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• No Evidence Breast Self-Exams Cut Cancer Deaths (7/16/2008)
• Recent Genetic Discoveries Don't Improve Prediction of Breast Cancer (7/11/2008)
• Breast-Conserving Surgery Leaves Many Cancer Patients Disappointed (7/9/2008)
• Gene Activity May Explain Deadlier Breast Cancers Among Younger Women (7/9/2008)
• Men Often Not Told of Severity of Wife's Cancer (7/9/2008)
• FDA Approves Genetic Test for Breast Cancer (7/8/2008)
• Dietary Supplement May Prevent Breast Cancer (7/7/2008)
• Breast Cancer Vaccines Look Promising (6/26/2008)
• Experimental Imaging System Helps Detect Breast Cancer (6/26/2008)
• Poorer Patients Have Poorer Survival After Cancer Diagnosis (6/23/2008)
• New Molecule Discovery Shows Promise Against Tamoxifen-Resistant Breast Cancers (6/16/2008)
• Primary Tumors Fuel Growth of Cancer Cells (6/12/2008)
• Raloxifene Cuts Risk of Certain Type of Breast Cancer (6/11/2008)
• Facility Characteristics Influence Mammography Accuracy (6/11/2008)
• Medicare Costs for Cancer Treatment Soar (6/10/2008)
• Researchers Update Risk-of-Death Charts (6/10/2008)
• Chemo May Limit Fertility in Breast Cancer Survivors (6/2/2008)
• Bone Drug Lowers Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence (6/2/2008)
• Avastin Added to Chemo Helps Women With Advanced Breast Cancer (6/2/2008)
• Initiative Links Celebrities to Cancer Research (5/29/2008)
• Paclitaxel Plus Chemo Improves Outcomes in Early Breast Cancer (5/27/2008)
• Hormone Therapy Safe, Effective for Women Entering Menopause (5/20/2008)
• Low Levels of Vitamin D Spell Trouble for Breast Cancer Patients (5/16/2008)
• Blood Test Helps Docs Assess Breast Cancer Treatment (5/16/2008)
• Mastectomies on the Increase (5/16/2008)
• Hot Flashes Reduced by Neck Injection (5/15/2008)
• Familial Breast Cancer Risk Lasts a Lifetime for Sisters (5/13/2008)
• Coupled With Mammography, Ultrasound Finds More Breast Cancers (5/13/2008)
• Mood Disorders Put Breast Cancer Patients at Risk for PTSD (5/9/2008)
• Breast Cancer Tends to Grow Faster in Younger Women (5/8/2008)
• BRCA Mutations Don't Spot All High-Risk Women (5/5/2008)
• New Targets Found That Stop Tumor Growth (5/2/2008)
• Daily Aspirin May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk (5/2/2008)
• Medicare Costs Soar for Cancer Care (4/29/2008)
• Gene Predicts Breast Cancer Prognosis (4/23/2008)
• Mammograms Still a Good Idea for Elderly Women (4/21/2008)
• Many Cancer Survivors Are Overweight and Sedentary: Study (4/21/2008)
• Weekly Doses of Taxol Prolonged Lives of Breast Cancer Patients (4/16/2008)
• Breast Cancer Unchanged in Black Women, Despite Drop in HRT Use (4/15/2008)
• Chemo May Not Affect Memory in Breast Cancer Patients (4/15/2008)
• Women's Awareness of Cancer Risk Linked to Race, Ethnicity (4/15/2008)
• Detecting, Diagnosing Breast Cancers (4/14/2008)
• Drinking May Raise Breast Cancer Risk (4/14/2008)
• Stem Cell Marker Controls Pair of Key Cancer Pathways (4/14/2008)
• Breast Cancer Vaccine Works Against Deadlier Form of Disease (4/14/2008)
• Doctor-Patient Talks Affect Use of Breast Reconstruction Surgery (4/11/2008)
