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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Ask the Early-Stage Breast Cancer Expert Live TOMORROW on CancerConnect! (October 21, 2014)

Rethink Pink: From Awareness to Knowledge, Advice for women newly diagnosed with early stage breast cancer Live Web Chat with Dr. Yashar: October 23, 2014 at 6:00pm EDT Awareness of breast cancer risk... Continue Reading

Second-line Avastin Improves Progression-Free Survival in Advanced HER2-Negative Breast Cancer (October 20, 2014)

Adding Avastin® (bevacizumab) to chemotherapy in second-line treatment of advanced HER2-negative breast cancer improves progression-free survival. Results of the phase III TANIA trial evaluating the role... Continue Reading

October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October 10, 2014)

What does breast cancer awareness month mean to you? We’d like to hear from you—join us on facebook, twitter, or CancerConnect and join the discussion. On October 23rd at 6pm EDT, we will have a live... Continue Reading

Impressive Survival Gains with New First-Line Therapy for HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer (October 9, 2014)

According to recent findings, the combination of targeted agents Herceptin (trastuzumab) and Perjeta (perjeta) significantly improves survival for patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer when... Continue Reading

Advances in Genomic Testing-What you Need to Know (September 29, 2014)

Q: What is genomic testing? A: Genomic testing looks at a group of genes and their varying levels of expression. This gene expression or activity can characterize how genes interact with one another and... Continue Reading

Walk or Run Your Way to a Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer (September 24, 2014)

Want to reduce your risk of breast cancer? Lace up those shoes and get moving—because exercise has a significant impact. There is a growing body of evidence to indicate that exercise is crucial to reducing... Continue Reading

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

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