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European Society of Breast Imaging (EUSOBI)

review by Europa Donna–The European Breast Cancer Coalition. Breast ultrasound: recommendations for information to women and...

Mammography exam

a mammogram to look for early signs of breast cancer. Regular mammograms are the best tests doctors have to find breast cancer...


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New recommendations published: screening intervals and more

World Cancer Day, ECIBC releases 17 new recommendations [1] providing now access to a total... no symptoms who are not at high risk of breast cancer, should undertake periodic mammography screening the most suitable way to... Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer (ECIBC), breast cancer screening,...

Researchers develop comprehensive new way to predict breast cancer risk

develop comprehensive new way to predict breast cancer... method yet to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to a study by Cancer Research UK published in Genetics in Medicine... who have different risks of developing breast cancer. Importantly, for the first time, researchers have taken into account more... Cancer Research UK Press... cancer, risk prediction, online...

Cancer incidence continues to rise: 1 in 5 men, 1 in 6 women

Cancer incidence continues to rise: 1 in 5 men, 1 in 6... 2018, an estimated 18.1 million new cases cancer will be diagnosed globally, and 9.6 million will die from the disease,... 5 men and one in 6 women worldwide will develop cancer during their lifetime, and one in 8 men and one in 11 women will die from... cancer incidence, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), GLOBOCAN 2018,...

Breast screening linked to 60 per cent lower risk of breast cancer death in first 10 years

linked to 60 per cent lower risk of breast cancer death in first 10... who chose to participate in an organised breast cancer screening programme had a 60 per cent lower risk of dying from breast cancer... screening, breast cancer, organised breast cancer screening programme, risk of breast cancer...

Weight loss linked to lower breast cancer risk for postmenopausal women

loss linked to lower breast cancer risk for postmenopausal... had a lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer than those who maintained or gained weight. Published early online in Cancer... obesity has been strongly related to breast cancer risk, studies examining whether weight loss might reduce postmenopausal... cancer risk, weight loss, postmenopausal...

Eating foods with low nutritional quality ratings linked to cancer risk in large European cohort

with low nutritional quality ratings linked to cancer risk in large European... associated with an increased risk of developing cancer, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine. The study,... choices is a key challenge for the prevention of cancer and other chronic diseases. European authorities are considering implementing... system, nutritional quality, food labelling, cancer...

Screening mammography is linked to a reduction in breast cancer mortality, a new study shows

mammography is linked to a reduction in breast cancer mortality, a new study... is linked to a subsequent decline in breast cancer mortality. New findings have just been published in the Journal of Medical... (New Zealand) investigated trends in breast cancer mortality in New Zealand women in order to either corroborate or negate a... cancer mortality, screening mammography, New...

CancerSEEK: Generalised screening for multiple cancer types

CancerSEEK: Generalised screening for multiple cancer... that may allow earlier detection of eight common cancer types. The findings have just been published in the journal Science... more than 1,000 patients, their method, dubbed CancerSEEK, detected cancer with a sensitivity of 69 to 98% (depending on cancer... detection, circulating protein markers, ovarian cancer, liver cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, oesophageal cancer,...

Where body fat is carried can predict cancer risk

body fat is carried can predict cancer... your middle could be as good an indicator of cancer risk as body mass index (BMI), according to research published in the British... waistline increased the risk of obesity related cancers (Note 1) by 13 per cent. For bowel cancer, adding around 8 cm to the hips is... Journal of Cancer Press... waist circumference, hip circumference, cancer risk, overweight,...

Excess weight linked to 8 more cancer types

weight linked to 8 more cancer... has identified eight additional types of cancer linked to excess weight and obesity: stomach, liver, gall bladder, pancreas,... decades could help to reduce the risk of these cancers, the data suggest. The findings, published in The New England Journal of... weight, overweight, obesity, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gallbladder cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer,...

New research confirms obesity link to 11 cancers

research confirms obesity link to 11 cancer... research funded by the World Cancer Research Fund International, published in the British Medical Journal,... weight gain, and waist circumference) and 36 cancers and their subtypes. This was funded as part of WCRF International grant... cancer risk, oesophageal adenocarcinoma, multiple myeloma, cancers of the gastric...

