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Gum disease linked to breast cancer risk in older women

Middle-aged and older women with gum disease are slightly more likely than those without gum problems to develop breast cancer, suggests a new study.... [via Reuters]

Molecular 'Feedback Loop' May Explain Tamoxifen Resistance in Patients with Breast Cancer

Get the facts on diseases, conditions, tests and procedures. Find a doctor at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center or Johns Hopkins Community Physicians.... [via John Hopkins]

Side effects may lead breast cancer patients to skip drugs

Breast cancer patients who report more side effects of their hormone therapy drugs and less confidence communicating with their doctors are more likely to intentionally or unintentionally miss a ... [via Reuters]

Family history may not impact breast cancer survival odds

In younger women with breast cancer, having a family history of the disease may not worsen their survival odds, a new study suggests.... [via Reuters]

U.S. FDA approves Pfizer's high profile breast cancer drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Pfizer Inc's Ibrance, a potential new standard of care for advanced breast cancer, in a regulatory decision that came more than two months ... [via Reuters]

Cancer Drugs Fund 'papers over cracks', says charity

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New Study Finds Promising Drug Doubled Positive Effect in Hormone-Receptor Positive Breast Cancer

STORY HIGHLIGHTS In a groundbreaking study that offers new hope for women with advanced breast cancer, researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have published final clinical trial ... [via UCLA]

UCLA Study Finds Ancient Chinese Exercise Lessens Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors

STORY HIGHLIGHTS In a new randomized trial that could improve longevity in breast cancer survivors, UCLA researchers have discovered that the Chinese practice of Tai Chi can reduce inflammation in ... [via UCLA]

Roche, Merck extend immunotherapy fight to breast cancer

Swiss drugmaker Roche and U.S. group Merck & Co are to present data on their rival immunotherapy drugs in breast cancer in December, extending the novel approach to fighting tumors to another cancer ... [via Reuters]

Skirt size increase linked to breast cancer risk, says study

For a better experience on your device, try our mobile site. Going up several skirt sizes in midlife could be a warning sign of increased cancer risk, research suggests.... [via BBC]

Roche says Avastin prolongs life in breast cancer study

Swiss drugmaker Roche said its cancer drug Avastin helped women with a common form of breast cancer live longer without their disease worsening, when used in combination with chemotherapy drug Xeloda.... [via Reuters]

Notable Advances in Breast Cancer Research to be Presented at 2014 Symposium | ASCO.org

SAN FRANCISCO Six studies with a potential to impact the care and treatment of patients with breast cancer will be presented at the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium in San Francisco, taking place ... [via ASCO]

ASCO Issues New Guideline on Treating Patients with Advanced, HER2-negative Breast Cancer | ASCO.org

The American Society of Clinical Oncology today issued a new clinical practice guideline on chemotherapy and targeted therapy for women with HER2-negative advanced breast cancer.... [via ASCO]

GE's 3D mammography device gets FDA approval

General Electric Co's healthcare unit last week won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its mammography device that produces three-dimensional images to detect breast cancer.... [via Reuters]

Key Research from the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium Highlights Advances in Breast Cancer Prevention, Screening, and Therapy | ASCO.org

Five studies from the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium were highlighted today in an embargoed presscast for reporters.... [via ASCO]

Featured Breast Cancer Articles

Aspirin to Treat Breast Cancer?  
 “The epidemiological and preclinical evidence* linking aspirin with a positive effect on breast cancer recurrence is very strong, but we need a prospective trial like this one to definitively determin... [more]

Breast Cancer Surgery - Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know 
 Invasive breast cancer can spread through the lymph ducts and blood vessels to other areas of the body. The sentinel lymph node is the first lymph node(s) that the lymph ducts drain into. Whether or... [more]

Full Field Digital Mammography: A New Breast Cancer Screening Tool 
 A new type of mammography equipment called full-field digital mammography has generated a good deal of press during its first year of availability in the United States. Mammography remains the best m... [more]