• Breast Cancer Lymph Node Biopsy May Need Closer Look (4/9/2008)
• Estrogen Supplements May Raise Odds of Benign Breast Disease (4/8/2008)
• Anemia Triples Risk of Local Recurrence in Breast Cancer Patients (4/3/2008)
• Molecular Cause of Breast Cancer Metastasis Discovered (4/3/2008)
• Genomic Profiling of Breast Cancers a Better Treatment Tool (4/1/2008)
• Many Women Unclear About Breast Cancer Treatments (3/31/2008)
• Gaps Persist in Use of Less Invasive Breast Cancer Procedure (3/27/2008)
• HRT Raises Recurrence Risk Among Breast Cancer Survivors (3/25/2008)
• Obese Women Less Likely to Be Tested for Some Cancers (3/24/2008)
• Family Discussion Plays Role in Breast Cancer Awareness (3/21/2008)
• Cancer Poses Challenges for Husbands' Frame of Mind (3/20/2008)
• Environmental Toxins, Radiation May Be Tied to Breast Cancer (3/19/2008)
• Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy Works in Fewer, But Higher Doses (3/19/2008)
• Obesity Linked to Poor Prognosis for Some Breast Cancer Patients (3/14/2008)
• FDA Panel Supports Anemia Drugs for Cancer Patients (3/13/2008)
• Doctors See How Cancer Drug Can Damage Kidneys (3/12/2008)
• 'Crime Boss' Gene May Spur Breast Cancer (3/12/2008)
• Late Use of Aromatase Inhibitor Still Effective Against Breast Cancer (3/11/2008)
• Yoga Eases Menopause Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors (3/8/2008)
• Estrogen Levels in Blood Predict Breast Cancer's Return (3/6/2008)
• Raised Breast Cancer Risk Persists After Combo HRT Stopped (3/4/2008)
• Breast Cancer Drug Might Treat Bipolar Disorder (3/3/2008)
• Embryonic Stem Cell Protein Inhibits Melanoma (3/3/2008)
• Heart Hormones Beat Back Cancers in Mice (2/28/2008)
• Cost of Breast Cancer Can Include Paycheck (2/26/2008)
• HRT Can Lead to Abnormal Mammograms, Biopsies (2/25/2008)
• FDA OKs Avastin for Advanced Breast Cancer (2/23/2008)
• Timely Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Insurance Status (2/18/2008)
• Obesity Raises Cancer Risk (2/15/2008)
• DDT Compound Speeds Breast Cancer Growth (2/14/2008)
• Ovary Removal Protects Some High-Risk Women (2/12/2008)
• Precancerous Breast Lesions Cause Unnecessary Worry (2/12/2008)
• Most Breast Cancer Web Pages Contain Reliable Information (2/11/2008)
• Pathology Reports Good for Breast Cancer Studies (2/7/2008)
• Protein Linked With Poor Prognosis in Early-Stage Breast Cancer (1/30/2008)
• Personality Traits Don't Affect Breast Cancer Risk (1/30/2008)
• Surgeons' Characteristics Influence Breast Cancer Care (1/29/2008)
• Next Generation of Parents More Likely to Back Genetic Testing (1/24/2008)
• Implants Double Infection Risk After Breast Reconstruction (1/22/2008)
• Biological Link Between BRCA1 and Breast Cancer Detailed (1/17/2008)
• HRT Raises Risk of Lobular Breast Cancer (1/16/2008)
• Vaccines for Ovarian and Breast Cancer in Early Trials (1/12/2008)
• Tiny RNA Molecules Control Breast Cancer's Spread (1/9/2008)
• BRCA Mutations Don't Raise Breast Cancer Risk Equally (1/8/2008)
• Not All Women Need Digital Mammograms (1/4/2008)
• Localized Breast Cancer Cells Have Potential to Spread (1/4/2008)
