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Saying Nighty-Night to Breast Cancer Sleep Disturbance
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2016.12.02]
Acupuncture improved sleep better than did gabapentin in breast cancer survivors with hot flashes.
Medscape Medical News

Bisphosphonates and Fracture Risk in Women With Breast Cancer
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines [2016.12.01]
Could long-term oral bisphosphonate use paradoxically increase fracture risk among postmenopausal women with breast cancer?
Menopause

What's New at World's Biggest Breast Cancer Meeting
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2016.11.30]
The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium will feature a diverse set of headlining studies.
Medscape Medical News

Electro-acupuncture for disrupted sleep in women with breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.11.30]
It's somewhat of a little-known adverse effect of having breast cancer, but studies suggest that approximately 30% to 40% of women with breast cancer report persistent hot flashes.

DNA Methylation Predicts Outcome in Metastatic Breast Cancer
Source: Medscape Pathology & Lab Medicine Headlines [2016.11.29]
Methylation of a 6-gene panel predicts outcomes in women with metastatic breast cancer, according to results from the TBCRC 005 Prospective Biomarker Study.
Reuters Health Information

Breast cancer screening 'should not be stopped based on age'
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.11.28]
Researchers say breast cancer screening guidelines should not be age-based, after finding no evidence that the benefits of mammography decline after 75.

Cellular starvation kills treatment-resistant breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.11.23]
Blocking key nutrient may treat aggressive form of breast cancer.Cancer rewires the metabolism of tumor cells, converting them into lean, mean, replicating machines.

Breast Cancer and Precision Medicine: Clin Onc News Report
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology [2016.11.23]
(MedPage Today) -- Also, pros of digital breast tomosynthesis screening

Scripps Florida scientists create innovative drug design strategy to improve breast cancer treatment
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.11.22]
While there have been advances in the treatment of hormone-driven breast cancer, resistance to these therapies remains a significant problem.

Depressed Women Less Likely to Get Best Breast Cancer Care: Study
Source: MedicineNet Depression Specialty [2016.11.21]
Title: Depressed Women Less Likely to Get Best Breast Cancer Care: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 11/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

New Drug May Brighten Outlook for Advanced Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Neutropenia Specialty [2016.11.17]
Title: New Drug May Brighten Outlook for Advanced Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 11/16/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/17/2016 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer Dimpling: Causes and Treatment
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.11.12]
What are the symptoms of breast cancer and what are the causes of breast dimpling? Learn how to find dimpling of the skin and how it is treated.

Take multiple biopsies in studies of personalised breast cancer treatments, study says
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.11.11]
New research finds taking single biopsy can miss key genetic mutations that could influence drug susceptibility and resistance.

Vitamin D may increase survival for breast cancer patients
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.11.10]
A new study examines the levels of vitamin D in the blood of patients at the time of breast cancer diagnosis and correlates it with survival rates.

Tailored, dense-dose chemotherapy for early breast cancer does not result in significant improvement in recurrence-free survival
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.11.09]
Among women with high-risk early breast cancer, the use of tailored dose-dense chemotherapy compared with standard adjuvant chemotherapy did not result in a statistically significant improvement in...

One in six women diagnosed with breast cancer have a symptom other than a lump
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.11.08]
Around one in six women (17 per cent) diagnosed with breast cancer go to their doctor with a symptom other than a lump - the most commonly reported breast cancer symptom - according to new research...

Two new studies document improvement in breast cancer treatment with use of BioZorb implant
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.10.27]
Two new studies have documented the value of the BioZorb® marker in improving the treatment of women who have breast cancer.

Triple-negative breast cancer: Prolactin study may lead to new treatments
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.10.25]
Study suggests a prolactin receptor screen could identify triple-negative breast cancer patients with a less aggressive cancer and a better prognosis.

Study indicates that advances in precision medicine have improved breast cancer treatment
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.10.25]
A new study examines how one early example of precision medicine - tumor genome testing - is being used in women with breast cancer to reduce overtreatment and maximize the benefits of chemotherapy.

Engineers, mathematicians and doctors unite to develop new breast cancer-detection option
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.10.21]
An international team comprising engineers, mathematicians and doctors has applied a technique used for detecting damage in underwater marine structures to identify cancerous cells in breast cancer...

Genetic variants may affect breast cancer drug concentrations and patient outcomes
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.10.18]
In a study of 110 women taking the breast cancer drug anastrozole, there were significant differences in patients' blood levels of the drug that corresponded with variations in the ABCB1 gene.

New CDC study shows changes in breast cancer death rates by age group
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.10.17]
Breast cancer death rates among women decreased during 2010-2014, but racial differences persisted, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Morbidity and...

What Does Breast Cancer Feel Like? Lumps and Pain Explained
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.10.14]
For women and men, breast cancer is a very real threat. Learn what early signs to look for, how to check, and the causes and risk factors.

