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Potential new treatment for aggressive breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.07.06]
Early-stage research offers hope that a treatment could be developed against breast cancer tumors that fail to respond to the first-line drug Herceptin.

Keeping the heart in breast cancer treatment
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.07.18]
Breast cancer awareness campaigns stress the importance of "saving the breasts" - but what about saving the heart?

Detection rates of early stage breast cancer in older women unchanged despite increase in screening costs
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.07.18]
Medicare spending on breast cancer screening increased substantially between 2001 and 2009 but the detection rates of early stage tumors were unchanged, according to a new study published July 16 in...

Removing Healthy Breast of Little Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients: Study
Source: MedicineNet Ovarian Cancer Specialty [2014.07.17]
Title: Removing Healthy Breast of Little Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 7/16/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Gene signature may predict breast cancer treatment response to tamoxifen
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.07.15]
A gene signature identified using a new approach has the potential to be used in the clinic to predict which patients with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer will benefit from tamoxifen...

The "seeds" of breast cancer metastasis targeted by stem cell researcher
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.07.15]
For breast cancer patients, the era of personalized medicine may be just around the corner, thanks to recent advances by USC Stem Cell researcher Min Yu and scientists at Massachusetts General...

Gel tamoxifen effective for breast cancer, fewer side effects than oral form
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.07.15]
A new study shows that a gel form of commonly used cancer drug tamoxifen is just as effective as the oral form and produces fewer side effects.

OncoBriefs: Primary ADT, Myeloma, Breast Cancer (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Oncology/Hematology [2014.07.15]
(MedPage Today) -- Primary androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) failed to improve long-term survival in men with localized prostate cancer, but an intensive pretransplant myeloma regimen and a new breast cancer treatment proved more successful, according to this edition of OncoBriefs.

Cultured circulating tumor cells reveal genetic profile, potential drug susceptibility of breast cancer cells
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.07.14]
Circulating tumor cells captured with a microchip-based device developed at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Engineering in Medicine and the MGH Cancer Center can be cultured to...

Some breast cancer patients do better than current staging guidelines suggest
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.07.13]
New findings from Fox Chase Cancer Center paint a relatively optimistic picture of women's chances of surviving a subset of breast cancers that have spread to the chest wall or skin, but not beyond.

Protein identified that causes breast cancer cells to metastasize
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.07.13]
Using an innovative tool that captures heretofore hidden ways that cells are regulated, scientists at Rockefeller University have identified a protein that makes breast cancer cells more likely to...

Virginia Tech research teams finds new markers for breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.07.10]
The fight against breast cancer is never-ending, but Virginia Tech researchers in the Medical Informatics and Systems Division at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute have found additional...

Breast Cancer Drug May Help Women Fight a Leading Cause of Infertility: Study
Source: MedicineNet Birth Defects Specialty [2014.07.10]
Title: Breast Cancer Drug May Help Women Fight a Leading Cause of Infertility: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 7/9/2014 5:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer Drug Aromasin May Be Option for Some Premenopausal Women
Source: MedicineNet Clinical Trials Specialty [2014.07.10]
Title: Breast Cancer Drug Aromasin May Be Option for Some Premenopausal Women
Category: Health News
Created: 7/9/2014 5:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

Roswell Park-led team identifies mechanism of chemotherapy resistance in inflammatory breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.07.09]
Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) have identified a mechanism of breast cancer cells that leads to chemotherapy resistance in inflammatory breast cancer.

Men Develop Breast Cancer, Too
Source: MedicineNet Cancer Specialty [2014.07.08]
Title: Men Develop Breast Cancer, Too
Category: Health News
Created: 7/7/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cholesterol Levels May Be Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
Source: MedicineNet Cancer Specialty [2014.07.07]
Title: Cholesterol Levels May Be Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 7/4/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 7/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

Study links high cholesterol to increased risk of breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.07.06]
In a study of UK women, researchers find that those with high cholesterol may be at higher risk of developing breast cancer than women with normal cholesterol levels.

Life-extending treatment for metastatic breast cancer now licenced in UK after one prior chemotherapy
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.07.04]
From 3 July 2014, Halaven® (eribulin) is licenced in the UK for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer (MBC) who have progressed after at least one...

