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May 5, 2015

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May 5, 2015

History of Breastfeeding Associated With Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Apr. 28, 2015 — Women diagnosed with breast cancer who previously breastfed their babies had a 30 percent overall decreased risk of the disease recurring, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published in the ... read more

FDG PET/CT Not Useful in Staging Newly Diagnosed Stage III Invasive Lobular Breast Cancer

Apr. 24, 2015 — Although National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines consider 18F-PET/CT appropriate for systemic staging of newly diagnosed stage III breast cancer, the technique may not be equally valuable ... read more

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Dramatically Improves Cancer Detection Rate in Dense Breast Tissue

Apr. 24, 2015 — Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) increases the rate of cancer detection in women with dense breast tissue by as much as 67 percent, according to new ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Investigators have developed an imageable mouse model of brain-metastatic breast cancer and shown the potential of a stem-cell-based therapy to eliminate metastatic cells from the brain and prolong ... read more

Proposed Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Would Increase Deaths, Experts Say

Apr. 22, 2015 — The breast cancer screening guidelines proposed yesterday by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) would result in thousands of additional and unnecessary breast cancer deaths ... read more

Toxic Mushroom-Based Drug May Help Battle Colorectal Cancer

Apr. 22, 2015 — For some time, cancer scientists have considered the toxin, alpha-amanatin derived from “death cap” mushrooms, as a possible cancer treatment. However, due to its penchant for causing liver ... read more

Breast Arterial Calcification Strong Predictor of Coronary Artery Calcification

Apr. 22, 2015 — In a study to ascertain whether breast arterial calcification (BAC) detected with digital mammography correlates to chest CT findings of coronary artery calcification (CAC), researchers have ... read more

Triple Negative Breast Cancer in African-American Women Has Distinct Difference

Apr. 22, 2015 — What makes triple negative breast cancer more lethal in African-American women than white women or women of European descent? A new study reveals specific genetic alterations that appears to impact ... read more

Frequent Genomic Alteration Is Identified in a Rare Subset of Breast Cancer

Apr. 22, 2015 — Genomic profiling identifies genomic mutations in a gene associated with a rare subset of breast cancer, research shows -- mutations that cannot otherwise be identified with standard clinical ... read more

More Than 85 Percent of Surgeons Disregard Breast Screening Recommendation

Apr. 21, 2015 — The vast majority of surgeons continue to recommend that women 40 years old or older with an average risk for breast cancer be screened annually for the disease, despite a 2009 US Preventive Services ... read more

Technology Could Let Women Skip Annual Mammograms

Apr. 21, 2015 — Developing technology is on track to predict if and when breast cancer will appear. "We're creating a breast cancer risk analysis system," said an electrical engineer on the study. ... read more

Coffee Protects Against Breast Cancer Recurrence, Detailed Findings Confirm

Apr. 21, 2015 — Coffee helps to protect against breast cancer, a number of research studies have shown. A new study is added to that research, confirming that coffee inhibits the growth of tumors and reduces the ... read more

Biennial Interval Optimal for Average Risk Women, New Breast Cancer Screening Analysis Confirms

Apr. 20, 2015 — Results from a second comprehensive analysis of mammography screening, this time using data from digital mammography, confirms findings from a 2009 analysis of film mammography: biennial (every two ... read more

South-Asian Women More Likely to Be Diagnosed With Later Stage Breast Cancer

Apr. 20, 2015 — South-Asian women are more likely to be diagnosed with later stage breast cancer compared to the general population, while Chinese women are more likely to be diagnosed with early stage cancer, ... read more

New Light Shed on How Breast Cancer Cells Avoid Death

Apr. 20, 2015 — New reserach offer insights into how breast cancer cells avoid anoikis, which is cell death induced by detachment from the extracellular ... read more

New Drug Combination Shows Promise for Breaking Breast Cancer Resistance

Apr. 20, 2015 — A new combination of drugs has been developed that may overcome treatment resistance and relapse in breast cancer. While most women initially respond well to hormonal treatment with drugs such as ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — A molecular mechanism that connects breast tissue stiffness to tumor metastasis and poor prognosis has been discovered by researchers. The study may inspire new approaches to predicting patient ... read more

Immune Therapy Tested in Study of Women With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Apr. 20, 2015 — Early data in a preliminary human study show that an experimental immune system drug is generally safe and well tolerated in women with metastatic, triple-negative breast cancer, a persistently ... read more

Overnight Fasting May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Women

Apr. 20, 2015 — A decrease in the amount of time spent eating and an increase in overnight fasting reduces glucose levels and may reduce the risk of breast cancer among women, report researchers. Women who fasted ... read more

Animal Study Shows Why Long-Time Consumption of Soyfoods Reduces Breast Cancer Recurrence

Apr. 19, 2015 — Women diagnosed with breast cancer are often told not to eat soyfoods or soy-based supplements because they can interfere with anti-estrogen treatment. But new research could eventually impact that ... read more

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