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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

Oncotype DX Impacts Chemotherapy Decisions in Breast Cancer
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2015.08.28]
A large cohort study demonstrated that Oncotype DX testing was associated with less frequent chemotherapy use in high-risk patients, but more frequent use in low-risk women.
Medscape Medical News

Medical News Today: Breast cancer relapse could be predicted with new blood test
Source: Featured Health News from Medical News Today [2015.08.27]
A new study reports that a so-called ‘mutation-tracking' blood test can pick up valuable signs of cancer’s potential return, offering hope to patients with the disease.

Breast cancer relapse could be predicted with new blood test
Source: Blood / Hematology News From Medical News Today [2015.08.27]
A new study reports that a so-called ‘mutation-tracking' blood test can pick up valuable signs of cancer’s potential return, offering hope to patients with the disease.

New 'mutation-tracking' blood test could predict breast cancer relapse months in advance
Source: Blood / Hematology News From Medical News Today [2015.08.27]
Scientists have developed a blood test for breast cancer able to identify which patients will suffer a relapse after treatment, months before tumours are visible on hospital scans.

21-gene recurrence score and receipt of chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.27]
Use of the 21-gene recurrence test score was associated with lower chemotherapy use in high-risk patients and greater use of chemotherapy in low-risk patients compared with not using the test among...

New optical method promises faster, more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.27]
Illinois researchers report on data-based method to replace manual inspection of tissueA new optical method for more quickly and accurately determining whether breast tissue lesions are cancerous...

Blood Test May One Day Predict Breast Cancer Relapse
Source: MedicineNet Chemotherapy Specialty [2015.08.27]
Title: Blood Test May One Day Predict Breast Cancer Relapse
Category: Health News
Created: 8/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/27/2015 12:00:00 AM

Some Breast Cancer Patients Balk at Tamoxifen (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology [2015.08.26]
(MedPage Today) -- Desire for pregnancy leads a third to refuse, discontinue

Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study
Source: MedicineNet Menopause Specialty [2015.08.26]
Title: Acupuncture Best for Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 8/25/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/26/2015 12:00:00 AM

Stiffer Matrix in Fat Tissue May Promote Breast Cancer Risk
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2015.08.25]
Obesity increases the risk for breast and other cancers. New research shows that a stiffer extracellular matrix within the adipose tissue is involved.
Medscape Medical News

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

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.

Shorter course of high-dose radiation therapy 'better for breast cancer patients'
Source: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine 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.

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

Biomarker discovery offers 'glimmer of hope' for women with aggressive breast cancer
Source: Lung 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: Lung 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.

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

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

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.

Young Women Refuse Tamoxifen Because of Fertility Concerns
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines [2015.08.28]
Concerns about fertility can influence adherence to endocrine therapy in young women with breast cancer, a new study suggests.
Medscape Medical News

Stiffer breast tissue in obese women promotes tumors
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.27]
Women who are obese have a higher risk and a worse prognosis for breast cancer, but the reasons why remain unclear.

Tailoring Mesh To Patients: The General Surgery News Report
Source: MedPage Today Oncology/Hematology [2015.08.26]
(MedPage Today) -- Also, interest grows for multigene panel tests in breast cancer

New Moffitt Cancer Center study finds young black women have a higher frequency of BRCA mutations than previously reported
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.25]
Women who have inherited mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes are more likely to develop breast cancer or ovarian cancer, especially at a younger age.

Use of tamoxifen by young women is influenced by fertility concerns
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.08.25]
The risk of breast cancer recurrence and mortality is decreased by endocrine therapy (ET) such as tamoxifen, but younger patients may decline it or discontinue treatment early if they are concerned...

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: Health Insurance / Medical Insurance 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...

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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