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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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Metastatic breast cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Metastatic breast cancer can occur if the initial cancer treatment isn't successful and the cancer spreads to other parts of the body. Learn about it here.



Significant increase in number of women tested for BRCA gene, but many high-risk patients are still missing out

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Discovery of the BRCA genetic mutation in the mid-90s represented a breakthrough in breast and ovarian cancer prevention.



PHD2 targeting overcomes breast cancer cell death upon glucose starvation

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

B55α is one of the regulatory subunits of the PP2A phosphatase. This phosphatases has been associated to the control of many biological functions but the multiplicity of complexes that can be...



Breast cancer: Study identifies a molecular mechanism of drug resistance in ER+ tumors

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Study suggests that a mechanism of drug resistance in ER+ breast cancers could be changes to the estrogen receptor caused by two immune system molecules.



Triple-negative breast cancer: Nanodelivery of new drug shows promise

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Delivering a new drug directly into triple-negative breast cancer cells via nanoparticles stops the drug degrading before reaching target, study shows.



1 in 5 patients with breast cancer could benefit from existing treatment, genetic study reveals

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have discovered that a greater number of breast cancers are genetically similar to rarer cases with faulty BRCA1 or...



Male breast cancer: Protein discovery could yield new treatments

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Men get breast cancer, too. The discovery of two proteins thought to be involved in the disease could lead to new treatments for male breast cancer.



Diabetes drug may be effective against deadly form of breast cancer, study suggests

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers in China have discovered that a metabolic enzyme called AKR1B1 drives an aggressive type of breast cancer.



Pancoast syndrome: Tumors, symptoms, and treatment

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is Pancoast syndrome, what are Pancoast tumors, and what is Homer’s syndrome? Learn about diagnosis, when to see a doctor, surgery, and prevention.



Soy may improve survival rates in some breast cancer patients

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New research shows the consumption of soy foods may not only be safe for patients with breast cancer, but also improve survival rates for some of them.



Shorter Herceptin breast cancer treatment may produce better results

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Breast cancer patients who receive the drug Herceptin for nine weeks as part of their post-surgery chemotherapy regime may enjoy better health outcomes, according to new research led by UCL...



Mammography trends show improved cancer detection, more biopsies

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The shift from film to digital technology appears to have improved cancer detection rates for diagnostic mammography, but also has increased the abnormal interpretation rate, which may lead to more...



Researchers discover how breast cancer mutation in BRCA1 causes protein to self-destruct

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Of the more than 3 million people with breast cancer in the United Stated, about 10 percent carry an inherited mutation in their BRCA1 gene.



Cheese may raise breast cancer risk, but yogurt could reduce it

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Certain dairy foods have varying effects on breast cancer risk, study finds. Yogurt may reduce risk of the disease, but the same cannot be said for cheese.



Poor diet during teens, early adulthood may raise breast cancer risk

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers suggest that a poor diet that increases inflammation in adolescence and early adulthood may raise the risk of premenopausal breast cancer.



Scientists identify chain reaction that shields breast cancer stem cells from chemotherapy

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Working with human breast cancer cells and mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins say they have identified a biochemical pathway that triggers the regrowth of breast cancer stem cells after...



Screening MRI benefits women at average risk of breast cancer

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

MRI screening improves early diagnosis of breast cancer in all women-not only those at high risk-according to a new study from Germany published online in the journal Radiology.



Novel breast tomosynthesis technique reduces screening recall rate

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new digital breast tomosynthesis technique has the potential to reduce the rate at which women are called back for additional examinations without sacrificing cancer detection, according to a new...



Exercise is best for reducing breast cancer recurrence

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients with breast cancer can incorporate a variety of lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence, a new review suggests.



More patients with early-stage breast cancer may be able to avoid chemotherapy in the future

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Women with early-stage breast cancer who had an intermediate risk recurrence score (RS) from a 21-gene expression assay had similar outcomes, regardless of whether they received chemotherapy, a new...



Scalp cooling device may help reduce hair loss for women with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Two studies in JAMA examine hair loss among women with breast cancer who received scalp cooling before, during and after chemotherapy.



Cancer: New method tags elusive tumors for targeted therapy

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Some tumors are difficult to target because their cells have no unique receptors to tag. Now, researchers reveal a way to manually introduce them.



Ovarian hormones awaken newly discovered breast stem cells

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have used advanced cellular, bioinformatics and imaging technology to reveal a long-lived type of stem cell in the breast that is responsible for the...



Older women may not be offered breast reconstruction after mastectomy

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A national study from England indicates that older women are often not offered immediate breast reconstruction following a mastectomy, even though guidelines state that surgeons should discuss...



Breast cancer: Changes in immune cell composition linked to future risk

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Changes in immune cell composition in breast tissue links to future risk of developing breast cancer, suggesting a role in disease progression, says study.