February 2011 Research News


Having More Children Linked to Triple-Negative Disease
February 25, 2011
New research shows that the more children a woman has, the higher her risk of triple-negative breast cancer. Read more...

Avastin Not Recommended to Treat Breast Cancer by British Agency
February 25, 2011
Echoing the FDA decision, the British National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence hasn't approved using Avastin to treat metastatic breast cancer. Read more...

Long-Term Bisphosphonate Use Linked to Atypical Fracture Risk
February 23, 2011
Women who take bisphosphonates for more than 5 years have a higher risk of breaking a leg bone in an unusual spot. Read more...

Mammograms Less Effective in Women with Personal History of Breast Cancer
February 22, 2011
Screening mammograms are less effective at finding cancer in women with a personal history of breast cancer. Read more...

Three-Dimensional Mammogram System Approved by FDA
February 11, 2011
In February 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a three-dimensional mammogram system (called the Selenia Dimensions System). Read more...

Routinely Removing Axillary Lymph Nodes May Not Make Sense for Many Women
February 8, 2011
New research suggests that routinely removing the axillary lymph nodes during surgery to remove early-stage breast cancer may not make sense for many women. Read more...

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