- New device implanted in tumors allows doctors to administer patient-specific drug regimes tailored to their types of cancer.
- Women who fast overnight, for around 12 hours, lower their glucose levels and breast cancer risk.
- A month after Facebook changed its guidelines, Instagram has expanded its own rules to accommodate women.
- A woman's fingerprints disappeared when she developed hand-foot syndrome, a painful side effect to breast cancer chemotherapy.
- Pfizer Inc said the first formal late-stage trial of its approved treatment for advanced breast cancer, Ibrance, was stopped early after the medicine met its goal.
- Cancer-related deaths are decreasing among African-Americans, but the mortality rate is still highly skewed between racial lines.
- Actress Rita Wilson reveals how a second opinion led to her breast cancer diagnosis and her timely double mastectomy.
- Medical researchers call it the "Angelina Effect," the surge in demand for genetic testing attributable to movie star Angelina Jolie's public crusade for more aggressive detection.
- Scientists use telomere length and DNA methylation to pinpoint the biologically older parts of the human body.
- Without the hassle of physical chemical dyes, scientists can apply multiple "stains" to the same sample of tissue.
- Two years after a double mastectomy, actress Angelina Jolie has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to avoid the risk of ovarian cancer.
- Angelina Jolie underwent surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes after recent blood tests showed early signs of cancer.
Breast cancer is a type of cancer originating from breast tissue, most commonly from the inner lining of milk ducts or the lobules that supply the ducts with milk. Cancers originating from ducts are known as ductal carcinomas; those originating from lobules are known as lobular carcinomas. While the overwhelming majority of cases are women, men can sometimes also develop breast cancer. Worldwide, breast cancer comprises 22.9% of all cancers in women.