Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Breast Cancer

Understanding breast cancer

More women are beating breast cancer these days, in part because of improved treatments and screening. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found in...

What you need to know about breast cancer detection, treatment, and prevention

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. Mammograms can detect breast cancer early, possibly before it has spread. Mammography...

Mammograms over-diagnose 1 in 7 breast cancers in the U.S.

In a new study from Duke University, researchers found about one in seven breast cancers detected by mammogram screening in the United States are...

Scientists find new way to test personalized drug treatments for breast cancer

For years, researchers have honed a process of developing breast cancer models using tumors donated by breast cancer patients. They then implanted into mice as...

New treatment for aggressive breast cancer could save thousands of lives

In a phase III clinical trial from the University of London, researchers found that the immunotherapy drug called pembrolizumab could significantly reduce disease recurrence...

MRI screening may lower breast cancer deaths

In a new study from the University of Washington, researchers found annual MRI screenings starting at ages 30 to 35 may reduce breast-cancer mortality...

New advances in breast cancer screening and treatment

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among American women. Breast cancer death rates have been falling over the past 30 years. But nearly...

Breast cancer genes linked to prostate and pancreatic cancers

Faulty versions of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are well known to increase the risk of breast cancer in men and women and in...

Breast cancer survivors face higher risk of diabetes, high blood pressure

In a new study from Kaiser Permanente, researchers found women with a history of breast cancer have a higher incidence of high blood pressure...

Reducing copper in the body may reduce risk of aggressive breast cancer

In a new study from Weill Cornell Medicine, researchers found depleting copper levels may reduce the production of energy that cancer cells need to...