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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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...