- A certain enzyme may serve as a biomarker indicative of nascent tumor growth in breast cancer patients.
- In comparing modes of digital mammography, researchers find that direct radiography is more accurate for detecting breast cancer than computed radiography.
- A recent study shows that women ages 40-49 defied controversial breast cancer screening recommendations by seeking mammograms.
- Screening women for breast cancer costs the U.S. Medicare program $1 billion every year - about as much as it spends on treatment.
- Breast cancer screening before the age of 30 can cause more harm than good. A new study says that women who are the highest risk of developing breast cancer, those that carry the mutated BRCA genes, are more likely to get the cancer if they've been exposed to diagnostic chest radiation before the age of 30.