- Medically important genes fall within swaths of the human genome from which it is difficult to obtain accurate sequence information: study.
- More women are moving away from the breast-conserving surgery they once demanded, and experts aren't sure if this is a good thing.
- A test capable of determining how aggressively a tumor may spread would aid clinicians in forming a treatment plan.
- Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women under 40, and now genetic testing is helping shape treatment options for those affected women.
- Tracy Dart, who was believed to be a three-time breast cancer survivor and raised over $400,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, may never have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
- A strand of non-coding RNA — transcribed from a stretch of junk DNA — prevents cells from turning cancerous: study.
- Young women can lower their future risk for breast cancer by adopting a diet high in fiber.
- Breastfeeding could save the lives of more than 800,000 children and 20,000 mothers each year, according to a recent study.
- Certain white blood cell types struggle to fully recover in the months following breast cancer chemotherapy.
- New study finds biennial mammogram screenings starting at age 50 are better for women at average risk of breast cancer.
- President Obama promised to undertake a national effort to cure cancer, a “new moonshot” with Vice President Biden in charge of “mission control.”
- Pfizer Inc raised U.S. prices for more than 100 of its drugs, some by as much as 20 percent, according to a recent report.
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.