Breast Cancer

Studies Published From October 2004 - December 2004


Poor Response to Chemotherapy Does Not Mean Poor Outcome for Patients with Rare Breast Cancer

Patients with Cancer Detected on Screening Mammography Undergo Less Toxic Treatment

Researchers Find Circulating Tumor Cells in Long-Term Cancer Survivors

Decision to Take Tamoxifen is Difficult for Many Women

Breast Reconstruction with Implants after Mastectomy Does Not Hurt Survival

Levels of Sex Hormones May Be Associated With Increased Risk of Some Types of Breast Cancer

Better Training and Discussion Lead to Better Mammography Interpretations

Study Examines Impact of Two-Year Screening Interval for Breast Cancer

Ending Racial Disparities in Health Care Could Save Five Times More Lives Than Tech Advances

Breast Cancer Does Not Appear to Lead to Employment Discrimination

Breast Cancer May Be Uniquely Sensitive to Inhibitors of P13K Pathway

Can the Standard Course of Radiation Therapy Following Lumpectomy be Shortened?

Study Shows Greatest Benefit of Chemotherapy in ER-Negative Tumors

Celecoxib Shows Surprising Activity Against Estrogen Receptors

New Breast Cancer Study Shows Hormonal Therapy after Surgery is Not Enough

Cell Marker Identifies Patients Who Are More Likely to Respond to Taxol

New Molecular Classification of Breast Cancer Predicts Response to Chemotherapy

Breast MRI Moderately Useful for Detecting Breast Cancer, But Does Not Eliminate Need for Biopsy

Stem Cells' Repair Skills Might Be a Link to Cancer

Scientists Recreate DNA Mending Pathway

International Trial Finds Benefits of Breast MRI in Women at High Risk

Tamoxifen's Risks Similar in African-American and White Women

Study Finds Continued Reduction in Breast Cancer Incidence with Raloxifene

New Biopsy Technique Helps Assess Breast Cancer's Spread

Neutron Brachytherapy May Offer New Hope to Treat Difficult Cancers

Use of Estrogen Plus Progestin Associated with Increased Risk for Certain Type of Blood Clot

Breast Conserving Therapy Safe for Hereditary Breast Cancer

Less Risks for Patients Participating in Early Phase Cancer Drug Trials

More Research Needed on Complementary Therapies

Researchers Call for Studies on Role of BRCA1 Mutations in Chemotherapy Response

No Link Found Between Pneumonitis in Breast Cancer Patients and Taxane-Based Chemotherapies, Radiation

Study Finds HER2-positive Breast Cancer Invades Organs Due to Fatal Chemical Attraction

World's Largest Population Study on BRCA 1 and BRCA 2

Elizabeth Edwards' Breast Cancer Highlights Need for Early Detection

What To Advise To Patients At Risk of Hereditary Cancers

Standardizing the Teaching of Clinical Breast Exams

Eating Fruits and Vegetables Associated With Reduction in Cardiovascular Disease But Not Cancer

Celebrex Shows Promise for Reducing Tumor Mass in Breast Cancers

Engineered Stem Cells Can Home In On Tumors

BOADICEA Program Predicts Genetic Cancer Risk in Women

Increased Investment in Radiotherapy Will Improve Cure Rates for European Cancer Patients

Potential New Oncogene May Be Missing Link in Cancer-Causing Chain

Breast Cancer Risk, Prognosis and Weight Gain Reduced with Physical Activity

Multidisciplinary Life Sciences Project to Target Breast and Ovarian Cancers

Barriers Preclude Rural Women from Breast Cancer Screening

New Radiotherapy Regimen Benefits Young Women with Breast Cancer

Study Finds Chemotherapy, But Not Tamoxifen, Associated with Stroke Risk After Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast Cancer Rates Differ Within Different Asian American Communities

Study Examines Reasons for Late Stage Breast Cancers

Study Finds Ductal Lavage May Not Detect Breast Cancer

Hormone Therapy's Effect on Breast Density is Not the Same for All Women

Combination Hormone Therapy Doubles Breast Density and Quadruples Risk of Abnormal Mammograms

Exercise Boosts Recovery From Breast Cancer

Slightly Increased Risk of Ischemic Stroke Found with Tamoxifen

Support Groups Aid Women with Breast Cancer Gene Mutations

Concerns About Fertility Affect Treatment Decisions for Young Breast Cancer Patients

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Reduces Radiation Dose to Healthy Breast Tissue

Botox Could Reduce Pain During Breast Reconstruction

Obese Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer Have Lower Survival Than Women of Normal Weight

Study Examines Breast Density and Second Breast Cancers for Women With DCIS

Breast Density, Rapid Tumor Growth Contribute to Mammogram Failure in Women in Their Forties

Genetic Alteration Linked to Radiation Therapy Side Effects

MR is Better Than Mammography for Detecting Additional Breast Cancers

Chemical Derived from Vitamin E Shows Early Promise as Cancer Drug