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New ASCO Guide for Adjuvant Therapy in Early Breast Cancer
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2016.04.22]
ASCO has issued its first comprehensive clinical guidelines on adjuvant chemotherapy in early breast cancer and targeted adjuvant therapy for HER2-positive disease.
Medscape Medical News

Anthracyclines No Worse for Cognition in Breast Cancer Study
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2016.04.22]
Cognitive decline was not in evidence for up to 7 years in a longitudinal prospective study of patients who did and did not receive chemotherapy (including anthracyclines).
Medscape Medical News

Breast Cancer Gene Test Cuts Use of Chemo (CME/CE)
Source: MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians [2016.04.22]
(MedPage Today) -- Similar survival with or without adjuvant therapy

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

Common Class of Breast Cancer Drugs May Not Trigger 'Chemo Brain': Study
Source: MedicineNet Chemotherapy Specialty [2016.04.22]
Title: Common Class of Breast Cancer Drugs May Not Trigger 'Chemo Brain': Study
Category: Health News
Created: 4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/22/2016 12:00:00 AM

No risk association observed for anthracycline chemotherapy, cognitive decline in breast cancer survivors
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.21]
New data analyses found no association between anthracycline chemotherapy and greater risk of cognitive decline in breast cancer survivors, according to an article published online by JAMA Oncology.

Breast Cancer Gene Might Lower Women's Fertility: Study
Source: MedicineNet Cancer Specialty [2016.04.21]
Title: Breast Cancer Gene Might Lower Women's Fertility: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 4/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/21/2016 12:00:00 AM

Delay in Radiation Increases Ipsilateral Breast Cancer Risk
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2016.04.20]
Women eligible for adjuvant radiation therapy increase their risk for ipsilateral breast cancer if they delay getting radiation therapy 8 weeks beyond surgery.
Medscape Medical News

Screening MRI in Women With a History of Breast Cancer
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines [2016.04.20]
When is MRI a better option than mammography for breast cancer surveillance?
Journal of the National Cancer Institute

USC patient data demonstrates potential of Parsortix for metastatic breast cancer liquid biopsy clinical application
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.20]
ANGLE plc, the specialist medtech company, is delighted to announce that the results of the University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center's ongoing work with ANGLE's...

Multivitamin use protects against chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in breast cancer patients
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.20]
Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), in collaboration with investigators from the cooperative group SWOG, have found that use of multivitamins prior to diagnosis may reduce the risk...

Breast cancer patients receiving Herceptin treatment should be monitored for heart damage at any age
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.20]
Breast cancer patients undergoing treatment with trastuzumab-containing regimens should be monitored for heart damage regardless of age, according to a new multi-centre study in Ontario.

MammaPrint Shows Which Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2016.04.19]
The first outcome data from a huge European trial show that the 70-gene assay can identify patients who can safety skip chemotherapy.
Medscape Medical News

Newly identified genetic markers may help guide treatment selection in breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.19]
Two previously unrecognized genetic markers may predict whether breast cancer patients would benefit from chemotherapy followed by tamoxifen, according to preclinical research from Roswell Park...

Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Chemo: Study
Source: MedicineNet Cancer Specialty [2016.04.19]
Title: Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Chemo: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 4/18/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/19/2016 12:00:00 AM

Is Breast Cancer Research Geared to Our Patients?
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines [2016.04.18]
Dr Piccart-Gebhart reviews the progress made in HER2-positive breast cancer and asks whether the 'fragmented' efforts of research answer--or even address--the questions most important to patients.
Medscape Oncology

MammaPrint genetic test can reduce use of post-surgery chemotherapy among early-stage breast cancer patients
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.18]
Among patients with early-stage breast cancer who were considered at high risk for disease recurrence based on clinical and biological criteria, the MammaPrint genetic test identified a large group...

Low-Fat Diets May Help Older Women With Breast Cancer Survive Longer: Study
Source: MedicineNet Menopause Specialty [2016.04.18]
Title: Low-Fat Diets May Help Older Women With Breast Cancer Survive Longer: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 4/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Early Stage Breast Cancer Does Need Treatment, Study Finds
Source: MedicineNet Mammogram Specialty [2016.04.18]
Title: Early Stage Breast Cancer Does Need Treatment, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 4/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2016 12:00:00 AM

Neratinib plus paclitaxel vs. trastuzumab plus paclitaxel in breast cancer
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.14]
While neratinib plus paclitaxel was not superior to trastuzumab plus paclitaxel as first-line treatment for ERBB2-positive metastatic breast cancer in terms of progression-free survival, the...

