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Medical News Today: Hair dyes, relaxers tied to raised breast cancer risk
Source: Featured Health News from Medical News Today [2017.06.16]
New research supports the idea that use of some hair products is linked to raised risk of breast cancer, with differences between white and black women.

Hair dyes, relaxers tied to raised breast cancer risk
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.06.16]
New research supports the idea that use of some hair products is linked to raised risk of breast cancer, with differences between white and black women.

Complications of Local Therapies for Early Breast Cancer
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines [2017.06.15]
Does mastectomy plus reconstruction result in more complications and higher cost than lumpectomy plus whole breast irradiation?
Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Possible Role for Immunotherapy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2017.06.15]
Pembrolizumab has shown some efficacy in metastatic breast cancer, but a new study experiments with its use in high-risk, early-stage breast cancers.
Medscape Medical News

'Unparalleled' Contribution to Breast Cancer: Angela Brodie
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2017.06.14]
Pioneer of the development of aromatase inhibitors, Dr Brodie made 'unparalleled' contributions to breast cancer and 'saved thousands of lives.'
Medscape Medical News

Lots of Unneeded Interventions in Early Breast Cancer
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2017.06.14]
After treatment for early-stage breast cancer, women undergo surveillance, which should not include imaging and tumor marker testing unless symptoms are present.
Medscape Medical News

OlympiAD: Olaparib Captures Gold for BRCA Breast Cancer
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2017.06.12]
Study author Dr Susan Domchek discusses the positive results of the OlympiAD trial, presented at the ASCO plenary session, indicating olaparib as a strong option in metastatic breast cancer.
Medscape Oncology

Aspirin may cut breast cancer risk for women with diabetes
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.06.12]
Women with diabetes are at increased risk of breast cancer, but new research finds that taking low-dose aspirin every day could reduce this risk.

New chemotherapy approach offers breast cancer patients a better quality of life
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.06.07]
The chemotherapy drug capecitabine gives patients a better quality of life and is as effective at preventing breast cancer from returning as the alternative regimen called CMF, when given following...

Immunotherapy drug effective for metastatic triple negative breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.06.06]
Pembrolizumab shown to shrink tumors - regardless of whether patient had prior treatment.

A protein that stem cells require could be a target in killing breast cancer cells
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.06.05]
For years, cancer experts have realized that cancerous cells behave in certain ways like stem cells, unspecialized cells that when exposed to certain signals, can "differentiate.

Pregnancy Doesn't Raise Odds for Breast Cancer's Return
Source: MedicineNet Hormone Therapy Specialty [2017.06.05]
Title: Pregnancy Doesn't Raise Odds for Breast Cancer's Return
Category: Health News
Created: 6/3/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/5/2017 12:00:00 AM

Olivia Newton-John Announces Breast Cancer Has Returned
Source: MedicineNet Sciatica Specialty [2017.06.01]
Title: Olivia Newton-John Announces Breast Cancer Has Returned
Category: Health News
Created: 6/1/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

Drug Xeloda Prolongs Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients
Source: MedicineNet Chemotherapy Specialty [2017.06.01]
Title: Drug Xeloda Prolongs Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients
Category: Health News
Created: 5/31/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

Just one small glass of wine per day increases breast cancer risk
Source: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs News From Medical News Today [2017.05.23]
A new report examines breast cancer risk factors and finds that the equivalent of a daily small glass of wine or beer increases the risk significantly.

Yoga, Meditation May Ease Some Breast Cancer Symptoms
Source: MedicineNet Chemotherapy Specialty [2017.05.22]
Title: Yoga, Meditation May Ease Some Breast Cancer Symptoms
Category: Health News
Created: 5/19/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

Breast cancer risk is more affected by total body fat than abdominal fat
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.05.17]
A reduction in overall body fat, rather than abdominal fat, is associated with lower levels of breast cancer markers.

Breakthrough: Breast cancer relapse linked to fat metabolism
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.05.16]
Currently, the main cause of death in breast cancer is relapse. Although poorly understood, research into the lipid metabolism of cells offers new insight.

Tai chi relieves insomnia in breast cancer survivors
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.05.12]
If you've ever had insomnia, you know worrying about sleep makes it even harder to fall asleep.

