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Digital mammography plus digital breast tomosynthesis may decrease patient recall rates

Nationally, about ten percent of women in the US are recalled for a second mammogram after an abnormality is detected on the first onefor most women this can be very stressful. However the use of digital breast tomosynthesis and full-field digital mammography combined may be associated with a subs...

Periodic Dieting May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

In lab studies, intermittent calorie restriction led to dramatic decrease in tumors TUESDAY, Aug. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Periodically cutting calories may lower the risk of developing breast cancer better than full-time dieting, according to a new study published in Cancer Prevention R...

Bionovo Presents Positive Results from Phase 1B Trial of Bezielle for Metastatic Breast Cancer

EMERYVILLE, Calif., August 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bionovo, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNVI ) today announced positive results from the Phase 1B clinical trial of Bezielle (formerly BZL101), their lead drug candidate for advanced breast cancer. In the trial, Bezielle showed an excellent sa...

New Surgical Device Revolutionizes Face Lifts, Abdominoplasty and Breast Reduction Surgery Promising Patients Quicker Recovery Time, Less Pain and Fewer Bruises

The all new PlasmaBlade, adopted by The Robert Zubowski MD Center For Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, promises plastic surgery patients quicker recovery time, less post-surgical pain, and less brusing than commonly used techniques in traditional plastic surgery practice in the New Jersey are...

Chinese women join global breast cancer trial

Breast cancer patients have for the first time been recruited from China to take part in an international trial of breast radiotherapy. Researchers will evaluate how effective the treatment is for women who have had a mastectomy. Radiotherapy works by destroying cancer cells in the treated a...

Birdies for Breast Cancer Announces Fifth Annual Charity Golf Classic Hosted by Top Women's Golfer, Cristie Kerr

NEW YORK, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Birdies for Breast Cancer, the nonprofit organization established by Cristie Kerr in 2003 with a mission to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer, announced today the fifth annual charity golf classic will be held at Liberty National. The even...

Huntsville, Alabama Plastic Surgeon David L. Durst, MD Comments on Silicone Breast Implants after Nearly 3 Years on the Open Market

It’s been since November of 2006 since the FDA approved silicone breast implants for use in most breast augmentation and breast reconstruction procedures. One Huntsville, Alabama plastic cosmetic surgeon reflects on the benefits of the decision and discusses why he believes silicone offer...

Culture May Help Raise Breast Cancer Death Rate for American Indians

Fatalism, stigma barriers to prevention and treatment for this hard-hit group, study finds FRIDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that the high death rates from breast cancer in American Indian and Alaskan native women are linked to cultural beliefs, not barriers such as...

Look Good...Feel Better Launches Salon Awareness Campaign During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Beauty Professionals Encouraged to Share Educational Materials in Their Salons in October WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Look Good. . .Feel Better , a national public service program created to help women cope with the appearance-related changes of...

Elevated Insulin Levels Linked to Breast Cancer

Study finds strong association in postmenopausal women THURSDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- Postmenopausal women with elevated insulin levels may be at higher risk of developing breast cancer, a new study says. Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva Universit...

Survey Reveals Women Aren't Doing All They Can to Support Breast Health

MORRISTOWN, N.J., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent Yankelovich survey unveiled that although a large majority of women know there are simple steps they can take to support breast health, few women are taking the necessary actions. What's more, 80 percent of the women surv...

Nexavar in Combination with Chemotherapy Shown to Extend Progression-Free Survival in Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer

WAYNE, N.J. and EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX ) today announced that their first cooperative group-sponsored randomized Phase 2 trial in advanced metastatic breast cancer met...

The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education Launches Integrated Rebranding Operation

MINEOLA, N.Y., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maurer Foundation for Breast Health Education launched an integrated rebranding operation to better represent the organization while educating about the importance of individual roles in early detection of breast cancer. The ...

New Gene May Signal Aggressive Breast Cancer

Finding provides insight into tumor growth, metastasis, researchers say MONDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have identified a new gene that may contribute to aggressive breast cancer, new research shows. Using a new method of analyzing "microarray expression profiles" of ...

RI Hospital first in country to enroll patient in new study for recurrent chest wall breast cancer

PROVIDENCE -- Rhode Island Hospital is one of only four sites across the country to participate in a new clinical trial called the DIGNITY Study. The study will investigate the effectiveness of a chemotherapeutic agent, ThermoDox, used in conjunction with mild hyperthermia (a form of heat therapy)...

Scholarships Available for PA Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Conference

The PBCC Announces availability of conference scholarships and travel grants for the 2009 PA Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Conference EPHRATA, Pa., July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) is proud to announce the availability...

Spiritual Outlook Can Affect Mental Health in Breast Cancer

Negative feelings about faith linked to patients' poor emotional status, study suggests FRIDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- Among breast cancer patients, a positive religious attitude is not linked to measures of well-being, but a negative religious or spiritual outlook can lead to wor...

Take A Swing Against Breast Cancer!

The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition and the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers are calling for teams to participate in the 2009 Home Run Derby at Jerry Uht Park ! EPHRATA, Pa., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNews...

Centocor Ortho Biotech Statement on the FDA ODAC Opinion Regarding DOXIL(R) for Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer

HORSHAM, Pa., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on the data presented today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) recommended that the combination of DOXIL(R) (doxorubicin HCI liposome injection) and docetaxel did not p...

Hoag Hospital Breast Care Center Recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announced today that its Breast Care Center, one of the most advanced breast care centers in Southern California, has been recognized by the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) as a Certified...

