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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 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

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers have performed the first human-based study to identify calcium channels in cerebral arteries and determine the distinct role each channel plays in helping control blood flow to 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

Exploring Treatment Options for Women With Fibroids

Apr. 23, 2015 — A 47-year-old African-American woman has heavy menstrual bleeding and iron-deficiency anemia. She reports the frequent need to urinate during the night and throughout the day. A colonoscopy is ... read more

Removal of Ovaries Associated With Decrease in Breast Cancer Death in Women With Cancer, BRCA1 Mutation

Apr. 23, 2015 — Removal of the ovaries, a procedure known as an oophorectomy, was associated with a 62 percent reduction in breast cancer death in women diagnosed with breast cancer and carrying a BRCA1 gene ... read more

Eligible for Breast Conserving Therapy, Many Still Choose Mastectomy

Apr. 23, 2015 — Breast-conserving therapy – or the removal of less breast tissue via a lumpectomy – was successful in more than 90 percent of the women who became eligible for this procedure after treatment with ... read more

Potential New Target to Prevent Breast Cancer Relapse

Apr. 23, 2015 — Researchers have discovered an important factor in the development of breast cancer and its spread, which may present a new target for treatment. They have, for the first time, shown how a specific ... 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

Scientists Discover Asthma's Potential Root Cause and a Novel Treatment

Apr. 22, 2015 — For the first time, scientists have identified the potential root cause of asthma and an existing drug that offers a new treatment. The team used mouse models of asthma and human airway tissue from ... 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

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 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

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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