Alcohol is associated with higher risk of breast cancer in African-American women
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.05.03]
Alcohol consumption was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in a large study of African-American women, indicating that they, like white women, may benefit from limiting alcohol.

Low-dose aspirin may cut breast cancer risk by a fifth
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.05.02]
Researchers have found that women who take low-dose aspirin at least three times per week may reduce their breast cancer risk by as much as 20 percent.

Drinking Boosts Breast Cancer Risk for Black Women, Too
Source: MedicineNet Cancer Causes Specialty [2017.05.02]
Title: Drinking Boosts Breast Cancer Risk for Black Women, Too
Category: Health News
Created: 5/1/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 5/2/2017 12:00:00 AM

Growing body of evidence supports use of mind-body therapies in breast cancer treatment
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2017.04.27]
In newly updated clinical guidelines from the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO), researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive...

Worldwide statistics on breast cancer: Diagnosis and risk factors
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.04.26]
In this article, learn about statistics on breast cancer, if diet and obesity are risk factors, and racial differences within the U.S. for breast cancer.

New bone-in technique tests therapies for breast cancer metastasis
Source: Bones / Orthopedics News From Medical News Today [2017.04.25]
A new laboratory technique developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions can rapidly test the effectiveness of treatments for life-threatening breast cancer...

Smokers May Be Prone to Risks From Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy
Source: MedicineNet Radiation Therapy Specialty [2017.03.30]
Title: Smokers May Be Prone to Risks From Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy
Category: Health News
Created: 3/29/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2017 12:00:00 AM

Many Women Who Get Breast Cancer Gene Test Don't Need It
Source: MedicineNet Ovarian Cancer Specialty [2017.03.29]
Title: Many Women Who Get Breast Cancer Gene Test Don't Need It
Category: Health News
Created: 3/28/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2017 12:00:00 AM

Is Radiation Therapy Overused in Breast Cancer Care?
Source: MedicineNet tamoxifen Specialty [2017.03.15]
Title: Is Radiation Therapy Overused in Breast Cancer Care?
Category: Health News
Created: 3/14/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet cyclophosphamide Specialty [2017.03.10]
Title: Breast Cancer
Category: Symptoms and Signs
Created: 12/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/10/2017 12:00:00 AM

Screening MRI benefits women at average risk of breast cancer
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2017.02.23]
MRI screening improves early diagnosis of breast cancer in all women-not only those at high risk-according to a new study from Germany published online in the journal Radiology.

Male Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Cancer Causes Specialty [2017.02.22]
Title: Male Breast Cancer
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 6/30/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer Symptoms and Signs
Source: MedicineNet Mammogram Specialty [2017.02.10]
Title: Breast Cancer Symptoms and Signs
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 6/18/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/10/2017 12:00:00 AM

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Don't Get Life-Extending Therapy
Source: MedicineNet tamoxifen Specialty [2017.02.03]
Title: Many Breast Cancer Survivors Don't Get Life-Extending Therapy
Category: Health News
Created: 2/2/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/3/2017 12:00:00 AM

Obamacare Boosts Breast Cancer Screening, Study Finds
Source: MedicineNet Mammogram Specialty [2017.01.10]
Title: Obamacare Boosts Breast Cancer Screening, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 1/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/10/2017 12:00:00 AM

Beating Breast Cancer But Still Paying a Price
Source: MedicineNet tamoxifen Specialty [2016.12.15]
Title: Beating Breast Cancer But Still Paying a Price
Category: Health News
Created: 12/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

Certain Breast Cancer Drugs Tied to Blood Vessel Damage
Source: MedicineNet letrozole Specialty [2016.12.09]
Title: Certain Breast Cancer Drugs Tied to Blood Vessel Damage
Category: Health News
Created: 12/9/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

Taking Breast Cancer Prevention Drug Beyond 5 Years May Not Raise Survival
Source: MedicineNet letrozole Specialty [2016.12.07]
Title: Taking Breast Cancer Prevention Drug Beyond 5 Years May Not Raise Survival
Category: Health News
Created: 12/7/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/7/2016 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

