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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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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...

Cancer treatment side effects influenced by patient expectations

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Study of breast cancer patients whose treatment included tamoxifen finds their expectations influenced number and severity of experienced side effects.

Expecting the worst increases side-effects in breast cancer patients receiving adjuvant hormone therapy

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

A study of women receiving hormone therapies such as tamoxifen as part of their treatment for breast cancer has found that the number and seriousness of side-effects they experienced were...

Breast density and risk may be useful for guiding mammography screening frequency

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Women between the ages of 50 and 74 may benefit from more or less frequent mammography screening than is generally recommended, depending on breast density and risk.

How long does 'chemo brain' last?

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Chemo brain refers to a drop in cognitive ability following chemotherapy. A new study sets out to investigate how long this side effect might last.

Study links two genes to breast cancer survival

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Testing for the activity of two genes could pick out women who are at increased risk of dying from their breast cancers, suggests a new study of almost 2,000 patients.

Obesity-related cancer risk increased by overweight duration

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A longer duration of overweight and obesity in adulthood is associated with increased risk of several cancers, including breast and endometrial cancers.

New DCIS consensus guideline could curb unnecessary breast surgery and reduce health system costs

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Three leading national cancer organizations have issued a consensus guideline for physicians treating women who have ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) treated with breast-conserving surgery with...

Molecular flexibility shown to help pharmaceutical drugs bind to their targets

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Scientists have discovered an alternative way to create a stronger binding between pharmaceutical drugs and the part of the body they are targeting - a development that can be used to fight a...

Prevalence of estrogen receptor mutations in patients with metastatic breast cancer

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A new study published online by JAMA Oncology examines the prevalence and significance of estrogen receptor mutations in patients with metastatic breast cancer.

Research suggests new tool for cancer treatment based on cell type

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A new tumor model has been shown to predict how certain types of cancer cells react differently to a commonly used chemotherapy drug, a potential tool for "precision medicine," in which drug...

New study shows breast tumors evolve in response to hormone therapy

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Analysis of single tumor sample inadequate to provide best treatment.Many breast tumors grow in response to female hormones, especially estrogen.

Mayo researchers identify breast microbiome/bacterial differences between healthy and cancerous tissue

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A team of Mayo Clinic researchers has identified evidence of bacteria in sterilely-obtained breast tissue and found differences between women with and without breast cancer.

Common virus' link to breast cancer investigated

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The most common virus to infect humans - EBV - plays a role in breast cancer. New research may have uncovered the mechanisms behind this relationship.

Experts assess changes to breast cancer screening recommendations

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new article discusses the evidentiary support for the recent changes made by the American Cancer Society in its recommendations for breast cancer screening.

Scientist develops gene therapy for muscle wasting

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 02:00:00 PDT

A discovery by Washington State University scientist Dan Rodgers and collaborator Paul Gregorevic could save millions of people suffering from muscle wasting disease.

BRCA1 mutations in breast and ovarian cancer can predict treatment resistance

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Mutations in the BRCA1 gene are one of the most common risk factors for breast and ovarian cancers.