Breast cancer drug shows potential in patients with skin metastases
Source: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials News From Medical News Today [2016.10.14]
A study presented at the ESMO Congress reveals how the drug tucatinib led to a reduction in skin metastases for patients with breast cancer.

Cost of Breast Cancer Chemo Varies Widely in U.S.
Source: MedicineNet cyclophosphamide Specialty [2016.10.11]
Title: Cost of Breast Cancer Chemo Varies Widely in U.S.
Category: Health News
Created: 10/10/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

More Evidence Tamoxifen, Other Meds Help Limit Breast Cancer's Spread
Source: MedicineNet tamoxifen Specialty [2016.10.07]
Title: More Evidence Tamoxifen, Other Meds Help Limit Breast Cancer's Spread
Category: Health News
Created: 10/6/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/7/2016 12:00:00 AM

Blocking Ran protein reverses resistance of lung and breast cancers
Source: Lung Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.10.06]
Researchers at the University of Bradford have discovered a way to prevent chemotherapy resistance in lung cancer by blocking a protein found in cancer cells.

Tamoxifen OK for Breast Cancer Patients Without Uterine Abnormalities: Study
Source: MedicineNet Uterine Cancer Specialty [2016.09.23]
Title: Tamoxifen OK for Breast Cancer Patients Without Uterine Abnormalities: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Software Speeds Up Analysis of Breast Cancer Risk: Study
Source: MedicineNet Mammogram Specialty [2016.09.23]
Title: Software Speeds Up Analysis of Breast Cancer Risk: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/23/2016 12:00:00 AM

Study: Trained Experts Can Spot Breast Cancer in 'Blink of an Eye'
Source: MedicineNet Mammogram Specialty [2016.08.30]
Title: Study: Trained Experts Can Spot Breast Cancer in 'Blink of an Eye'
Category: Health News
Created: 8/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Breast Lumps In Women Specialty [2016.08.24]
Title: Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
Source: MedicineNet Breast Lumps In Women Specialty [2016.07.25]
Title: Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
Category: Slideshows
Created: 9/28/2010 1:12:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/25/2016 12:00:00 AM

Imaging technique could help focus breast cancer treatment
Source: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine News From Medical News Today [2016.07.08]
Cancer Research UK scientists have used imaging techniques as a new way to identify patients who could benefit from certain breast cancer treatments, according to a study published in Oncotarget.

Smoking May Hinder Common Breast Cancer Treatment
Source: MedicineNet letrozole Specialty [2016.06.27]
Title: Smoking May Hinder Common Breast Cancer Treatment
Category: Health News
Created: 6/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/27/2016 12:00:00 AM

10 Things Young Women Should Know About Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet tamoxifen 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

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

New approach to MRI links saturated fats to breast cancer in postmenopausal women
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound 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...

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

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

Breast Cancer Meds Won't Raise Chances of Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Suggests
Source: MedicineNet tamoxifen 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

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...

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

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

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

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

Breast Cancer Quiz: Symptoms & Signs
Source: MedicineNet CA 125 Specialty [2015.01.23]
Title: Breast Cancer Quiz: Symptoms & Signs
Category: MedicineNet Quiz
Created: 10/11/2010 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/23/2015 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

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

Breast Cancer Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Source: MedicineNet Breast Specialty [2010.12.10]
Title: Breast Cancer Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ
Category: MedicineNet Quiz
Created: 10/11/2010 3:00:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 12/10/2010 3:44:55 PM

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.

No Evidence Screening Mammography Should Stop at Age 75
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines [2016.11.29]
Breast cancer screening is not only more effective in older women, it finds more cancer, calling into question the logic of guidelines recommending screening for breast cancer only up to age 75.
Medscape Medical News

Future of Lung Cancer Tx: Oncotherapy Network & Cancer Network
Source: MedPage Today Oncology/Hematology [2016.11.22]
(MedPage Today) -- Also, top breast cancer news of 2016

Peau d'Orange: Causes and Treatment
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.11.16]
What is peau d'orange and what are its causes and symptoms? Learn about the prevention of breast cancer as well as how it is diagnosed and treated.

Evaluating safety, effects of vaginal testosterone cream, estradiol vaginal ring
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.11.14]
While aromatase inhibitors (AIs) are a preferred therapy for postmenopausal women who have hormone receptor-positive early-stage breast cancer, the vaginal dryness and decreased sex drive that may...

Breast-friendly, radiation-free alternative to mammogram in the making
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.11.07]
New method identifies cancerous tumors by blood vessels structure.Each year around a million women in the Netherlands undergo mammograms for early detection of possible breast cancer.

Older and younger women benefit equally from breast reconstruction after mastectomy
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.10.28]
The most comprehensive study of its kind to date found that older women enjoy the same benefits from breast reconstruction following mastectomy for breast cancer as younger women without a...

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