Cartilage protein may contribute to the development of breast cancer
Source: Bones / Orthopedics News From Medical News Today [2016.04.13]
Research from Lund University in Sweden shows that the protein COMP, which mainly exists in cartilage, can also be found in breast cancer tumours in patients with a poor prognosis.

Fertility treatment, breast density and breast cancer: is there a link?
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.13]
Women who have infertility and who undergo hormone treatment are more likely to have dense breasts, a factor that may increase the risk of breast cancer.

Genetic link confirmed between non-invasive breast cancer (DCIS) and development of invasive disease
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.12]
Scientists funded by Breast Cancer Now have confirmed inherited genetic links between non-invasive cancerous changes found in the milk ducts - known as ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) - and the...

New predictive tool for assessing breast cancer risk
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.08]
Levels of molecular marker Ki67 in healthy breast tissue predicts a woman's risk of developing breast cancer.

How a metabolic pathway promotes breast cancer metastasis
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.07]
A metabolic pathway that is up-regulated in certain breast cancers promotes the disease's progression by activating a cell signaling protein called Arf6, according to a paper published in the...

What can Frizzled7 reveal about breast cancer development?
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.06]
A new study shows that Frizzled7 (FZD7), a protein present on human breast epithelial cells and a component of the Wnt signaling pathway is uniquely controlled by the Notch signaling pathway, both...

Researchers discover that breast cancer tumor growth is dependent on lipid availability
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.06]
In an article published in Nature Communications, the researchers report that breast cancer cells need to take up lipids from the extracellular environment in order to continue proliferating.

BPA changes fetal development of the mammary gland, can raise breast cancer risk
Source: Endocrinology News From Medical News Today [2016.04.04]
A new culture system that tests the role of chemical exposure on the developing mammary gland has found that bisphenol A (BPA) directly affects the mammary gland of mouse embryos.

Evening Snacking Might Raise Odds for Breast Cancer's Return
Source: MedicineNet glucose Specialty [2016.04.01]
Title: Evening Snacking Might Raise Odds for Breast Cancer's Return
Category: Health News
Created: 3/31/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/1/2016 12:00:00 AM

Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Patients
Source: MedicineNet Acupuncture Specialty [2016.03.29]
Title: Acupuncture May Ease Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Patients
Category: Health News
Created: 3/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2016 12:00:00 AM

NIST develops first widely useful measurement standard for breast cancer MRI
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2016.03.28]
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed the first widely useful standard for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast, a method used to...

Pill that 'lights up' breast cancer could lead to more accurate screening
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2016.03.20]
Researchers have developed an oral pill containing a dye that only binds to cancerous tumors and lights up when exposed to near-infrared light.

Cancer breakthrough? Drug combo eradicated breast cancer tumors in 11 days
Source: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine News From Medical News Today [2016.03.11]
A cancer drug duo eliminated tumors for some women with HER2-positive breast cancer in only 11 days, while others saw a significant reduction in tumor size, new research reveals.

Multi-gene test identifies early breast cancer that may be spared chemo
Source: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine News From Medical News Today [2016.03.11]
A multi-gene test that identifies early breast cancer patients who can be treated with anti-hormonal therapy alone and no chemotherapy has shown successful results in a trial.

Male Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet Cancer Causes 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

New image analytics may offer quick guidance for breast cancer treatment
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2016.02.19]
Faster, cheaper test predicts who needs chemotherapy or just hormonal regimen.

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...

Overactive Thyroid Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
Source: MedicineNet Hyperthyroidism Specialty [2016.02.12]
Title: Overactive Thyroid Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
Category: Health News
Created: 2/11/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/12/2016 12:00:00 AM

Meditation shown to reduce pain during breast cancer biopsy
Source: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine News From Medical News Today [2016.02.04]
Though undergoing a breast biopsy is anything but relaxing, a new study shows that patients who meditate during the procedure experience less pain, anxiety and fatigue.