Public health in the EU: encouraging developments in the area of national cancer screening programmes

encouraging developments in the area of national cancer screening... report on the 2003 Council Recommendation on cancer screening, published today [1], reveals a steep rise in national screening... Safety, said “Breast, cervical and colorectal cancer claim the lives of around a quarter of a million European citizens each year.... cancer screening, cervical cancer screening, colorectal cancer screening, European...

World Cancer Day: highlighting physical activity in the global fight against cancer

Cancer Day: highlighting physical activity in the global fight against... on World Cancer Day, millions are urged to get active to help combat one of the world’s most d... help spread this message, World Cancer Day is harnessing the power of sport by encouraging sports fans, organisations... activity, cancer prevention, Union for International Cancer Control, World Cancer...

Increasing breastfeeding worldwide could prevent over 800,000 child deaths and 20,000 deaths from breast cancer every year

child deaths and 20,000 deaths from breast cancer every... and prevent an extra 20,000 deaths from breast cancer every year. Although breastfeeding is one of the most effective preventive... life expectancy, intelligence, breast cancer, ovarian...

New review concludes evidence for alcohol causing cancer is strong

review concludes evidence for alcohol causing cancer is... association between alcohol consumption and cancers at seven sites in the body: oropharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colon,... long-recognised association between alcohol and cancer. An association means there is a relationship of some kind between the two... cancer, causal...

Physical activity associated with lower risk of many cancers

activity associated with lower risk of many cancer... a lower risk for colon, breast, and endometrial cancer... led by Dr. Steven C. Moore at NIH’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) examined the associations between physical activity and...

For breast cancer patients, never too late to quit smoking

breast cancer patients, never too late to quit... late to quit smoking, a large study of breast cancer survivors has found that those who quit smoking after their diagnosis had a 33... involved more than 20,600 women with breast cancer, and is one of the largest studies of survival outcomes according to smoking... cessation, breast cancer,...

Breast screening programme effective in preventing some invasive cancers

programme effective in preventing some invasive cancer... for and treatment of an early form of breast cancer has been found to prevent subsequent invasive cancer, according to research... is described as a very early form of breast cancer, where cancer cells are present in milk ducts, but have not yet invaded the... carcinoma in situ (DCIS), invasive breast cancer, screening...

False-positive mammograms may indicate increased risk of breast cancer later

mammograms may indicate increased risk of breast cancer... may be at increased risk of developing breast cancer for up to 10 years after the false-positive result, according to a study... the case rID: 21555 “Our finding that breast cancer risk remains elevated up to 10 years after the false-positive result suggests... false-positive result, risk of developing breast cancer...

Prospective study supports use of 21-gene assay to spare chemotherapy in breast cancer

of 21-gene assay to spare chemotherapy in breast cancer... a 21 gene assay can identify women with breast cancer who can be spared chemotherapy, reports the New England Journal of Medicine... (TAILORx) study. Read the whole article at ecancer.org Reference Sparano JA, Gray RJ, Makower DF, et al. Prospective... cancer... score, breast cancer, chemotherapy, 21-gene expression...

New method to predict increased risk of non-familial breast cancer

to predict increased risk of non-familial breast cancer... detecting cancer at an early stage, or even predicting who has an increased risk of being... one out of ten women will develop breast cancer at some point in life. In most cases the disease is sporadic, i.e. it is not... breast cancer, risk...

Mediterranean diet supplemented with olive oil appears to protect against breast cancer

with olive oil appears to protect against breast cancer... olive oil in the primary prevention of breast cancer. Results of a randomised clinical trial have been recently published in JAMA... credit: Pixabay (pexels.com) Breast cancer is the second most common cancer type worldwide, with about 1.7 million cases... cancer... diet, olive oil, breast cancer...

Common hormone could help treat breast cancer

hormone could help treat breast cancer... half of all breast cancer patients could one day benefit from having the cheap and widely-available... to block oestrogen receptors, which cause cancer cells to grow. Women whose tumours have progesterone receptors as well are... Cancer Research UK Press... cancer,...

Benefits of mammography screening outweigh adverse effects for women aged 50–69 years

by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has assessed the cancer-preventive and adverse effects of various... of the landmark 2002 IARC Handbook on Breast Cancer Screening [2] in light of recent improvements in treatment outcomes for... cancer screening, mammography, emerging technologies, clinical breast examination,...

