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Genetic Changes in DCIS Cells May Help Predict Invasive Breast Cancer Risk
April 28, 2010
New research suggests that certain genetic characteristics in DCIS cells may help predict the risk of future invasive breast cancer. Read more...

Breast Cancer Risk Factors Seemingly Less Influential in Hispanic Women
April 26, 2010
A new study suggests that links between known breast cancer risk factors and breast cancer diagnosis isn't as strong in Hispanic women compared to non-Hispanic white women. Read more...

Experimental Regimen May Work Against Treatment-Resistant Breast Cancer
April 26, 2010
A combination of two experimental targeted therapies shows promise in treating advanced-stage HER2-positive breast cancer. Read more...

Radioactive Tag on Herceptin May Allow Doctors to Track Effectiveness
April 22, 2010
Attaching a radioactive tag to the targeted therapy Herceptin might allow researchers to monitor how HER2-positive breast cancer cells respond to Herceptin treatment. Read more...

Avastin-Abraxane Combo May Treat Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
April 21, 2010
Research in mice suggests that Avastin combined with Abraxane works better against triple-negative breast cancer cells than Abraxane alone. Read more...

Tamoxifen and Evista Both Good Choices to Reduce Risk
April 20, 2010
Both tamoxifen and Evista lower the risk of invasive and non-invasive breast cancer in women at high risk, and each medicine has benefits and risks. Read more...

Too Much MicroRNA Linked to Herceptin Resistance
April 20, 2010
New research suggests that too much microRNA-21 in HER2-positive breast cancer cells is linked to Herceptin resistance. Read more...

Herceptin May Destroy Cancer Stem Cells
April 19, 2010
Preliminary research using math formulas suggests that HER2-negative breast cancers may benefit from Herceptin. Read more...

Tykerb May Treat Herceptin-Resistant HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
April 19, 2010
Research on cells suggests that HER2-positive breast cancers resistant to Herceptin may respond to Tykerb. Read more...

Overactive HOTAIR Gene Makes Breast Cancer More Likely to Metastasize
April 15, 2010
New research has found that breast cancers with an overactive HOTAIR (HOX antisense intergenic RNA) gene are more likely to spread to parts of the body away from the breast (metastasize). Read more...

Drinking Alcohol at Young Age Linked to Benign Breast Disease
April 12, 2010
A new study suggests that teens and young women who regularly drink alcohol seem to have a higher risk of being diagnosed with benign breast disease compared to young women who don't regularly drink. Read more...

Diagnosed Women with Abnormal Breast Cancer Gene Have Higher Risk of New Cancer in Opposite Breast
April 5, 2010
Research suggests that women with an abnormal BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene who have been diagnosed with breast cancer are 4 times more likely to be diagnosed with a new cancer in the opposite breast compared to women without an abnormal breast cancer gene diagnosed with breast cancer. Read more...

Society Releases New Guidelines on Hormone Replacement Therapy
April 4, 2010

The North American Menopause Society has developed new guidelines for using hormone replacement therapy that recommend a bone mineral density test after stopping long-term HRT. Read more...

Exposure to Certain Chemicals at Young Age Linked to Increase in Risk
April 1, 2010
A new study links exposure to certain chemicals before age 36 and a higher risk of breast cancer after menopause. Read more...

Zometa with Chemo Before Surgery Helps Kill Breast Cancer Cells in Bone Marrow
April 1, 2010

Research suggests that adding Zometa to chemotherapy given before early-stage breast cancer surgery may destroy breast cancer cells that have traveled to the bone marrow in some women. Read more...

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