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Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that forms in the cells of the breast. Although mostly found in women, men can get breast cancer too. There are a number of symptoms associated with breast cancer, but the first noticeable symptom is often a lump or area

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Double whammy for triple negative breast cancer

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A promising new combination therapy for a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer has been identified by Weizmann Institute scientists, as was recently reported in Cancer Research.

Proposed biosimilar drug shows potential as breast cancer treatment

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Among women with metastatic breast cancer, treatment with a drug that is biosimilar to the breast cancer drug trastuzumab resulted in an equivalent overall response rate at 24 weeks compared with...

Electro-acupuncture for disrupted sleep in women with breast cancer

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

It's somewhat of a little-known adverse effect of having breast cancer, but studies suggest that approximately 30% to 40% of women with breast cancer report persistent hot flashes.

Breast cancer screening 'should not be stopped based on age'

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

Researchers say breast cancer screening guidelines should not be age-based, after finding no evidence that the benefits of mammography decline after 75.

Study shows low-dose chemotherapy regimens could prevent tumor recurrence in some cancers

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Conventional, high-dose chemotherapy treatments can cause the fibroblast cells surrounding tumors to secrete proteins that promote the tumors' recurrence in more aggressive forms, researchers at...

Cellular starvation kills treatment-resistant breast cancer

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Blocking key nutrient may treat aggressive form of breast cancer.Cancer rewires the metabolism of tumor cells, converting them into lean, mean, replicating machines.

Scripps Florida scientists create innovative drug design strategy to improve breast cancer treatment

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

While there have been advances in the treatment of hormone-driven breast cancer, resistance to these therapies remains a significant problem.

Stereotactic Breast Biopsy: What Happens, Results, and Outlook

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Learn about stereotactic breast biopsies, their benefits, and what they are used for. This article describes what to expect with this diagnostic procedure.

Breast Lump Removal: What to Expect, Recovery

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

What are the causes of breast lumps and who needs a breast lump removal? Learn about the available surgical procedures and what to expect after surgery.

Peau d'Orange: Causes and Treatment

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

What is peau d'orange and what are its causes and symptoms? Learn about the prevention of breast cancer as well as how it is diagnosed and treated.

Evaluating safety, effects of vaginal testosterone cream, estradiol vaginal ring

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

While aromatase inhibitors (AIs) are a preferred therapy for postmenopausal women who have hormone receptor-positive early-stage breast cancer, the vaginal dryness and decreased sex drive that may...

Breast Cancer Dimpling: Causes and Treatment

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

What are the symptoms of breast cancer and what are the causes of breast dimpling? Learn how to find dimpling of the skin and how it is treated.

Take multiple biopsies in studies of personalised breast cancer treatments, study says

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

New research finds taking single biopsy can miss key genetic mutations that could influence drug susceptibility and resistance.

Vitamin D may increase survival for breast cancer patients

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:00:00 PST

A new study examines the levels of vitamin D in the blood of patients at the time of breast cancer diagnosis and correlates it with survival rates.

Tailored, dense-dose chemotherapy for early breast cancer does not result in significant improvement in recurrence-free survival

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Among women with high-risk early breast cancer, the use of tailored dose-dense chemotherapy compared with standard adjuvant chemotherapy did not result in a statistically significant improvement in...

One in six women diagnosed with breast cancer have a symptom other than a lump

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

Around one in six women (17 per cent) diagnosed with breast cancer go to their doctor with a symptom other than a lump - the most commonly reported breast cancer symptom - according to new research...

Breast-friendly, radiation-free alternative to mammogram in the making

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

New method identifies cancerous tumors by blood vessels structure.Each year around a million women in the Netherlands undergo mammograms for early detection of possible breast cancer.

Women's cancer deaths: Discussing global inequity

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Nine out of 10 cervical cancer deaths occur in the developing world. A series of papers published today highlights global disparity and calls for change.

Scientists develop 'world-first' 3D mammary gland model

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

A team of researchers from Cardiff University and Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute has succeeded in creating a three-dimensional mammary gland model that will pave the way for a better...

Older and younger women benefit equally from breast reconstruction after mastectomy

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

The most comprehensive study of its kind to date found that older women enjoy the same benefits from breast reconstruction following mastectomy for breast cancer as younger women without a...

Two new studies document improvement in breast cancer treatment with use of BioZorb implant

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Two new studies have documented the value of the BioZorb® marker in improving the treatment of women who have breast cancer.

Triple-negative breast cancer: Prolactin study may lead to new treatments

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PST

Study suggests a prolactin receptor screen could identify triple-negative breast cancer patients with a less aggressive cancer and a better prognosis.

Study indicates that advances in precision medicine have improved breast cancer treatment

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study examines how one early example of precision medicine - tumor genome testing - is being used in women with breast cancer to reduce overtreatment and maximize the benefits of chemotherapy.

Engineers, mathematicians and doctors unite to develop new breast cancer-detection option

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PST

An international team comprising engineers, mathematicians and doctors has applied a technique used for detecting damage in underwater marine structures to identify cancerous cells in breast cancer...

Genetic variants may affect breast cancer drug concentrations and patient outcomes

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PST

In a study of 110 women taking the breast cancer drug anastrozole, there were significant differences in patients' blood levels of the drug that corresponded with variations in the ABCB1 gene.