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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 screening rates drop in Australia, despite new data on life saving benefits
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.07.01]
Cancer Council is encouraging all eligible Australian women aged 50 to 74 to consider participating in the free BreastScreen program following the release of data showing a downward trend in...

Atomic force microscope advance leads to new breast cancer research
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.06.30]
Researchers who developed a high-speed form of atomic force microscopy have shown how to image the physical properties of live breast cancer cells, for the first time revealing details about how...

Breast cancer treatment with fewer potential side effects has equally good patient outcomes, UCLA study shows
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.06.26]
A new study by UCLA scientists has found that women diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with a one-week regimen of partial breast radiation after the surgical removal of the tumor, or...

Smoking may impact survival after a breast cancer diagnosis
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.06.25]
Researchers have found that smoking may increase the risk of dying early in premenopausal women with breast cancer.

Stress hormones could undermine breast cancer therapy
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2015.06.23]
Stress hormones often given to patients to treat the side effects of therapy may cause a subset of breast cancers to become treatment-resistantRecently, researchers have discovered that the...

Higher sTNF-RII associated with reduced memory functioning among breast cancer patients before treatment
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.06.23]
Pretreatment cytokine levels, specifically soluble TNF receptor type two (sTNF-RII), are associated with reduced memory performance among newly-diagnosed, post-menopausal breast cancer patients prior...

Latina women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer need more stress management tools
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2015.06.22]
Familial obligations and relationships are stress-inducers for Latina cancer patients that must be recognized by health care providers and educatorsCancer is the most common cause of death among...

Most women with early-stage breast cancer undergo imaging for metastatic cancer despite international guidelines advising otherwise
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.06.22]
Most women - about 86% - with early-stage breast cancer will undergo imaging to determine if the cancer has metastasized, despite international guidelines that recommend against testing, found a...

Early menarche may be important in development of aggressive breast cancer in African-American women
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.06.18]
Early age at menarche, or first menstrual cycle, could play a role in the disproportionate incidence of estrogen receptor (ER)-negative breast cancers diagnosed among African-American women...

Increase in breast-conserving therapy for early-stage breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.06.18]
The use of breast-conserving therapy for women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer rose between 1998 and 2011, a study finds, though there are still barriers to the procedure.

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

Prenatal DDT exposure linked to increased risk of breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.06.17]
Women born in 1959-67 who were exposed to higher levels of the pesticide DDT in utero may be at almost four times higher risk of breast cancer, a new study finds.

Prenatal DDT exposure tied to nearly 4-fold increase in breast cancer risk
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.06.17]
Fifty year-long study first to directly connect breast cancer risk to in utero chemical exposureWomen who were exposed to higher levels of the pesticide DDT in utero were nearly four times more...

New UK charity Breast Cancer Now acts to eradicate deaths from breast cancer in the UK by 2050
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.06.16]
A new study analysing tissue from secondary breast cancer patients, collected just hours after they pass away, will open the door to understanding and ultimately stopping the spread of the disease...

Protein plays key role in spread of breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.06.16]
For breast cancer to be fatal, the tumor has to send out metastases to other parts of the body.

'Death-associated protein' promotes cancer growth in most aggressive breast cancers
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.06.16]
Although traditionally understood to induce death in cancer cells, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that the DAPK1 protein is actually essential for...

National screening programme has markedly reduced breast cancer mortality
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.06.15]
Under the Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Programme, all women aged 50 to 69 are invited for mammography screening every two years.

Breast cancer cells form metastases - the responsible gene is identified
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.06.15]
A particular human gene variant makes breast cancer cells more aggressive. Not only are these more resistant to chemotherapy but also leave the primary tumour and establish themselves in other parts...

Obese Postmenopausal Women May Face Higher Risk for Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Menopause Specialty [2015.06.12]
Title: Obese Postmenopausal Women May Face Higher Risk for Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 6/11/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/12/2015 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

Mammography still best for breast cancer screening, experts find
Source: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine News From Medical News Today [2015.06.04]
An international group of experts reports that the benefits of mammography screening for women aged 50-69 outweigh adverse effects such as false-positive results.

Surgery Not Always Needed for Early Form of Breast Cancer: Study
Source: MedicineNet Chemotherapy Specialty [2015.06.04]
Title: Surgery Not Always Needed for Early Form of Breast Cancer: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 6/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/4/2015 12:00:00 AM

Exercise May Blunt a Woman's Risk of Lung and Breast Cancer: Studies
Source: MedicineNet Lung Cancer Specialty [2015.06.03]
Title: Exercise May Blunt a Woman's Risk of Lung and Breast Cancer: Studies
Category: Health News
Created: 6/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/3/2015 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

MRI shows potential to improve breast cancer risk prediction
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2015.05.14]
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides important information about a woman's future risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study published in Radiology.

New evidence that MRI may help predict breast cancer in some women
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2015.05.13]
Magnetic resonance imaging is already used in breast cancer screening, but a new study suggests that an MRI imaging feature may have a significant link to breast cancer risk.

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

Breast cancer survey: black and Hispanic women have less say in care
Source: Health Insurance / Medical Insurance News From Medical News Today [2015.03.20]
Study reveals racial differences in the level of involvement women have in their breast cancer care, with minorities being less active in the selection of surgeon or hospital.

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

No association found between migraine and breast cancer in a pooled analysis of prospective cohort studies
Source: Headache / Migraine News From Medical News Today [2014.12.18]
Migraine was not associated with breast cancer risk or differences in the endogenous sex hormones that have been proposed to be associated with migraines, according to a new study published in the...

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.

How removing a protein slows blood vessel growth in tumours
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.07.01]
Scientists from the University of Leeds and The Institute of Cancer Research, London, have discovered a new protein which triggers the growth of blood vessels in breast cancer tumours which have...

Susan G. Komen Founder Steps Out of Spotlight
Source: MedPage Today Oncology/Hematology [2015.06.29]
(MedPage Today) -- Nancy Brinker says she won't forget her "promise" to the breast cancer community

Short-Course Partial-Breast RT Gets High Marks (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Oncology/Hematology [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: Breast Cancer 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.

'Smarter' ordering of breast biomarker tests could save millions in health care dollars
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.06.24]
A review of medical records for almost 200 patients with breast cancer suggests that more selective use of biomarker testing for such patients has the potential to save millions of dollars in health...

Breast-Conserving Tx Keeps Growing, but Disparities Persist (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery [2015.06.21]
(MedPage Today) -- Use of BCT for early breast cancer often hinges on socioeconomic factors

Pitt team IDs two new and very large classes of RNAs linked to cancer biomarker
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.05.26]
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have identified two new classes of RNAs that are closely associated with a protein known to be a prognostic biomarker for breast cancer...

Not All Dense Breasts Pose Cancer Risk (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology [2015.05.19]
(MedPage Today) -- Only a quarter of women with dense breasts had higher risk for interval breast cancer

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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