Family history of breast cancer doesn't mean a poor prognosis for women who develop the disease

history of breast cancer doesn't mean a poor prognosis for women who develop the... finds that women who are diagnosed with breast cancer and have a family history of the disease face no worse of a prognosis after... (pexels.com) About one quarter of breast cancer cases in developed countries are thought to be related to hereditary factors.... cancer, family history,...

A blood test for early detection of breast cancer metastasis

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Men with high oestrogen levels could be at greater risk of breast cancer

levels could be at greater risk of breast cancer... may have a greater risk of developing breast cancer, according to research by an international collaboration including Cancer... oestrogen levels in the blood and male breast cancer has been identified, despite its connection to breast, womb and ovarian... Cancer Research UK Press... breast cancer, oestrogen levels, cancer...

Genetic screening could improve breast cancer prevention

screening could improve breast cancer... women are at increased risk of developing breast cancer, a major study of more than 65,000 women has... using genetic screening could guide breast cancer prevention in several ways – for instance by offering high-risk women i... of Cancer Research (ICR) Press... screening, prevention, breast cancer, polygenic risk score, single nucleotide polymorphisms...

Breast cancer risk may be increased in women who have first-degree relatives with a history of prostate cancer

cancer risk may be increased in women who have first-degree relatives with a history... a family history of prostate cancer among first-degree relatives may increase a woman’s risk of developing breast c... should take a complete family history of all cancers – even those in family members of the opposite sex – to help assess a pat... cancer risk, first-degree relative, prostate...

Poor metabolic health increases risk for postmenopausal breast cancer irrespective of BMI

health increases risk for postmenopausal breast cancer irrespective of... abnormalities, were at increased risk for breast cancer compared with their metabolically healthy counterparts, according to a study... significant risk factor for a number of types of cancer including postmenopausal breast cancer,” said Marc J. Gunter, PhD, associate p... breast cancer, insulin resistance, breast cancer...

Most types of cancer not due to “bad luck”, says IARC

types of cancer not due to “bad luck”, says IAR... International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the World Health Organization’s specialised cancer agency, strongly d... across a wide range of tissues with lifetime cancer risk and suggests that random mutations (or “bad luck”) are “the major contr... Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), World Health Organization (WHO), cancer...

Vaccine targeting breast cancers produced robust immune response

targeting breast cancers produced robust immune... DNA vaccine targeting mammaglobin-A, a breast cancer-associated antigen, was proven safe and found to effectively elicit immune... target for immune intervention in breast cancer patients,” said study author William E. Gillanders, MD, professor of surgery a... immune response, breast cancer...

Launch of new European Code Against Cancer

of new European Code Against Cancer... International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO),... European Code Against Cancer Based on the best available scientific evidence, the new Code provides 12... Code Against Cancer, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), World Health Organization...

Postmenopausal breast cancer risk decreases rapidly after starting regular physical activity

breast cancer risk decreases rapidly after starting regular physical... per week had a lower risk for invasive breast cancer compared with women who exercised less during those four years, according to... per week and it is consistent with the World Cancer Research Fund recommendations of walking at least 30 minutes daily,” said A... women, breast cancer risk, physical...

Smoking linked with increased risk of most common type of breast cancer

increased risk of most common type of breast cancer... of developing the most common type of breast cancer. That is the finding of an analysis published early online in Cancer [1], a... the relationship between smoking and breast cancer risk among young women have found that smoking is linked with an increased... breast cancer risk, triple-negative breast cancer, ER-positive breast...

IARC warns 'cancer burden growing at an alarming pace'

warns 'cancer burden growing at an alarming... International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialised cancer agency of the World Health Organisation, is... World Cancer Report 2014 Based on the latest statistics on trends in cancer incidence... agentura pro výzkum rakoviny (IARC), World Cancer Report 2014, prevence nádorových onemocnění, včasná diagnostika, celosvětová on...

Breast cancer screening

cancer... credit: shutterstock.com However, not all cancer types are suitable for screening; a “suitable” cancer type should meet the fol... cancer screening, Czech Republic, accredited screening...

Cancer prevention

Cancer... prevention of cancer is aimed at the reduction in incidence rate of malignant tumours. This... you want to lower your risk of developing cancer, you should adhere to the following rules: Be as lean as possible without... Cancer Research... cancer, primary prevention, secondary prevention, risk...

