
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.23]
Testing the effect of hop extract on estrogen metabolism - a pathway in breast cancer development - identifies a hops compound with anti-cancer potential.

Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Breast Lumps In Women Specialty [2016.06.23]
Title: Breast Cancer
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Emerging Therapies for Metastatic Breast Cancer
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2016.06.22]
Therapeutic options are set to increase for patients with refractory HR-positive or HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, as evidenced by presentations at ASCO 2016.
Medscape Oncology

'Holy grail' of breast cancer prevention in high-risk women may be in sight
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.21]
Australian researchers have discovered that an existing medication could have promise in preventing breast cancer in women carrying a faulty BRCA1 gene.

Breast cancer: Existing drug shows promise for prevention in high-risk women
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.21]
An existing drug called denosumab has shown promise for the delay or prevention of breast cancer among women with a BRCA1 mutation.

Breast cancer diagnosis improves with help from artificial intelligence
Source: Biology / Biochemistry News From Medical News Today [2016.06.20]
Accuracy of diagnosing breast cancer from pathology images can go from 96 to 99.5 percent when human performance is boosted by artificial intelligence.

Understanding the resistance to treatments against breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.20]
Estrogens are responsible for the survival and proliferation of tumor cells in 70% of all breast cancer cases.

Breast cancer cells use newfound pathway to survive low oxygen levels in tumors
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.20]
Researchers have identified a new signaling pathway that helps cancer cells cope with the lack of oxygen found inside tumors.

Smoking can hamper common treatment for breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.20]
We know that individuals who smoke take major health risks. Now a new research study from Lund University in Sweden shows that common treatment for breast cancer works less well in patients who...

Study Backs Short-Course RT for Breast Cancer (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Oncology/Hematology [2016.06.19]
(MedPage Today) -- No adverse impact of hypofractionated regimen

Shorter radiation course recommended for early-stage breast cancer patients
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.17]
Early-stage breast cancer patients receiving a shorter course of whole breast radiation with higher radiation doses per fraction reported equivalent cosmetic, functional and pain outcomes over time...

Breast cancer gene holds key to personalised medicine and new drug development
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.15]
Nottingham scientists have identified a new breast cancer gene which, when over-expressed or mutated, indicates which patients will benefit from chemotherapy.

New research provides hope for patients with hard-to-treat breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.13]
Cancer Research UK scientists have found a new way to slow the growth of the most aggressive type of breast cancer, according to research published in the journal Oncogene.

Intrinsic molecular subtyping enables fine-tuned prognosis and prediction of tumor behavior in patients with advanced breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.13]
Published in JAMA Oncology, Principal Investigator of Vall d´Hebron Institute of Oncology´s (VHIO) Translational Genomics Group, Team Leader of translational genomics and targeted therapeutics...

Enzyme shows therapeutic potential for breast cancer and other diseases
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.10]
Aspirin's reign as "the wonder drug" may have a serious challenger if new research by a team of scientists from the United States and Brazil pans out.

Moffitt Cancer Center study identifies disparities in breast cancer risk management among those genetically susceptible to the disease
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.10]
If you are a young woman diagnosed with the most common form of inherited breast cancer due to a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, what would you do to manage your high risks for developing...

New approach to MRI links saturated fats to breast cancer in postmenopausal women
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.08]
The presence of high saturated fatty acids in breast tissue may be a useful indicator of cancer in postmenopausal women, according to a new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center...

Study may help reassure women taking tamoxifen for breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.07]
A study led by Loyola Medicine researchers may help reassure patients who worry the breast cancer drug tamoxifen could increase their risk of uterine cancer.