Asian spice could reduce breast cancer risk in women exposed to hormone replacement therapy

COLUMBIA, Mo. Previous studies have found that postmenopausal women who have taken a combined estrogen and progestin hormone replacement therapy have increased their risk of developing progestin-accelerated breast tumors. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found that curcumin, a popular...

JNCI news brief: Breast cancer hormone receptor status and risk of a second primary tumor

Women with hormone receptor (HR) negative first tumors have twice as much risk for developing a second breast cancer as women with HR-positive tumors, according to a study published online July 9 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . Christina A. Clarke, Ph.D., of the Northern Cali...

Einstein scientists link elevated insulin to increased breast cancer risk

July 9, 2009 - (BRONX, NY) - Elevated insulin levels in the blood appear to raise the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, according to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Their findings are published in the online version of the International Journ...

Migraines Linked to Reduced Breast Cancer Risk

Researchers suspect estrogen levels play a part in the connection THURSDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- For women who suffer from migraines, here's a bit of good news: New research shows that your risk of breast cancer may be reduced by as much as 26 percent. And, no matter what a wo...

Link between migraines and reduced breast cancer risk confirmed in follow-up study

SEATTLE The relationship between migraine headaches in women and a significant reduction in breast cancer risk has been confirmed in a follow-on study to landmark research published last year and conducted by scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The new study found a 26 percent r...

New Clues to Race Gap in Breast Cancer Outcomes

Studies shed light on why black women more likely to die, but questions remain TUESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- The racial gap in breast cancer outcomes, with black women more likely to die from the disease, can't be explained completely by any one factor, new research shows. Fo...

June 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Probiotics, Carotid Artery and Breast Cancer Treatments

ROCHESTER, Minn., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the June issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Reprinting is allowed for a fee. Mayo Clinic Health Letter attribution is required. Include the following subscripti...

Are Breast Cancer Patients Being Kept In The Dark?

Plastic Surgeons Show Support, Rally for a Woman's Right to Choose ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the increase of breast reconstruction procedures performed in 2008, nearly 70 percent of women who are eligible for the procedure are not informed of the recon...

Are breast cancer patients being kept in the dark?

Arlington Heights, Ill. Despite the increase of breast reconstruction procedures performed in 2008, nearly 70 percent of women who are eligible for the procedure are not informed of the reconstructive options available to them, according to a recently published report. Newly released statistics b...

Ready for relapse: Molecule helps breast cancer cells to survive in the bone marrow

Patients who survive an initial diagnosis of breast cancer often succumb to the disease years later when the cancer shows up in a different part of the body. Now, scientists have identified key signals that support the long term survival of breast cancer cells after they have spread to the bone ma...

Research Reveals Clues to Breast Cancer's Spread

Interrupting key signals might prevent recurrence, investigators say MONDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. research team says it has spotted key signals that help breast cancer cells survive in the bone marrow of patients who've undergone treatment. The finding, reported in the...

Elderly breast cancer patients receive chemotherapy if treated in private practices

July 6, 2009 -- In a study to determine the non-medical factors that may be associated with the decision to treat nonmetastatic breast cancer, researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health evaluated the association between oncologist characteristics and the receipt of chemothe...

Rate of Breast Cancer in Italy Significantly Higher Than Previously Reported

PHILADELPHIA, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis of the incidence of breast cancer in Italy per 100,000 women between the ages of 0 to 84 from 2000 to 2005 shows a 72 percent spike above official estimates issued by the Ministry of Health, with the sharpest uptick of +28.6 percent fo...

Study shows PET can measure effectiveness of novel breast cancer treatment

RESTON, Va.A new study published in the July issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine shows that positron emission tomography (PET) scans in mice can be used to determine whether a novel type of breast cancer treatment is working as intended. Researchers successfully used PET and a specially-dev...

Working Moms Find Freedom to Use Breast Pumps Where They Want, When They Want

Working and breastfeeding presents many challenges for today's modern woman. Having the right type of support, knowledge, and tools are critical to meeting breastfeeding goals. A new tool represents the biggest functional advancement in breast pump technology for working women in decades. The Fre...

The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Seeks Breast Cancer Survivors Throughout Pennsylvania

EPHRATA, Pa., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) is looking for breast cancer survivors in Pennsylvania to participate in their traveling photo exhibit, "67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania." Exhibit participants are the fac...

Newly appreciated membrane estrogen receptor important therapeutic target for breast cancer

PROVIDENCE, RI New research at Rhode Island Hospital has uncovered the biological effects of a novel membrane estrogen receptor, a finding that has potential implications for hormonal therapy for breast cancer. The study is published in the July edition of the journal Molecular Endocrinology. T...

Metabolic factors may play a role in risk for breast cancer

PHILADELPHIA Physiological changes associated with the metabolic syndrome may play a role in the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, according to study results published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. The metabol...

Metabolic Syndrome May Make Breast Cancer More Likely

Study finds increased risk for postmenopausal women TUESDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- Women with high blood pressure, elevated glucose and other components of metabolic syndrome might be at increased risk for postmenopausal breast cancer, a new study suggests. Metabolic syndrome...

Save the ta-tas Calling on Women to Join the Love/Avon Army of Women to Unlock the Key to Breast Cancer Prevention

- LA-Based Apparel Company Lending Support to another Cancer Research Outreach - LOS ANGELES, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Save the ta-tas, a brand of apparel and accessories designed to "put some fun in the fight" against cancer, announces its support of a unique new program that offers women th...
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