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Male Relative with Breast Cancer Increases Risk Perception
July 31, 2010
Having a male relative diagnosed with breast cancer makes family members more aware of their own increased breast cancer risk, but doesn't make them more likely to do anything about this risk. Read more...

FDA Issues Warning on Evamist Spray
July 29, 2010
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning women who use Evamist that children and pets shouldn't touch the skin where the HRT is sprayed. Read more...

Experimental Genomic Test May Help Predict Risk of Hormone-Receptor-Positive Disease Recurrence July 28, 2010
An experimental test may be able to help predict the risk of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer, but it's not clear how useful the test is. Read more...

Mammograms Less Sensitive in Young Women
July 27, 2010
Research suggests that breast cancers diagnosed in younger women are more likely to be advanced not because the cancers grow faster than cancers in older women, but because more time passes before the cancer can found by a mammogram. Read more...

Expert Panel Votes Against Continuing Approval for Avastin to Treat Metastatic Breast Cancer
July 20, 2010
A panel of experts voted against continuing the approval of Avastin in combination with Taxol to treat metastatic, HER2-negative breast cancer and also voted unanimously against approving Avastin in combination with other chemotherapy medicines to treat metastatic breast cancer. Read more...

Avastin Doesn’t Improve Survival in Metastatic Breast Cancer
July 17, 2010
The FDA is considering whether to continue the approval for using Avastin with Taxol to treat metastatic breast cancer, as well as whether to approve it in combination with other medicines. Read more...

New Guidelines Prefer Aromatase Inhibitors Over Tamoxifen
July 15, 2010
The American Society of Clinical Oncology has issued new guidelines on taking hormonal therapy medicines after breast cancer surgery. Read more...

Losing Weight Might Ease Hot Flashes
July 13, 2010
A very small study suggests hot flashes may be eased by participating in an intensive healthy lifestyle program. Read more...

Research Looks for Links Between Fish Oil, Lower Risk
July 9, 2010
Research suggests a link between fish oil and a lower risk of breast cancer, but more research is needed. Read more...

Doctors Favor Gradually Stopping Hormone Replacement Therapy
July 8, 2010
Most family medicine, internal medicine, and obstetrician-gynecologist (ob/gyn) doctors recommend gradually stopping HRT over time instead of suddenly stopping it. Read more...

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