Longer Use of Certain Drugs Cuts Recurrence for Breast Cancer Survivors
Source: MedicineNet letrozole Specialty [2016.06.07]
Title: Longer Use of Certain Drugs Cuts Recurrence for Breast Cancer Survivors
Category: Health News
Created: 6/6/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Cheaper Breast Cancer Drug Does Well in Clinical Trial
Source: MedicineNet trastuzumab Specialty [2016.06.06]
Title: Cheaper Breast Cancer Drug Does Well in Clinical Trial
Category: Health News
Created: 6/3/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/6/2016 12:00:00 AM

Novel compound shows promise against breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.03]
Potential drug doubles survival time in mice by interrupting tumor growth, promoting cancer cell death.

Promising treatment prospects for invasive breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.03]
Scientists from the University of Zurich have been able to understand for the first time why many cancer cells adapt relatively quickly to the treatment with therapeutic antibodies in invasive...

Mindfulness Meditation Seems to Soothe Breast Cancer Survivors
Source: MedicineNet Clinical Trials Specialty [2016.06.03]
Title: Mindfulness Meditation Seems to Soothe Breast Cancer Survivors
Category: Health News
Created: 6/2/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/3/2016 12:00:00 AM

Breast cancer risk rises even with light alcohol use
Source: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs News From Medical News Today [2016.06.01]
A study shows all but two of 15 meta-analyses found a dose-response link between alcohol use and breast cancer risk, with even low levels having an effect.

Cholesterol production could drive resistance to anti-hormone treatment in patients with ER+ breast cancer - and statins might help
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.01]
In a new study published today in leading journal Breast Cancer Research, scientists at the Breast Cancer Now Toby Robins Research Centre at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, have...

Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment
Source: MedicineNet Breast Lumps In Women Specialty [2016.06.01]
Title: Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment
Category: Slideshows
Created: 9/28/2010 1:12:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 6/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Using a model to estimate breast cancer risk in effort to improve prevention
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.05.27]
A model developed to estimate the absolute risk of breast cancer suggests that a 30-year-old white woman in the United States has an 11.

Breast cancer cells flushed out of hiding
Source: Biology / Biochemistry News From Medical News Today [2016.05.26]
Breast cancer cells use a key to access bone marrow, where they hide and cause relapse years later. Now, scientists think there may be a way to stop them.

Drug against breast cancer is also highly potent against a frequent form of leukaemia
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2016.05.18]
Cancer cells have an abnormal cell division and survival machinery -- they grow faster than they die.

Breast cancer drug found to reduce seizures
Source: Epilepsy News From Medical News Today [2016.05.13]
Findings from animal study could lead to improved seizure treatment in humans.

Many Breast Cancer Patients Try Alternative Medicine First: Study
Source: MedicineNet Alternative Medicine Specialty [2016.05.13]
Title: Many Breast Cancer Patients Try Alternative Medicine First: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 5/12/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/13/2016 12:00:00 AM

Could 'Breast Cancer Genes' Play Role in Prostate Cancer, Too?
Source: MedicineNet Prostate Cancer Specialty [2016.05.10]
Title: Could 'Breast Cancer Genes' Play Role in Prostate Cancer, Too?
Category: Health News
Created: 5/9/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/10/2016 12:00:00 AM

New data at ESTRO reinforce alternative to whole breast irradiation for early stage breast cancer patients
Source: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine News From Medical News Today [2016.05.04]
Clinical equivalence of partial breast irradiation (PBI) and whole breast irradiation (WBI) has been demonstrated in two key phase III randomized trials: the Groupe Européen de Curiethérapie...

A long-noncoding RNA regulates repair of DNA breaks in triple-negative breast cancer cells
Source: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine News From Medical News Today [2016.04.29]
Findings give 'new insight' into biology of tough-to-treat breast cancer.The discovery of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) has dramatically changed the understanding of the biology of diseases such...