BRCA1 and BRCA2: Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing 
 A woman's risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer is greatly increased if she inherits a deleterious (harmful) BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation. Men with these mutations also have an increased risk of ... [more]

Breast Cancer Risks: Childhood Cancer Radiation Treatment Increases Risk for Breast Cancer in adults 
 New data reveals that women treated with radiation to the chest for childhood cancer have a high risk of developing breast cancer similar to that of women with BRCA1/2 mutations. The study, led by Mem... [more]

Breast Cancer Survival Increased Significantly with Herceptin / Chemotherapy Combo 
  Treating women with early stage breast cancer with a combination of chemotherapy and the molecularly targeted drug Herceptin significantly increases survival in patients with a specific gene... [more]

Estimating Breast Cancer Risk 
 Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed non-skin cancer in American women. An estimated 213,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. The risk of breast cancer increases ... [more]

Preventing Breast Cancer 
 Most breast cancer prevention research is based on evidence linking the development of this disease, in many cases, with exposure to the hormone estrogen. The focus of several breast cancer prevention... [more]

Most Early Stage Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Radiation After Mastectomy  
 Breast cancer patients with early stage disease that has spread to only one lymph node may not benefit from radiation after mastectomy, because of the low present-day risk of recurrence following mode... [more]

Advanced Breast Cancer Clinical Trial News 
 ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A clinical trial for women with an aggressive form of metastatic breast cancer will open soon at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor and is now open ... [more]

Current Status of Positron Imaging for Breast Cancer 
 Positron emission tomography is a valuable imaging tool for staging breast cancer, for monitoring therapy and in the investigation of tumor relapse. Strengths and weaknesses of PET imaging in breast ... [more]

Breast Cancer Risk and Pregnancy 
 Every woman’s hormone levels change throughout her life for a variety of reasons, and hormone changes can lead to changes in the breasts. Hormone changes that occur during pregnancy may influence a wo... [more]

Study Finds Second Breast Cancer Risk Increased by obesity, alcohol consumption and smoking  
 SEATTLE — Sept. 8, 2009 — It is well known that survivors of breast cancer have a much higher risk of developing a second breast cancer than women in the general population have of developing a first ... [more]

Ductal Lavage: A New Look Inside the Breast  
 Women at high risk for developing breast cancer now have another tool to use to help assess their personal risk of developing this disease. Ductal lavage is a minimally invasive procedure that can b... [more]

Confusing risk information may lead breast cancer patients to make poor treatment choices 
  ANN ARBOR, Mich - A new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that a tool commonly used by doctors to estimate the risk of a woman's breast cancer ... [more]

Inflammatory Breast Cancer: Questions and Answers 
 Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare but very aggressive type of breast cancer in which the cancer cells block the lymph vessels in the skin of the breast. This type of breast cancer is called “inflam... [more]

Breast Cancer and Lymphedema: Risk Greatly Increased With Added Boost of Radiation to Axillary Nodes 
 PHILADELPHIA -The significant risk of developing lymphedema may outweigh the benefit of receiving an extra boost of radiation to lymph nodes possibly involved in early-stage breast cancer. ... [more]

Herceptin in Early stage Breast Cancer 
 Herceptin® Combined With Chemotherapy Improves Disease-Free Survival for Patients With Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Results from two large randomized clinical trials for patients with HER-2 positi
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Early Stage HER2 Positive Breast Cancer Patients at Increased Risk of Recurrence 
  Early-stage breast cancer patients with HER2 positive tumors one centimeter or smaller are at significant risk of recurrence of their disease, compared to those with early-stage disease who do not ... [more]

Breast cancer patients and memory loss: New research reveals early intervention can help 
 Breast cancer patients can experience problems with memory after chemotherapy treatment. This can be frustrating and lead to increased stress. However, new research from UCLA indicates early intervent... [more]


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