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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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New insights into mechanisms of breast cancer development and resistance to therapy

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Why does breast cancer develop and how come certain patients are resistant to established therapies?

Spread of triple-negative breast cancer could be halted with existing drug

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST

Researchers find a class of drugs used to treat estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer might also reduce the spread of triple-negative breast cancer.

Grilled, barbecued meats may raise death risk for breast cancer survivors

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST

A high intake of grilled, barbecued, or smoked meats has been linked to increased mortality risk among breast cancer survivors in a new study.

Vaccine shows promising results for early-stage breast cancer patients

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Deregulation and inhibition of the immune system contributes to cancer development.

Breast cancer patients report 'chemo brain' is a substantial problem

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

A large study of breast cancer patients shows that self-reported cognitive impairment is a substantial problem for as long as 6 months after chemotherapy.

Scripps Florida scientists develop drug discovery approach to predict health impact of endocrine-disrupting chemicals

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Breast cancer researchers from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a novel approach for identifying how chemicals in the environment - called environmental...

Study finds substantial rate of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy when procedure not indicated

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

In a survey of women who underwent treatment for early-stage breast cancer in one breast, contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM; both breasts are surgically removed, the breast that contains...

Chili pepper compound can stop breast cancer, study finds

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists test the effect of a spicy molecule called capsaicin on lab-grown cancer cells. Findings may help treatment for triple-negative breast cancer.

Bioinformatics brings to light new combinations of drugs to fight breast cancer

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

In spite of the many drugs available to treat breast cancer, resistance continues to be a problem.

Tomosynthesis: What You Need to Know About This Breast Screening Method

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Tomosynthesis is a new method of breast screening that appears to be more reliable than a regular mammogram. It provides a 3-D image of the breasts.

Researchers reveal how cancer can spread even before a tumor develops

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Even before tumors develop, breast cancer cells with a few defined molecular alterations can spread to organs, remain quiet for long periods of time, and then awaken to form aggressive, deadly...

Almost 20% of breast cancer patients fail to complete prescribed endocrine therapy

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Around 20% of breast cancer patients do not complete prescribed endocrine therapy, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore.

New X-ray technique could improve bomb detection and breast cancer treatment

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

An exciting X-ray imaging technology has been successfully developed to the point where it is now ready for translation into all kinds of beneficial applications, including potentially life-saving...

Breast cancer deaths have dropped in many countries

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PST

Breast cancer deaths have fallen in 39 of 47 countries, including the U.S. and most developed nations of Europe - with stark disparities elsewhere.

Pinpointing recurrent genomic alterations in breast cancer

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

A genomic analysis study by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigators and other colleagues has identified recurrent genomic alterations in a subset of breast cancer that are typically...

Naturally occuring symptoms may be mistaken for tamoxifen side effects

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 02:00:00 PST

Women taking tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer were less likely to continue taking the drug if they suffered nausea and vomiting, according to new data presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer...

Social isolation may lead to poor survival rates in breast cancer patients

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

New research suggests that socially isolated breast cancer survivors have higher rates of recurrence and mortality compared with socially integrated women.

Scientists developing model to predict if chemotherapy will work for breast cancer

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and collaborators are working to predict, before treatment, whether an aggressive type of breast cancer will respond...

New study shows targeted therapy needed for breast cancer with brain metastases

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) and Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) have discovered molecular changes in the primary tumor of breast cancer patients who...

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.