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Sugary drinks tied to higher breast cancer risk: study

Girls who drink just 1 ½ sugary drinks a day hit puberty earlier than their peers, according to a new study.

Some older cancer patients can avoid radiotherapy, study finds

Some older women with breast cancer could safely avoid radiotherapy, without harming their chances of survival, a study has shown. Older women with early breast cancer who are given breast-conserving surgery and hormone therapy gain very modest benefit from radiotherapy, researchers conclude.

Quantity and Quality of Life: Addressing Gaps in Services for Those Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Living with metastatic breast cancer is a daily challenge. Each day you wake up, you don't know what side effects you're going to face. You wonder if you're going to have enough energy to make it out of bed, let alone through the day. Show More Summary

Myriad Genetics Ending Patent Dispute on Breast Cancer Risk Testing

21 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

The biotech company, the subject of a 2013 Supreme Court ruling that genes cannot be patented, said it was giving up trying to stop other companies from offering tests.

Researchers find potential anti-cancer use for anti-epilepsy drug

A drug used widely to combat epilepsy has the potential to reduce the growth and spread of breast cancer, scientists have discovered. The team found that "repurposing" antiepileptic drugs, such as phenytoin, that effectively block the sodium channels, could provide a novel therapy for cancer.

Lung cancer predicted to overtake breast cancer as leading cause of cancer death among European women in 2015

Death rates from lung cancer will exceed those for breast cancer for the first time among European women in 2015, according to the latest predictions. The study by researchers in Italy and Switzerland predicts that although the actual...Show More Summary

New model better predicts breast cancer risk in African American women

A breast cancer risk prediction model for African American women has been developed by scientists that found greater accuracy in predicting risk for the disease. The use of this model could result in increased eligibility of African Americans in breast cancer prevention trials.

Breast cancer will soon be only the second most common deadly tumor for EU women

Death rates from lung cancer will exceed those for breast cancer for the first time among European women in 2015, according to new predictions in Annals of Oncology [1]. The study predicts that although the actual number of deaths from...Show More Summary

Sad News: Former 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleader Melissa Galvin Passes Away from Cancer

From 49erswebzone.com Melissa Galvin, the popular former San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader and more recently, one of the hosts of 49ers Total Access, has passed away Saturday night after battling breast cancer for a second time. Galvin’s mother battled breast cancer and just six months after she passed, Galvin learned of her diagnoses. [...]

Mayo Clinic: New Breast Cancer Risk Prediction Model More Accurate Current Model

A new breast cancer risk prediction model combining histologic features of biopsied breast tissue from women with benign breast disease and individual patient demographic information more accurately classified breast cancer risk than the current screening standard. Show More Summary

Breast cancer patients lack knowledge of their tumors: study

Women with breast cancer often don’t know what kind of tumors they have, a new study found.

A Virginia Tech Engineering Approach Aids Georgetown Breast Cancer Researchers

A team of oncology and genetic researchers from Georgetown Lombardi and electrical and computer engineers and bioinformatics specialists from Virginia Tech collaborated in an effort designed to study the living cell as an information processing system.

Many women with breast cancer have poor knowledge about their condition

A new analysis has found that many women with breast cancer lack knowledge about their illness, with minority patients less likely than white patients to know and report accurate information about their tumors' characteristics. The findings highlight the need to educate patients about their health conditions, which could lead to more informed treatment decisions.

My Year with Stage IV Cancer

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Susan Sontag in 1972, two years before being diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Whatever I thought I meant when I said, "Give it to me straight, doc," I wasn't prepared when the radiologist answered, "I thought we would be talking...Show More Summary

The App For Breast Cancer Survivors Who Want Ink

1 in 8 women struggle with breast cancer, and 50% of survivors are left with unwanted scars. The designers of a new app want women to feel strong and beautiful after their fight against cancer rather than disgusted by what cancer left behind. Show More Summary

New breast exam nearly quadruples detection of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue

Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) is a supplemental imaging technology designed to find tumors that would otherwise be obscured by surrounding dense breast tissue on a mammogram. The new breast imaging technique nearly quadruples detection rates of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue, according to the results of a major study.

New Breast Exam Nearly Quadruples Detection of Invasive Breast Cancers in Women with Dense Breast Tissue

A new breast imaging technique pioneered at Mayo Clinic nearly quadruples detection rates of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue, according to the results of a major study published this week in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

College hooper squashes Twitter troll who mocked mom's cancer

Sports fans (to use the term loosely) on the Internet can be awful. It doesn't get much lower than using Twitter to mock a college basketball player for his mother's battle with breast cancer Yet that's just what some unnamed cretin did to New Mexico guard Hugh Greenwood before a recent game against UNLV. Show More Summary

Breast Cancer Prevention Drug Benefit Varies Among at-Risk Women, Study Finds

The findings of study led by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher may help women and their doctors make decisions about who may get the most benefit out of a breast cancer prevention drug.

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