Don't be put off from exercise, breast cancer patients told
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.07.03]
People with breast cancer should not avoid exercise because of groundless fears it will cause or worsen a type of incurable and painful swelling.

Increase in Medicare-backed breast cancer screenings unsustainable
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.07.03]
Breast cancer screening costs for Medicare patients skyrocketed between 2001 and 2009, but the increase did not lead to earlier detection of new breast cancer cases, according to a study published by...

Breast cancer and other aggressive cancers may respond to anti-inflammatory drugs
Source: Arthritis / Rheumatology News From Medical News Today [2014.07.01]
New research raises the prospect that some cancer patients with aggressive tumors may benefit from a class of anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

3D Mammograms May Improve Breast Cancer Screening
Source: MedicineNet Mammogram Specialty [2014.06.25]
Title: 3D Mammograms May Improve Breast Cancer Screening
Category: Health News
Created: 6/24/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 6/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer: Lymphedema Awareness Lacking
Source: MedPage Today Radiology [2014.06.23]
(MedPage Today) -- NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Although they experienced classic symptoms of post-surgical lymphedema, many breast patients didn't recognize the condition as related to treatment, and said they didn't receive any information about it from their healthcare providers, researchers said here.

Detection rate for invasive breast cancers significantly higher with 3-D digital mammography
Source: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine News From Medical News Today [2014.06.20]
In community-based radiology practice, mammography screening with 3D digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) yielded lower recall rates, an increased overall cancer detection rate, and an increased...

The role of risk profiling in mammography readings, breast cancer diagnosis
Source: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine News From Medical News Today [2014.06.19]
A new approach to examining mammograms that takes into account a woman's health risk profile would reduce the number of cancer instances missed and also cut the number of false positives, according...

Mammography Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths by 28 Percent: Study
Source: MedicineNet Mammogram Specialty [2014.06.19]
Title: Mammography Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths by 28 Percent: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 6/18/2014 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 6/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Cholesterol-busting compound may halt breast cancer
Source: Cholesterol News From Medical News Today [2014.06.18]
In tests on human cells and lab mice, a compound developed to fight cholesterol was able to not only halt breast cancer progression but also kill cancer cells.

Hormone treatment used by the majority of older breast cancer patients
Source: Endocrinology News From Medical News Today [2014.06.18]
One of the most comprehensive looks at the use of hormone therapy in women over 65 with non-metastatic breast cancer found some welcome news.

Breast Cancer Surgery Rates Vary Greatly in Canada
Source: MedicineNet Radiation Therapy Specialty [2014.06.18]
Title: Breast Cancer Surgery Rates Vary Greatly in Canada
Category: Health News
Created: 6/18/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/18/2014 12:00:00 AM

Faslodex and tamoxifen combo reverse tamoxifen-resistant breast cancer
Source: Arthritis / Rheumatology News From Medical News Today [2014.06.17]
The inexpensive anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) reverses resistance to tamoxifen, a widely used breast cancer drug, in mice.

Older Breast Cancer Patients Do Follow Drug Therapy: Study
Source: MedicineNet tamoxifen Specialty [2014.06.17]
Title: Older Breast Cancer Patients Do Follow Drug Therapy: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 6/16/2014 4:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 6/17/2014 12:00:00 AM

Can breast cancer risk be predicted by skin moles?
Source: Dermatology News From Medical News Today [2014.06.11]
Two new studies find an association between breast cancer and moles. However, the researchers can only hypothesize on the mechanisms driving this association.

Antibody-based molecular imaging agent homes in on newly targeted cell receptor that hints at more aggressive breast cancers and potential therapy
Source: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine News From Medical News Today [2014.06.11]
For years researchers have been developing molecular imaging techniques that visualize hormonally active breast cancer cells - specifically those testing positive for human epidermal growth factor...

