breast cancer

Targeting Single Gene May Halt Breast Cancer Development

By | Wed, 01/01/2014 - 15:39

Knocking out a single gene inhibits the development of tumors in mouse models of breast cancer.

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Low Oxygen Levels Could Promote Spread Of Breast Cancer

By | Sun, 12/29/2013 - 19:00

Low levels of oxygen may trigger hypoxia-inducible factors that promote the spread of cancerous cells.


Fake Acupuncture As Good As The Real Thing For Breast Cancer Patients Suffering Chemo Side Effects

By | Mon, 12/23/2013 - 11:09

Researchers discovered that real as well as fake acupuncture treatments helped to alleviate the side effects caused by aromatase inhibitors prescribed to breast cancer patients.


Tomato-Rich Diet Could Lower Breast Cancer Risk For Postmenopausal Women

By | Wed, 12/18/2013 - 18:23

A diet rich in tomatoes could boost hormone levels associated with a lower risk of breast cancer.


Research Backs Preventative Surgery For Women At Greater Risk Of Ovarian Cancer

By | Tue, 12/17/2013 - 18:00

Experts recommend that all women carrying certain high-risk genes consider the health benefits of risk-reducing surgery.


New Pre-Surgery Treatments More Effective Against Aggressive Breast Cancer

By | Sun, 12/15/2013 - 16:48

A phase 2 trial has proven that new drugs for triple-negative breast cancer will effectively remove cancer cells before a mastectomy or lumpectomy.


New Breast Cancer Drug Shows Promise In Patients Resistant To Conventional Hormonal Therapy

By | Thu, 12/12/2013 - 19:02

The newly developed Z-endoxifen drug was shown to induce anti-tumor activity in a treatment group of women diagnosed with treatment-resistant breast cancer.

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Breast Cancer Drug Cuts Risk By More Than 50 Percent In High Risk Women

By | Thu, 12/12/2013 - 12:37

Breast cancer drug, anastrozole, reduces occurrence of cancer by more than 50 percent, in high risk women.


New Cancer Cases Rose To 14.1 Million Worldwide In 2012

By | Thu, 12/12/2013 - 10:57

The World Health Organization found that the incidence of various cancers has increased over the last few years, especially in industrialized countries.


Exercise Slashes Risk Of Aggressive Breast Cancer For Black Women

By | Wed, 12/11/2013 - 19:48

Vigorous exercise is associated with a 47 percent lower risk of treatment-resistant breast cancer among African American women.

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Iowa Inmate Granted Unprecedented Parole After Terminal Breast Cancer Diagnosis

By | Thu, 12/05/2013 - 18:56

Kristina Fetters, Iowa dying inmate sentenced to life, is granted parole after being diagnosed with inoperable stage IV breast cancer.


Ultrasound Zaps Tumor In Breast Cancer Patients

By | Wed, 12/04/2013 - 17:23

A type of focused ultrasound guided by magnetic resonance could help oncologists remove tumors and residual cancerous tissue in breast cancer patients.


Breast Cancer Survivor Defends Controversial NYT Front Page Photo

By | Wed, 12/04/2013 - 11:56

The NYTimes drew criticism over a front page, which featured a breast cancer survivor partially exposing her nipple while showing her lumpectomy scar. Now that survivor speaks out.


High Fat Diet Tied To Accelerated Breast Cancer Development In Teenage Girls

By | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 18:49

A high fat diet may speed up the development of certain genetic signatures associated with breast cancer in teenage girls.


Identical Twins Battle Breast Cancer: How Sharing A Womb May Raise Risk Of Disease

By | Fri, 11/15/2013 - 11:45

Kelly McCarthy and Kristen Maurer, identical twins, got diagnosed with breast cancer within months of each other.