Breast cancer recurrence differs with use of radiation
May 3, 2011
Women with early stage breast cancer who are treated with both surgery and radiation may cut their risk of local recurrences of the disease, but the risk of invasive breast cancer later appears to be greater.More...
Drugs used for breast cancer may help colorectal cancer
April 29, 2011
PARP inhibitors, which are drugs that have helped patients with breast and ovarian cancer, may have a similar benefit for those with colorectal cancer, according to a study at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.More...
Blood pressure drugs have opposite effect on breast cancer
April 26, 2011
UCLA researchers have added to previous research that found ACE inhibitors commonly used as a blood pressure medication increases the risk of breast cancer.More...
Breast cancer treatment may raise risk of hip fractures
February 7, 2011
Although generally uncommon in women under age 70, middle-aged breast cancer survivors may be at a greater risk for hip fractures, according to the February issue of Clinical Cancer Research.More...
Anti-estrogen drug may fight both breast and lung cancer
January 25, 2011
The anti-estrogen drug tamoxifen may play a role in reducing the death rate of women with breast cancer who also develop lung cancer, according to a study published in the journal Cancer.More...
Breast cancer biopsy procedures yield similar results
January 20, 2011
The outcomes of two procedures used to determine if a patient's breast cancer has spread to other parts of the body were found to be similar, according to a study published online in the New England Journal of Medicine.More...
Study uncovers clues that may produce new breast cancer therapies
December 27, 2010
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania say they have identified how a certain receptor works, which may provide insight on how to design drugs to target cancer cells.More...
Weightlifting may stop swelled limbs after breast cancer therapy
December 9, 2010
A University of Pennsylvania study found that weightlifting may prevent lymphedema - painful, swelled limbs - following breast cancer treatment.More...
MRIs suggested for women who have had breast cancer
November 30, 2010
A new study recommends that women who have had breast cancer should have an annual breast MRI in addition to a yearly mammogram.More...
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 5, 2010
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) occurs every October, but staying focused on the battle against the disease is ongoing for breast cancer survivors, their families, medical providers and researchers.More...