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

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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.

New CDC study shows changes in breast cancer death rates by age group

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Breast cancer death rates among women decreased during 2010-2014, but racial differences persisted, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Morbidity and...

What Does Breast Cancer Feel Like? Lumps and Pain Explained

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PDT

For women and men, breast cancer is a very real threat. Learn what early signs to look for, how to check, and the causes and risk factors.

Breast cancer drug shows potential in patients with skin metastases

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A study presented at the ESMO Congress reveals how the drug tucatinib led to a reduction in skin metastases for patients with breast cancer.

Born rich or poor? Where you begin life affects cancer risk later

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah has announced the results of a study that found that circumstances in childhood, such as parental occupation at birth and...

Ribociclib improves progression-free survival in advanced breast cancer

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

The addition of the CDK4/6 inhibitor ribociclib to letrozole therapy significantly improves progression-free survival in postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive advanced breast cancer...

Targeting estrogen receptor improves progression-free survival in advanced breast cancer

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Fulvestrant significantly increases progression-free survival in women with hormone-receptor-positive advanced breast cancer, particularly those with less aggressive lower-volume disease...

Breast cancer: Similarly effective treatments vary in cost

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The cost of treatment for breast cancer varies widely, and even women with full health insurance are paying high out-of-pocket costs, a new study reveals.

Tamoxifen, AI therapies linked to reduced risk for contralateral breast cancer in community health care setting

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In patients with invasive breast cancer treated in a general community health care setting, tamoxifen therapy was associated with reduced risk for contralateral breast cancer in the opposite breast...

Night shift work 'does not raise breast cancer risk,' study finds

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Contrary to a review from the World Health Organization in 2007, a new study finds no link between night shift work and increased risk of breast cancer.

Blocking Ran protein reverses resistance of lung and breast cancers

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the University of Bradford have discovered a way to prevent chemotherapy resistance in lung cancer by blocking a protein found in cancer cells.

Ki67 may help avoid sentinel lymph node biopsy in some patients

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Breast cancer patients over 50 years old could be spared invasive procedures by use of stratification based on tumour size and molecular characteristics, including Ki67.

Cancer and Genetics: What's the Connection?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Some cancer cases occur in someone who's inherited a genetic mutation. Learn more about genetic testing and forms of cancer that can be hereditary.

Circadian rhythm gene affects malignant breast cancer's spread

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:00:00 PDT

Sleep cycle interruptions may affect breast cancer formation and metastasis.

Examining mitochondrial DNA may help identify unknown ancestry that influences breast cancer risk

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Genetic testing of mitochondrial DNA could reveal otherwise unknown ancestry that can influence a person's risk for certain types of breast cancer, a new study finds.

Study shows blood vessel cells are helping breast cancers enter bloodstream and spread around body

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Scientists part-funded by Breast Cancer Now have discovered that non-cancer cells that wrap around blood vessels - called 'pericytes' - are helping breast cancer cells enter the bloodstream and...

New way of testing drugs could speed up development of breast cancer treatments

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have discovered a new way to test hundreds of cancer drugs very quickly, which could drastically cut the time it takes to find potential breast cancer treatments, according to a Cancer...

Half second 'glimpse' can identify breast cancer

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

New research by a psychologist at the University of York and colleagues at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, US, and University of Leeds shows that radiologists can discriminate between...

Breast cancer switchbacks

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

A study led by Harvard Medical School investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital reveals how spontaneous changes in the molecular characteristics of tumors can lead to tumors with a mixed...

Scientists discover how breast cancers use white blood cells to avoid immune defences and promote growth

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Finding could lead to development of a new breast cancer treatment that prevents key protein on tumour cells from binding to immune cellsScientists funded by Breast Cancer Now have...

New targets to attack aggressive cancers

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A marker that shows how fast a tumour is growing opens a new line of attack on hard-to-treat cancers such as triple negative breast cancer.

Blood test to spot new breast cancer subtype delays progression for twice as long

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 02:00:00 PDT

A blood test that detects when the most common form of breast cancer has become resistant to treatment could double the average time it takes for the disease to progress, from around two and a half...