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 Cancer Patients Are Now Living Longer without Relapse (December 18, 2014)

CancerConnect News: Survival without relapse for patients with early-stage breast cancer has improved significantly over the past 30 years, particularly among women with HER2-positive disease. These findings... Continue Reading

Some Older Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer May Be Receiving Radiation That Is Unlikely to Add Benefit (December 17, 2014)

CancerConnect News Up to two-thirds of older women with early-stage breast cancer may be receiving radiation therapy that may not provide additional benefit. These findings were recently released online... Continue Reading

IBIS-I Trial Confirms Greater Than Fifteen Year Benefit of Tamoxifen to Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer in High-Risk Women (December 16, 2014)

CancerConnect News: Long term results of the International Breast Cancer Intervention Study-I (IBIS-I) were presented at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, confirming that tamoxifen significantly... Continue Reading

Neratinib Continues to Show Activity in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer (December 15, 2014)

CancerConnect News: Interim results from an ongoing Phase II clinical trial of neratinib were presented at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). Neratinib is an investigational, oral medication... Continue Reading

Breastfeeding Reduces Risk of Developing Breast Cancer (December 12, 2014)

CancerConnect News:  Breastfeeding could cut the chance of developing breast cancer by up to one fifth according to researchers sharing the results of a major clinical study presented at the 2014 San... Continue Reading

Exercise Significantly Reduces Joint Pain Caused by Hormone Therapy Taken by Patients With Breast Cancer (December 12, 2014)

CancerConnect News: According to a study published this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology regular exercise helps relieve arthritic joint pain associated with aromatase inhibitor (AI) drugs used... Continue Reading

German Study Demonstrate Significant Pathological Complete Response for Abraxane® in Early Stage Breast Cancer (December 11, 2014)

CancerConnect News: Doctors from Germany reported the results of a clinical trial at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) demonstrating that Abraxane®(nab-paclitaxel) is superior to conventional... Continue Reading

Initial Results of PD-1 Checkpoint Inhibitors Evaluated in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Presented in San Antonio (December 11, 2014)

CancerConnect News: The initial results from a phase 1 trial evaluating the checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) in patients with heavily pretreated triple-negative breast cancer were recently... Continue Reading

3-D Mammography Improves Cancer Detection in Dense Breasts (December 4, 2014)

A major new study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has found that digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3-D mammography, has the potential... Continue Reading

Risk-based Screening Misses Breast Cancers in Women in Their Forties (December 3, 2014)

A study of breast cancers detected with screening mammography found that strong family history and dense breast tissue were commonly absent in women between the ages of 40 and 49 diagnosed with breast... Continue Reading

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