Cost of Breast Cancer Chemo Varies Widely in U.S.
Source: MedicineNet trastuzumab 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

Tamoxifen OK for Breast Cancer Patients Without Uterine Abnormalities: Study
Source: MedicineNet tamoxifen 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

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

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 trastuzumab 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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Nectin-4: Prognostic Biomarker for Targeting of TNBCs
Source: Medscape Pathology & Lab Medicine Headlines [2017.06.16]
An antibody-drug conjugate targeting nectin-4 shows promise against triple-negative breast cancer.
Annals of Oncology

Study questions whether mistaken antibodies led cancer research down a 20-year dead end
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.06.16]
For nearly two decades researchers have sought a way to target an estrogen receptor in the hope they could improve breast cancer survival, but an article published in Nature Communications contends...

Mammogram Follow-up Tests Take Longer for Asian Women in U.S.
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines [2017.06.14]
After an abnormal mammogram, Asian women in the U.S. are less likely than white women to get follow-up tests to determine if they have breast cancer, a recent study suggests.
Reuters Health Information

Pearls from: Lisa Carey, MD
Source: MedPage Today Radiology [2017.06.07]
(MedPage Today) -- Current status, outlook for triple-negative breast cancer

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology [2017.06.03]
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include treating resistant hepatitis C infection, a new regimen for breast cancer, evolution of non-small cell lung cancer, and minocycline for MS

Phyllodes tumors: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.05.28]
A phyllodes tumor is a rare form of breast cancer that appears mostly in women. What are the signs and symptoms and what is the outlook?

D.C. Week: CBO Still Sees Surge in Uninsured with AHCA
Source: MedPage Today Allergy & Immunology [2017.05.27]
(MedPage Today) -- Also: FDA panel backs new breast cancer drug, Epogen biosimilar

New imaging technique aims to ensure surgeons completely remove cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.05.19]
Of the quarter-million women diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the United States, about 180,000 undergo surgery to remove the cancerous tissue while preserving as much healthy breast tissue...

Tamoxifen protects against obesity-related metabolic disorders
Source: Liver Disease / Hepatitis News From Medical News Today [2017.05.15]
Tamoxifen, a selective estrogen receptor modulator, is the gold standard for endocrine treatment of estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer. Tamoxifen is also known to have metabolic effects.

Researchers identify nutrient metabolism that drives breast tumor metastasis
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.05.12]
A multinational group of scientists, led by professor Sarah-Maria Fendt (VIB-KU Leuven), have discovered that breast cancer cells that have invaded other organs rely on a different nutrient...

Three-week radiation therapy treatment given post mastectomy is safe and effective
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.05.04]
A shorter course of radiation therapy given to breast cancer patients following mastectomy is safe and effective and cuts treatment time in half.

Mayo Clinic researchers develop new tumor-shrinking nanoparticle to fight cancer, prevent recurrence
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.05.03]
A Mayo Clinic research team has developed a new type of cancer-fighting nanoparticle aimed at shrinking breast cancer tumors, while also preventing recurrence of the disease.

Breast rashes: Which symptoms suggest cancer?
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.04.26]
Breast rashes or changes do not usually indicate breast cancer, but can be symptoms of two rare but aggressive types. When should you see a doctor?

New gene discovered that is driving drug resistance
Source: MRSA / Drug Resistance News From Medical News Today [2017.04.06]
Scientists in Salford, UK, have identified a gene which is 'revving the engine of cancer' against the world's most common breast cancer drug.

Mammography vs. thermography: Comparing the benefits
Source: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine News From Medical News Today [2017.03.29]
Mammography and thermography are two methods of detecting abnormalities that may indicate breast cancer. Learn more in this article.

Novel genes identified that help suppress prostate and other cancers
Source: Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today [2017.03.21]
New genes which help prevent prostate, skin and breast cancer development in mice have been discovered by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators.

Radiotherapy risks are much higher for smokers
Source: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine News From Medical News Today [2017.03.21]
Smokers treated for breast cancer have much higher risks than non-smokers of developing lung cancer or heart attack as a result of radiotherapy - according to a new study funded by Cancer Research...

Breast-friendly, radiation-free alternative to mammogram in the making
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound 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.

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