Breast Cancer Meds Won't Raise Chances of Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Suggests
Source: MedicineNet Hormone Therapy Specialty [2016.04.22]
Title: Breast Cancer Meds Won't Raise Chances of Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Suggests
Category: Health News
Created: 4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Chemo: Study
Source: MedicineNet Hormone Therapy Specialty [2016.04.19]
Title: Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Chemo: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 4/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Early Stage Breast Cancer Does Need Treatment, Study Finds
Source: MedicineNet Mammogram Specialty [2016.04.18]
Title: Early Stage Breast Cancer Does Need Treatment, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 4/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

How a metabolic pathway promotes breast cancer metastasis
Source: Statins News From Medical News Today [2016.04.07]
A metabolic pathway that is up-regulated in certain breast cancers promotes the disease's progression by activating a cell signaling protein called Arf6, according to a paper published in the...

NIST develops first widely useful measurement standard for breast cancer MRI
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2016.03.28]
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed the first widely useful standard for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast, a method used to...

Pill that 'lights up' breast cancer could lead to more accurate screening
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2016.03.20]
Researchers have developed an oral pill containing a dye that only binds to cancerous tumors and lights up when exposed to near-infrared light.

Male Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Klinefelter Syndrome Specialty [2016.02.25]
Title: Male Breast Cancer
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 6/30/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

What factors affect non-compliance with endocrine therapy among young women with breast cancer?
Source: Compliance News From Medical News Today [2016.02.17]
A new study from Harvard Medical School of young women with hormone receptor-positive (HR+) breast cancer showed that more than half did not believe endocrine therapy was essential, even though it...

Two Drugs Equal in Preventing Early Breast Cancer's Return: Study
Source: MedicineNet tamoxifen Specialty [2015.12.11]
Title: Two Drugs Equal in Preventing Early Breast Cancer's Return: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 12/11/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer Drugs Battle Disease's Return
Source: MedicineNet capecitabine Specialty [2015.12.09]
Title: Breast Cancer Drugs Battle Disease's Return
Category: Health News
Created: 12/9/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

Experts Issue Guidelines on Caring for Breast Cancer Survivors
Source: MedicineNet tamoxifen Specialty [2015.12.08]
Title: Experts Issue Guidelines on Caring for Breast Cancer Survivors
Category: Health News
Created: 12/7/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer Prevention
Source: MedicineNet Breast Lumps In Women Specialty [2015.10.21]
Title: Breast Cancer Prevention
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 5/23/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

For Unexplained Infertility, Breast Cancer Drug No Better Than Standard Treatment
Source: MedicineNet letrozole Specialty [2015.09.24]
Title: For Unexplained Infertility, Breast Cancer Drug No Better Than Standard Treatment
Category: Health News
Created: 9/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/24/2015 12:00:00 AM

Genetic Testing: Families With Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet raloxifene Specialty [2015.09.02]
Title: Genetic Testing: Families With Breast Cancer
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 6/6/2001 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

Treatment of Breast Cancer by Stages
Source: MedicineNet letrozole 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

Certain Generic Meds May Help Older Patients With Early Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet letrozole 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

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

New Drug Keeps Common Breast Cancer Under Control Longer: Study
Source: MedicineNet letrozole 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

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

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 CA 125 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

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...

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

Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Breast Specialty [2012.05.09]
Title: Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 1/31/2005 6:51:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/9/2012 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 12:00:00 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.

Low doses of common cancer drug may promote cancer spread
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.21]
New research indicates that paclitaxel, which is the most commonly used chemotherapy for breast cancer, suppresses tumors when given at a certain dosage, but at low doses, it actually promotes...

Diabetes drug Metformin holds promise for cancer treatment and prevention
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.06.06]
Use of Metformin - commonly used as the front-line treatment for type 2 diabetes - improves survival for some breast cancer patients, and shows promise as a treatment for patients diagnosed with...

Is initiation of chemo affected by complementary, alternative medicine use?
Source: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine News From Medical News Today [2016.05.13]
Women with early-stage breast cancer for whom chemotherapy was indicated and who used dietary supplements and multiple types of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) were less likely to...

BRCA gene mutations associated with increased prostate cancer risk
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.05.09]
Though predominantly known for their increased associations with breast cancer risk, germline mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are also associated with an increased susceptibility to other...

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