• Breast Cancer Gene Might Extend Ovarian Cancer Survival (1/3/2008)
• BRCA1 Mutation Prevalent Among Hispanic, Younger Black Women (12/26/2007)
• Class of Chemotherapy Drugs Helps Certain Breast Cancer Patients (12/26/2007)
• Low-Income Women's Cancer Screenings Cost Effective: Report (12/21/2007)
• Breast Cancer Surgeons Don't Discuss Reconstruction Options (12/21/2007)
• Hormone Could Ease Painful Lymphedema (12/20/2007)
• Uninsured More Likely to Die From Cancer Following Diagnosis (12/20/2007)
• Area Around Breast Tumor May Predict Cancer's Spread (12/19/2007)
• Cancer Care Advances in 2007 Offer Hope (12/18/2007)
• Even Tiny Breast Tumors May Need Aggressive Treatment (12/17/2007)
• Cancer Killed Almost 8 Million Worldwide in 2007 (12/17/2007)
• Breast Cancer Genes Also Raise Men's Risk for Malignancy (12/14/2007)
• Arimidex Beats Tamoxifen in Keeping Breast Cancer at Bay (12/14/2007)
• High-Dose Chemo Provides Little Benefit to Breast Cancer Patients (12/13/2007)
• Diagnostic Mammogram Readings Vary by Radiologist (12/11/2007)
• Mutated Suppressor Gene Leads to a Type of Breast Cancer (12/10/2007)
• Obesity, Diabetes Linked to Cancers (12/7/2007)
• Black Women Wait Longer for Breast Cancer Surgery (12/6/2007)
• Common Household Chemical Could Raise Breast Cancer Risk (12/6/2007)
• FDA Panel Says No to Avastin for Advanced Breast Cancer (12/5/2007)
• Night Shift Work May Heighten Risk for Cancer (12/5/2007)
• Diets May Raise Cancer Risk for Poor, Urban Women (11/30/2007)
• Studies Reveal Why Breast Cancer Hits Black Women Harder (11/29/2007)
• Fewer Women Getting Mammograms (11/29/2007)
• 3-D Breast Imaging May Improve Cancer Detection (11/28/2007)
• Combo PET/CT Scan Helps Spot Breast Cancer's Spread (11/27/2007)
• Urban Women May Have Greater Breast Cancer Risk (11/26/2007)
• Understanding of Mammography Differs Among Races (11/26/2007)
• Non-White Women More Prone to Breast Cancer Pain (11/26/2007)
• Cannabis Compound May Stop Metastatic Breast Cancer (11/19/2007)
• Cell Insights May Predict Breast Cancer's Spread (11/16/2007)
• Excess Pounds Raise Women's Cancer Risk (11/7/2007)
• Little Evidence Silicone Breast Implants Harm Health (10/31/2007)
• Smoking Does Not Worsen Breast Cancer (10/29/2007)
• Survey Finds Many Women Misinformed About Cancer (10/26/2007)
• More Women Choosing 'Preventive' Double Mastectomy (10/23/2007)
• Protein Gives Clues to Pancreatic Cancer (10/19/2007)
• U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall (10/15/2007)
• Breast Cancer Radiation Won't Hurt Immune Health (10/12/2007)
• Drug a New Weapon Against One Form of Breast Cancer (10/10/2007)
• Black Women Get Less Breast Cancer Treatment (10/8/2007)
• Woman's Hips Might Indicate Daughter's Breast Cancer Risk (10/8/2007)
• Wine, Beer, Spirits Boost Breast Cancer Risk Equally (9/27/2007)
• 1 in 12 Outpatient Visits Is for Prevention: Study (9/25/2007)
• Breast Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall (9/25/2007)
• Experts Offer Tips on Easing Mammogram Discomfort (9/23/2007)
• Gene May Influence Breast Cancer-Estrogen Link (9/17/2007)
• Education Linked to Cancer Death Rates (9/12/2007)
