Breast Cancer News

CancerConnect breast cancer news, tips, and features provide breaking research stories, helpful tips, and inspiring features related to ovarian cancer. The unique daily cancer news service evaluates all aspects of breast cancer research and reports on the developments that are most important to cancer patients and healthcare providers, while the tips and features offer insight into all aspects of breast cancer treatment and survivorship.

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Breast Conservation Therapy May Be Better than a Mastectomy (September 17, 2014)

Breast cancer claims the lives of approximately 40,000 women annually in the United States alone. Early-stage breast cancer refers to cancer that has not spread from its site of origin. Patients with early-stage... Continue Reading

Vaccine Derived from HER2 Protein May Help Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence (September 16, 2014)

A new breast cancer vaccine that is derived from the HER2 protein may help prevent recurrence in patients with HER2-positive disease and appears safe. Phase II study results of the vaccine were released... Continue Reading

Wider Genetic Screening For Breast Cancer? (September 12, 2014)

Geneticist Mary-Claire King of the University of Washington, responsible for the identification of the first breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, is recommending that all women get tested for genetic mutations... Continue Reading

New Guidelines on Treatment of HER2-Negative Breast Cancer Aim to Improve Patient Outcomes (September 9, 2014)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently released updated guidelines for the treatment of advanced HER2-negative breast cancer. The Journal of Clinical Oncology will publish the new guidelines,... Continue Reading

Molecular Subtyping Can Improve Breast Cancer Treatment (September 8, 2014)

IRVINE, CA and AMSTERDAM – In findings that may eventually change the way breast cancer is evaluated and treated, a new study reports that the BluePrint genomic test provides more accurate information... Continue Reading

Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence Doesn’t Increase with TNF Inhibitor Use (August 28, 2014)

According to the results of a recently published study from Swedish investigators treatment with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNF) does not appear to increase the rate of breast cancer recurrence... Continue Reading

Aromasin is New Treatment Option for Young Women With Hormone-sensitive Breast Cancer (August 19, 2014)

The results of a recently completed clinical study presented at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago and now published online in the New England Journal of Medicine... Continue Reading

OMNI-Connect Gets National Recognition as Valuable Social Media Solution in Medicine (August 13, 2014)

Fort Worth TX/Sun Valley ID – OMNI Health Media announces national recognition of its online support communities, TheGIConnection,TheRAConnection, and Cancer Connect, as valuable resources for... Continue Reading

Making Informed Decisions about Breast Reconstruction, featuring an expert from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (July 16, 2014)

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center expert Andrea L. Pusic, MD, MHS, FRCSC, discussed and answered participants’ questions about reconstruction after breast cancer surgery during a live Web chat... Continue Reading

Recent Study Finds That African American Women Less Likely To Receive Standard Breast Cancer Treatment (July 7, 2014)

New research from the The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that African American women diagnosed with early stage invasive breast cancer were 12 percent less likely than Caucasian women... Continue Reading

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