Breast Cancer

Breast Ca Detection Rate Up With Digital Mammography In The U.k.

TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Digital mammography (DM) has increased the overall cancer detection rate by 14 percent, with higher detection rates for grade 1 and 2 invasive cancers, according to research published online Dec. 11 in Radiology. Roger G....
Related topics: Mammography, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Ctrc-aacr San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Dec. 4-8

The 41st Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium The annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium was held from Dec. 4 to 8 in San Antonio and attracted more than 7,500 participants from around the world, including medical oncologists,...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Novel Technique May Significantly Reduce Breast Biopsies

A novel technique that uses mammography to determine the biological tissue composition of a tumor could help reduce unnecessary breast biopsies, according to a new study.
Related topics: Mammography, Cancer, Medical Research

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Younger Breast Cancer Survivors Suffer More Bone Loss From Treatment

TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 -- Younger breast cancer survivors are at increased risk for osteoporosis -- weak, brittle bones -- due to breast cancer treatments, new study finds. The study included 211 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer...
Related topics: Bone Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Osteoporosis, Medical Research

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Higher Risk For Breast Cancer After Childbirth May Last 20+ Years

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- The increased risk for breast cancer that occurs after childbirth can last more than 20 years, according to research published online Dec. 11 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Hazel B. Nichols, Ph.D., from University of...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Sprayable Gel Could Help The Body Fight Off Cancer After Surgery

Many people who are diagnosed with cancer will undergo some type of surgery to treat their disease—almost 95 percent of people with early-diagnosed breast cancer will require surgery and it's often the first line of treatment for people with brain...
Related topics: Brain Tumors, Cancer, Oncology

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'it's Going To Be A Useful Agent': Oxybutynin For Hot Flashes

A urinary incontinence drug is surprisingly effective in the treatment of hot flashes for both women with a history of breast cancer and those with menopausal symptoms but who do not have cancer. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Hot Flashes, Cancer, Oncology, Menopause

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Prophylaxis May Cut Cardiotoxicity Risk In Her+ Breast Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Clear benefit for anthracycline treatment, not trastuzumab
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Regular Exercise Benefits Breast Cancer Survivors Post-surgery

(MedPage Today) -- Improves cardiac function, helps in weight reduction
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Patients Say Quality Of Life Suffered With Mastectomy For Early Breast Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Breast-conservation options were associated with better sexual, psychosocial outcomes
Related topics: Mastectomy, Cancer, Oncology

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Free Beer, Wine After Alcohol Warning At Cancer Meeting

On opening night, an epidemiologist told meeting attendees that any alcohol intake was associated with an increased breast cancer risk. The next night, the organizers provided free beer and wine to attendees. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Wine, Alcohol, Cancer, Oncology

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Breast Screening Linked To Lower Risk For Breast Cancer Death

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 -- Women who have participated in mammography screening have a lower risk for dying from breast cancer within 10 and 20 years after diagnosis, according to a study recently published in Cancer. László Tabár, M.D., from...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Mammography, Medical Research

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Healthy Lifestyle Lowers Odds Of Breast Cancer's Return

FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 -- There's more evidence that when a survivor of early stage breast cancer takes up healthy eating and regular exercise, the odds of the disease returning go down. The key is sticking with such programs, said study lead author...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Circulating Tumor Cell Count Could Help Choose Treatment For Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

Circulating tumor-cell (CTC) count could be used to choose hormone therapy or chemotherapy as frontline treatment for patients with estrogen receptor-positive (ER+), HER2-negative (HER2-) metastatic breast cancer, according to data from the phase...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Hormones, Chemotherapy, Estrogen

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Novartis Presents Additional Data On Breast Cancer Candidate

Novartis AG NVS announced additional data from a phase III SOLAR-1 study, currently evaluating its pipeline candidate, BYL719 (alpelisib), in combination with AstraZeneca's AZN Faslodex (fulvestrant).The test assessed the combo of BYL719, an...
Related topics: Novartis, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Astrazeneca

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Go Low With Tamoxifen For Dcis

In a potentially practice-changing result, use of a 5-mg daily dose of tamoxifen for patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) prevented new and recurrent breast cancer events in comparison with placebo. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Placebo

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Sabcs: Breast Cancer Outcomes Worse For Blacks Despite Similar Gene Rs

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 -- Black women with breast cancer have worse clinical outcomes even when 21-gene recurrence scores (RS) are similar, according to a study presented at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held from Dec. 4 to 8 in...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Genetics, Medical Research

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Tweet And Be Heard: Cardio-oncology Connection

(MedPage Today) -- Minimizing cardiotoxicity after breast cancer treatment
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Bmi Inadequate To Id Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk

(MedPage Today) -- Whole-body fat and other measures may be better risk indicators
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Sabcs: Low-dose Tamoxifen Cuts Risk For Breast Dz

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 -- Tamoxifen at a dose of 5 mg/day is associated with a reduced risk for recurrence for women with hormone-sensitive breast intraepithelial neoplasia, according to a study presented at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer...
Related topics: Hormones, Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology

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