Breast Cancer News

The latest breast cancer and reconstruction news from trusted resources all over the web.

Preventive #mastectomy does not extend the lives of #breastcancer patients, but why are we ignoring quality of life?
Pfizer Inc. has announced that the company has initiated a multi-center, open-label expanded access program (EAP) in the United States for the investigational CDK 4/6 inhibitor, palbociclib.
In a new study, overweight and obese breast cancer patients exhibited a 52% lower rate of recurrence and a 28-month delay in recurrence if they were regularly taking NSAIDs.
Scientists have made it easier to predict both breast cancer relapses and responses to chemotherapy, through the identification of a unique gene.
Two Northwestern University scientists have identified a biomarker strongly associated with basal-like breast cancer, a highly aggressive carcinoma that is resistant to many types of chemotherapy.
A leukemia drug called dasatinib shows promise for treating skin, breast and several other cancers, according to researchers at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
Less than 42 percent of women underwent breast reconstruction following a mastectomy for cancer, and the factors associated with foregoing reconstruction included being black, having a lower...
If you're considering breast reconstruction using your own tissue (a "flap" procedure), it's important to know that achieving the best results usually involves several stages and takes time.
Among overweight and obese women, Aspirin could help prevent #BreastCancer from recurring - via @TIME #health
Researchers have discovered that women who had been prescribed aspirin regularly before being diagnosed with breast cancer are less likely to have cancer that spread to the lymph-nodes than women who...
Aspirin is known to have protective effects against some cancers. Now, a new study suggests that, in breast cancer patients, these effects may be mediated by weight.
New Blog Post What Does Breast Reconstruction Involve? - If you're considering breast reconstruction, it's importa...
The #BreastCancer Reconstruction Blog: What Does #BreastReconstruction Involve?
Bee, snake or scorpion venom could form the basis of a new generation of cancer-fighting drugs, scientists report.
During pregnancy, certain hormones trigger specialized mammary stem cells to create milk-producing cells essential to lactation.
An analysis of data from two randomized clinical trials finds that three to four years of treatment with bisphosphonates to improve bone density is not linked to reduced risk of invasive...
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is very disappointed that Roche, the manufacturer of Kadcyla (trastuzumab emtansine) has decided not to offer its new treatment at a...
Postmenopausal women who in the past four years had undertaken regular physical activity equivalent to at least four hours of walking per week had a lower risk for invasive breast cancer compared...
Researchers with The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) have analyzed more than 3500 tumors on multiple genomic technology platforms, revealing a new approach to classifying cancers.
Researchers from the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine have uncovered new information about the genetic alterations that may contribute to the development of a subtype...
'Revolutionary' #BreastCancer drug denied on NHS over cost via @Telegraph #health
Women with a mutation of the MEN1 gene have a higher risk of developing breast cancer. The disease also affects them at a younger age.
Breast cancer risks for one of potentially the most important genes associated with breast cancer after the BRCA1/2 genes are reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.