Number of risky lifestyle factors is associated with an increased risk of some types of breast cancer

with an increased risk of some types of breast cancer... factors have an increased risk of breast cancer overall. According to a new Norwegian study [1], this association is limited... hormone therapy are risk factors for breast cancer, whereas physical activity is a protective factor for breast cancer. Smoking... inactivity, menopausal hormone therapy, breast cancer, molecular...

Personalised invitations of Czech citizens to cancer screening programmes

invitations of Czech citizens to cancer screening... 2014, a project of personalised invitations for cancer screening programmes was launched in the Czech Republic. In particular,... invite their clients (persons insured) to cancer prevention programmes, and reimburse all necessary examinations related to... invitations, breast cancer screening, cervical cancer screening, colorectal cancer screening, cancer...

Breast tomosynthesis is not significantly different from standard digital mammography

as a screening tool for the detection of breast cancer in a population-based screening programme. The results of a Norwegian study... whether the proportion of screen-detected breast cancer was favourable for digital breast tomosynthesis versus digital mammography.... digital mammography, population-based breast cancer screening programme, screen-detected breast...

Invitation to cancer screening is an investment which will pay off in the future

to cancer screening is an investment which will pay off in the... workshop “Cancer Screening Programmes in the Czech Republic and Importance of Personalised... (Image credit: IBA MU) Guarantors of Czech cancer screening programmes, representatives of the Czech Ministry of Health, health... invitations, breast cancer screening, cervical cancer screening, colorectal cancer screening, cancer...

EUROCARE-5: Survival times of Czech cancer patients are now significantly longer than before

Survival times of Czech cancer patients are now significantly longer than... Cancer survival still varies widely between European countries despite major... been a major increase in survival rates for most cancer types, meaning that the Czech Republic is no longer among East European...

Global cancer burden rises to 14.1 million new cases in 2012: Marked increase in breast cancers must be addressed

cancer burden rises to 14.1 million new cases in 2012: Marked increase in breast... International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, today... the most recent estimates for 28 types of cancer in 184 countries worldwide and offers a comprehensive overview of the global... Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), GLOBOCAN 2012, cancer incidence, cancer prevalence, cancer mortality,...

Scientists find sex hormones and breast cancer link in women under 50

find sex hormones and breast cancer link in women under... Cancer Research UK scientists have identified a link between higher levels of sex... of around 760 premenopausal women with breast cancer, and around 1700 without – from seven earlier studies. They found that a d... Cancer Research UK Press... women, risk of breast cancer, oestradiol, oestrone, androstenedione, dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate...

New anti-cancer compound shows promise for breast cancer

anti-cancer compound shows promise for breast... researchers have discovered that anti-cancer compounds currently in clinical trials for some types of leukaemia could offer... oestrogen receptor-positive (ER-positive) breast cancers when combined with the breast cancer drug tamoxifen in preclinical models.... ER-positive breast cancer...

Long term shift work a risk factor for breast cancer

term shift work a risk factor for breast cancer... occupations is associated with increased breast cancer risk. The results have just been published in the journal Occupational and... at higher risk of developing several different cancers. Most of these have focused on breast cancer, and some meta-analyses have... cancer... work, night shifts, breast cancer...

Early mammograms in young women at increased breast cancer risk may save lives

mammograms in young women at increased breast cancer risk may save... have just been published in the journal Familial Cancer [1] show that women under the age of 40 at higher risk of breast cancer who... Calbert Warner (pexels.com) Leading breast cancer research charity Breast Cancer Campaign, has funded the first ever study into... cancer, family history, mammographic...

Genetic ‘fine tuners’ control body’s own attack against cancer

‘fine tuners’ control body’s own attack against cancer... body’s own immune system’s fight against breast cancer is controlled by genetic ‘fine tuners’, known as microRNAs, according to a stu... CC BY 3.0, Link Looking at 1,300 breast cancer samples, Cancer Research UK scientists found that the influence of these... Cancer Research UK Press... cancer,...

Tamoxifen class drugs reduce breast cancer rates by more than a third in women at high risk

class drugs reduce breast cancer rates by more than a third in women at high... and three similar drugs reduce breast cancer incidence by 38 per cent in women at an increased risk of the disease... to date scientists calculate that one breast cancer would be prevented for every 42 women who took the drug for five years and... Cancer Research UK Press...