Some Breast Cancer Patients May Get Drug-Linked Heart Failure: Study
Source: MedicineNet Chemotherapy Specialty [2014.06.04]
Title: Some Breast Cancer Patients May Get Drug-Linked Heart Failure: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 6/3/2014 4:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 6/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

Certain Breast Cancer Patients May Need Little Treatment After Tumor Removal
Source: MedicineNet Chemotherapy Specialty [2014.06.03]
Title: Certain Breast Cancer Patients May Need Little Treatment After Tumor Removal
Category: Health News
Created: 6/2/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 6/3/2014 12:00:00 AM

Newer Anti-Estrogen Treatment May Benefit Younger Breast Cancer Survivors
Source: MedicineNet Hormone Therapy Specialty [2014.06.02]
Title: Newer Anti-Estrogen Treatment May Benefit Younger Breast Cancer Survivors
Category: Health News
Created: 6/1/2014 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

Drug May Lower Odds of Early Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients
Source: MedicineNet Chemotherapy Specialty [2014.06.02]
Title: Drug May Lower Odds of Early Menopause in Breast Cancer Patients
Category: Health News
Created: 5/30/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 6/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

In at-risk survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma, MRI catches breast cancer early
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2014.05.30]
The largest clinical study to evaluate breast cancer screening of female survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), who are at increased risk because they received chest radiation, shows that...

Experts Issue Treatment Guidelines for Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet capecitabine Specialty [2014.05.06]
Title: Experts Issue Treatment Guidelines for Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 5/5/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 5/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Type of breast cancer surgery women undergo influenced by surgeons and health care settings
Source: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery News From Medical News Today [2014.05.03]
Breast cancer is one of the few major illnesses for which physicians may not recommend a specific treatment option.

'Freezing' Technique May Work for Some Women With Early Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Breast Biopsy Specialty [2014.05.01]
Title: 'Freezing' Technique May Work for Some Women With Early Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 4/30/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 5/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Breast Lumps In Women Specialty [2014.03.19]
Title: Breast Cancer
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

For older women with breast cancer, brachytherapy offers lower rate of breast preservation compared to standard radiation
Source: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery News From Medical News Today [2014.02.03]
When comparing treatments designed to enable long-term breast preservation for older women with invasive breast cancer, researchers found those treated with brachytherapy were at higher risk for a...

Drug May Help Slow Advanced Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet letrozole Specialty [2013.12.13]
Title: Drug May Help Slow Advanced Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 12/12/2013 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 12/13/2013 12:00:00 AM

Male Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Breast Specialty [2013.12.12]
Title: Male Breast Cancer
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 6/30/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/12/2013 12:00:00 AM

Exercise Might Ease Joint Pain Caused by Breast Cancer Drugs
Source: MedicineNet letrozole Specialty [2013.12.12]
Title: Exercise Might Ease Joint Pain Caused by Breast Cancer Drugs
Category: Health News
Created: 12/12/2013 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/12/2013 12:00:00 AM

Drug Arimidex Cuts Risk for Breast Cancer in Older, High-Risk Women: Study
Source: MedicineNet raloxifene Specialty [2013.12.12]
Title: Drug Arimidex Cuts Risk for Breast Cancer in Older, High-Risk Women: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 12/12/2013 9:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/12/2013 12:00:00 AM

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

Experts Urge Routine Test for All Patients With Invasive Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet trastuzumab Specialty [2013.10.08]
Title: Experts Urge Routine Test for All Patients With Invasive Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 10/7/2013 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 10/8/2013 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

FDA Approves First 'Pre-Surgical' Drug for Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet trastuzumab Specialty [2013.10.01]
Title: FDA Approves First 'Pre-Surgical' Drug for Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 9/30/2013 2:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer Prevention
Source: MedicineNet raloxifene Specialty [2013.09.25]
Title: Breast Cancer Prevention
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 5/23/1999 7:12:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM

FDA Panel Backs Wider Use of Drug to Treat Early Stage Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet trastuzumab Specialty [2013.09.13]
Title: FDA Panel Backs Wider Use of Drug to Treat Early Stage Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 9/13/2013 7:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM

Novel Drug Shows Promise for Early Stage Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet trastuzumab Specialty [2013.09.11]
Title: Novel Drug Shows Promise for Early Stage Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 9/10/2013 12:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM

Women at High Breast Cancer Risk Should Consider Preventive Drugs: Experts
Source: MedicineNet raloxifene Specialty [2013.07.10]
Title: Women at High Breast Cancer Risk Should Consider Preventive Drugs: Experts
Category: Health News
Created: 7/9/2013 12:35:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/10/2013 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

New Drug Regimens May Slow Advanced Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet letrozole Specialty [2012.12.05]
Title: New Drug Regimens May Slow Advanced Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 12/5/2012 10:35:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/5/2012 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

