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

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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

Women who have a false positive screening mammogram more likely to delay next screen

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Women who had a false positive result from a screening mammogram were more likely to delay or forgo their subsequent screening mammogram than women who had a true negative result.

High-risk breast cancer patients fail to receive genetic testing

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PST

A new survey shows an insufficient number of high-risk breast cancer patients receive genetic testing and counseling, even though they want it.

Toward understanding when eating soy might help or harm in breast cancer treatment

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have used animal models to reveal new information about the impact - positive and negative - that soy consumption could have on a common...

Big data brings breast cancer research forwards by 'decades'

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Scientists have created a 'map' linking the shape of breast cancer cells to genes turned on and off, and matched it to real disease outcomes, which could one day help doctors select treatments...

Adjuvant Therapy: What You Need to Know

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

What is adjuvant therapy, what are the different types of adjuvant therapy available, and who is adjuvant therapy for? Are there any alternatives?

Women with noninvasive breast cancer live as long as other women

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Women diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ have a slightly higher risk of dying from breast cancer, but a significantly lower all-mortality risk.

Oxygen-starved cancer cells programmed to evade therapy after spreading

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

An oxygen-starved primary tumor environment produces dormant cells that evade therapy after spreading and may be the cause of disease relapse, study shows.

Scientists identify bone degradation process within metastatic breast cancer

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Once breast cancer spreads through the body, it can degrade a patient's healthy bones, causing numerous problems.

New study finds where you live may determine likelihood of dying from cancer

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 02:00:00 PST

The rate at which Americans die from cancers varies dramatically by where they live, according to a new scientific analysis.

Timing of chemo affects inflammation, mice study suggests

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

The time of day that breast cancer chemotherapy drugs are given affects the amount of damaging inflammation in the body, a new study in mice suggests.

Half of breast cancer patients experience severe side effects

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Nearly half of women treated for early stage breast cancer reported at least one side effect from their treatment that was severe or very severe, a new study finds.

Breast cancer drugs stop working when tumours 'make their own fuel'

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists have discovered why a type of breast cancer drug stops working in some patients.

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...