Hormone Therapy Safely Helps Preserve Fertility for Breast Cancer Patients: Study
Source: MedicineNet Hormone Therapy Specialty [2015.12.23]
Title: Hormone Therapy Safely Helps Preserve Fertility for Breast Cancer Patients: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 12/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/23/2015 12:00:00 AM

Two Drugs Equal in Preventing Early Breast Cancer's Return: Study
Source: MedicineNet tamoxifen Specialty [2015.12.11]
Title: Two Drugs Equal in Preventing Early Breast Cancer's Return: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 12/11/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/11/2015 12:00:00 AM

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

Experts Issue Guidelines on Caring for Breast Cancer Survivors
Source: MedicineNet tamoxifen Specialty [2015.12.08]
Title: Experts Issue Guidelines on Caring for Breast Cancer Survivors
Category: Health News
Created: 12/7/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

False-Positive Mammogram May Hint at Breast Cancer Risk Later
Source: MedicineNet Mammogram Specialty [2015.12.03]
Title: False-Positive Mammogram May Hint at Breast Cancer Risk Later
Category: Health News
Created: 12/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/3/2015 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer Prevention
Source: MedicineNet Breast Lumps In Women Specialty [2015.10.21]
Title: Breast Cancer Prevention
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 5/23/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/21/2015 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet docetaxel Specialty [2015.10.19]
Title: Breast Cancer
Category: Symptoms and Signs
Created: 12/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Breast Cancer Pictures Slideshow: 10 Things Young Women Should Know
Source: MedicineNet trastuzumab Specialty [2015.09.29]
Title: Breast Cancer Pictures Slideshow: 10 Things Young Women Should Know
Category: Slideshows
Created: 9/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/29/2015 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

Genetic Testing: Families With Breast Cancer
Source: MedicineNet raloxifene Specialty [2015.09.02]
Title: Genetic Testing: Families With Breast Cancer
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 6/6/2001 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/2/2015 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

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

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

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 CA 125 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

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...

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

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

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 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.

More Proof: Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Safe for BRCA Carriers
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines [2016.04.21]
The procedure, an increasingly popular choice among women with breast cancer, also looks like a good prophylactic choice for those at higher risk.
Medscape Medical News

Genetic Counselors Struggle to Keep Up With Huge New Demand
Source: Medscape Pathology & Lab Medicine Headlines [2016.04.19]
After Angelina Jolie disclosed her genetic predisposition for breast cancer, demand for genetic tests went up. Counselors help interpret those tests, and demand for their services has increased, too.
Kaiser Health News

High Marks for Novel Neoadjuvant Regimen (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Oncology/Hematology [2016.04.19]
(MedPage Today) -- T-DM1/pertuzumab tops standard therapy in HER2-positive breast cancer

Protein identifies cancer cells becoming aggressive, ready to spread
Source: Biology / Biochemistry News From Medical News Today [2016.04.14]
Researchers have discovered that aggressive cancer cells of melanoma, breast cancer and colon cancers have higher levels of of the protein PITPNC1 than non-aggressive cells.

Potential effects of fertility treatments on breast density and cancer risk
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.13]
Infertility and hormonal fertility treatments may influence the amount of dense tissue in the breast, a risk factor for breast cancer, according to a study involving 43,313 women, published in the...

Belfast researchers discover potential new way to better tailor treatments for early breast tumours
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.06]
Leading researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered a potential new way to separate patients with the very earliest forms of breast cancer into risk groups and better tailor treatment...

Highly processed carbohydrates impact cancer risk
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2016.04.06]
Highly processed carbohydrate intake is linked with higher rates of prostate cancer, while intake of legumes, fruits and vegetables correlates with lower risk of breast cancer.

Gene may worsen cancer outcome by speeding metabolism of drugs
Source: Lymphoma / Leukemia / Myeloma News From Medical News Today [2016.03.10]
Some patients with breast cancer, lung cancer and leukaemia seem to fare poorly after treatment because of the effects of a particular gene, a new study finds.

Breastfeeding saves lives, boosts economies in rich and poor countries
Source: Nursing / Midwifery News From Medical News Today [2016.01.29]
Every year, 800,000 child deaths, 20,000 breast cancer deaths and $302 billion in costs could be prevented if all countries increased breastfeeding, says a new series of papers.

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