Daily Aspirin May Help Fight Prostate Cancer, But Not Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet enoxaparin Specialty [2012.08.28]
Title: Daily Aspirin May Help Fight Prostate Cancer, But Not Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 8/27/2012 6:05:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2012 12:00:00 AM

FDA Gives Nod to New Breast Cancer Drug
Source: MedicineNet letrozole Specialty [2012.07.23]
Title: FDA Gives Nod to New Breast Cancer Drug
Category: Health News
Created: 7/20/2012 6:06:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 7/23/2012 12:00:00 AM

Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Certain Breast Cancers
Source: MedicineNet capecitabine Specialty [2012.06.04]
Title: Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Certain Breast Cancers
Category: Health News
Created: 6/3/2012 10:05:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/4/2012 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

Avastin May Help Fight Early Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet capecitabine Specialty [2012.01.26]
Title: Avastin May Help Fight Early Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 1/26/2012 11:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/26/2012 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 Patients At Risk For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome May Be Identified By Simple Fingertip Test
Source: Body Aches News From Medical News Today [2010.12.13]
As many as half of postmenopausal women taking aromatase inhibitor drugs for breast cancer complain of bothersome musculoskeletal symptoms, including carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

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

Joint Pain Linked To Breast Cancer Drug Not Inflammatory Arthritis Or Autoimmune Disease
Source: Body Aches News From Medical News Today [2010.11.09]
A new study suggests joint complaints attributed to aromatase inhibitors (AI), popular breast cancer drugs, are not associated with inflammatory arthritis or autoimmune disease.

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

Breast Cancer in Young Women
Source: MedicineNet Breast Specialty [2005.01.31]
Title: Breast Cancer in Young Women
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 1/31/2005 6:51:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/31/2005 6:50:52 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 4:22:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/31/2005 4:22:13 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 4:22:00 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.

Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy confers marginal life expectancy benefit
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2014.07.18]
The choice of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) by women with breast cancer (BC) diagnosed in one breast has recently increased in the US but may confer only a marginal life expectancy...

Small Gain With Contralateral Mastectomy (CME/CE)
Source: MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians [2014.07.18]
(MedPage Today) -- Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy had a small impact on long-term survival as compared with average-risk breast cancer patients who chose not to have the unaffected breast removed, data from a statistical model showed.

Gene Signature May Predict Response to Tamoxifen
Source: Medscape Pathology & Lab Medicine Headlines [2014.07.17]
A new gene signature could predict which patients with estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer will benefit from tamoxifen therapy.
Medscape Medical News

Marginal Benefit After Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines [2014.07.16]
A new study shows that the projected life expectancy for women undergoing contralateral prophylactic mastectomy in response to unilateral breast cancer is only marginal.
Medscape Medical News

No Bang for Digital Buck in Mammography (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology [2014.07.01]
(MedPage Today) -- Medicare's mammography costs increased by almost 50% over a 7-year period while the rate of early breast cancer detection and stage at diagnosis did not change significantly, a 270,000-patient study showed.

3-D Imaging Boosts Breast Ca Detection Rate (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology [2014.06.24]
(MedPage Today) -- Combining mammography with 3-D imaging led to a significantly higher breast cancer detection rate and a lower recall rate for additional imaging or procedures, a retrospective review of 450,000 cases showed.

Study finds more women receiving breast reconstruction after mastectomy
Source: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery News From Medical News Today [2014.02.20]
A new study finds that the majority of women who undergo mastectomy for breast cancer go on to get breast reconstruction, a practice that has increased dramatically over time.

Consensus guideline on margins for breast-conserving surgery with whole-breast irradiation issued by ASTRO and SSO
Source: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery News From Medical News Today [2014.02.12]
Guideline focused on reducing ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence in stages I and II invasive breast cancer The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the Society of Surgical...

Racial differences in cosmetic outcomes after breast-conserving therapy
Source: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery News From Medical News Today [2014.01.13]
As perceived by both patients and doctors, the cosmetic results after "lumpectomy" for breast cancer differ for African-American versus Caucasian women, suggests a pilot study in the Plastic and...

Shedding Light On Aromatase Inhibitor Joint Pain Syndrome
Source: Body Aches News From Medical News Today [2010.11.10]
Breast cancer patients are more likely to have joint pain from taking aromatase inhibitors (AIs) if they have advanced stage cancer, according to a study presented at the American College of...

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