• Tamoxifen Helps Treat Bipolar Disorder (9/12/2007)
• Workouts a Boon for Breast Cancer Patients (9/6/2007)
• Studies Shed New Light on Breast Cancer, Treatment (9/6/2007)
• Hypnosis Eases Pain of Breast Cancer Surgery (8/28/2007)
• Acrylamide Won't Raise Breast Cancer Risk (8/21/2007)
• Many Parents Share Genetic Test Findings With Kids (8/17/2007)
• Healthy Lifestyle Key To Cancer Prevention (8/16/2007)
• Decline in U.S. Breast Cancers Tied to Drop in Hormone Use (8/14/2007)
• Scientists Create Breast Tumor Stem Cells (8/13/2007)
• MRI Beats Mammograms at Spotting Early Breast Cancer (8/10/2007)
• Cosmetic Breast Surgeries Tied to Increased Suicide Risk (8/9/2007)
• MRIs Spot Breast Cancers in High-Risk Women (7/31/2007)
Medical Breakthroughs
• College Grads Have Lower Cancer Death Rates (7/14/2008)
• Device Tracks Progress of Lung Cancer (7/8/2008)
• A Cure for Cancer? (7/1/2008)
• Unraveling Lymphoma (6/25/2008)
• Using Nanotechnology to Kill Cancer (6/23/2008)
• Primary Tumors Drive Cancer Growth (6/17/2008)
• Childhood Cancer Survivors Remain at Risk (6/3/2008)
• Cancer Survivors Stuck in Limbo (6/2/2008)
• Get Moving to Prevent Breast Cancer! (5/14/2008)
• Detecting Cancer at the Dentist's Office (4/25/2008)
• Anemia from Chemo Tied to Cancer Recurrence (4/7/2008)
• Mammograms in Stereo (3/14/2008)
• Anti-Cancer Beer (12/31/2007)
• Genes Connected to Breast Cancer Identified (11/19/2007)
• Extra Radiation Helps Keep Breast Cancer Away (11/16/2007)
• Simpler Model to Predict Certain Breast Cancer (11/15/2007)
• Switch Turns On Deadly Breast Cancer (11/12/2007)
• Blacks More Likely to See Return of Breast Cancer (10/31/2007)
• Breast Cancer Drug Beats Bipolar Disorder (9/12/2007)
• Better Breast Test (7/23/2007)
• Genius Pill Beats Chemo Brain (6/4/2007)
• New Breast Scanner (4/30/2007)
• Medical Debate: Mammogram or Not? (4/11/2007)
• All 40-Somethings may not Need Mammography (4/3/2007)
• Reminders Boost Breast Cancer Screening (3/28/2007)
• High-Fat Foods Increase Breast Cancer Risk (3/22/2007)
• Biased Breast Cancer Studies From Drug Companies? (2/26/2007)
• When Does Cancer Equal Depression? (1/30/2007)
• Fighting Cancer With Fat (1/15/2007)
• Better Accuracy Reading Mammograms (1/8/2007)
• Fight Breast Cancer With Exercise (12/12/2006)
• Mammography During Your 40s (12/8/2006)
• New CT Scan Better Than Mammography? (11/28/2006)
• Birth Control ups Breast Cancer Risk (11/2/2006)
• Cola, Cancer Treatment Weaken Bones (10/13/2006)
• Chemo Brain Scientifically Proven (10/5/2006)
• Genetic Code Cracked for Two Cancers (9/8/2006)
• Aggressive Treatment Warranted for Some Heart Patients (9/7/2006)
• Breast Density Helps Predict Risk of Breast Cancer (9/6/2006)
• Ancient War Paint Fights Breast Cancer (8/17/2006)
• Pregnancy Drug Linked to Breast Cancer (8/8/2006)
• New Study on Hormone and Breast Cancer Therapy Link (7/25/2006)
• Weight Gain Increases Breast Cancer Risk (7/12/2006)
• Inhaled Chemotherapy (5/5/2006)
• Beating the Odds: Second Opinions (Part 2 of 3) (2/8/2006)





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Jul 25, 2008
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