Mammograms reveal response to common cancer drug

reveal response to common cancer... a common drug to prevent the relapse of breast cancer [1]. The key lies in monitoring changes in the proportion of dense tissue,... in women who have completed their primary breast cancer treatment. However, no method has been available for assessing which women are... density, tamoxifen, breast cancer...

Scientists find promising new target for aggressive breast cancer

find promising new target for aggressive breast cancer... with triple-negative breast cancer are more likely to have high levels of the MET biomarker in their tumours,... from patients with triple negative breast cancer – a less common but aggressive type of the disease. They found that over h... Journal of Cancer Press... breast cancer, biomarker,...

Study examines outcomes of screening mammography for age, breast density, hormone therapy

did not consider the influence of breast cancer risk factors beyond age, according to the study background. Karla...

Heart disease risk after breast cancer radiotherapy smaller than previously thought

disease risk after breast cancer radiotherapy smaller than previously... calculated by how much radiotherapy for breast cancer increases the risk of heart disease and the findings can now be used by... that radiotherapy reduces the risk of breast cancer returning for many women after it has been removed by surgery. But the heart... Cancer Research UK Press... cancer, radiotherapy, heart disease...

Blood test reveals women’s response to breast cancer treatment

test reveals women’s response to breast cancer... could be used to measure how well a woman’s cancer is responding to treatment, according to a new Cancer Research UK study... work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link Researchers at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute at the University of Cambridge took regular... Cancer Research UK Press... cancer, biomarkers, cancer genomics, personalised cancer...

Study links cigarette smoking, breast cancer risk

links cigarette smoking, breast cancer... from a new American Cancer Society study support the hypothesis that smoking is associated with increased... between active cigarette smoking and breast cancer risk remains controversial. Despite about 130 epidemiologic studies and seven... cancer risk, cigarette smoking, invasive breast cancer, American Cancer...

Lab research suggests more women could benefit from Herceptin

may be effective against more types of breast cancer than previously thought, according to US research... trastuzumab, is often given to women with breast cancers that test positive for high levels of a protein known as HER2. But HER2... Cancer Research... trastuzumab, breast cancer, HER2-positive breast cancer, HER2-negative breast cancer, adjuvant...

APOBEC3B is an enzymatic source of mutation in breast cancer

is an enzymatic source of mutation in breast cancer... errors driving the majority of breast cancers may be caused by a hyperactive enzyme called APOBEC3B, according to US... lead to new ways to diagnose and treat breast cancer, exploiting the root cause of genetic damage - 'DNA editing' by the enzyme -... Cancer Research... breast cancer...

Study finds no evidence to link work stress to cancer risk

finds no evidence to link work stress to cancer... stress does not increase the risk of developing cancer, according to a comprehensive analysis of previous... per cent of the participants developed cancer during the average 12-year follow-up. But the researchers found no evidence of... Cancer Research... stress, cancer risk, bowel cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate...

1.5 million premature cancer deaths could be prevented per year if targets set to reduce NCDs are met by 2025

million premature cancer deaths could be prevented per year if targets set to reduce NCDs are met by... Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)... Link Currently, 7.6 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which, 4 million people die prematurely (aged 30... for International Cancer Control (UICC), International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), World...

Better survival rates seen with lumpectomy compared with mastectomy for early breast cancer

compared with mastectomy for early breast cancer... that lumpectomy plus radiation for early breast cancer may provide patients with a better chance of survival than mastectomy.... treatment choice for women with early breast cancer; however, over the past 10 years, a growing number of women have been choosing... Cancer Press... surgery, survival rates, breast cancer...

The Lancet publishes largest ever study on global burden of disease

injury, as non-communicable diseases, such as cancer and heart disease, become the dominant causes of death and disability... cancer...

Inherited gene fault influences breast cancer survival

gene fault influences breast cancer... the chances of some women surviving breast cancer. It also increases the risk of women developing a second breast cancer. The... shutterstock.com The scientists, funded by Cancer Research UK, found that women with the fault, and who had the... Cancer Research UK Press... cancer, survival rate, gene fault, ER-positive breast...

A simple blood test could be used to detect breast cancer

simple blood test could be used to detect breast cancer... way to test for the early signs of breast cancer than using mammograms to spot a lump say researchers today (Tuesday), as... improve treatment by detecting whether breast cancer patients are likely to relapse and what drugs their particular type of tumour... Cancer Research UK Press... test, breast cancer, breast...

Post-menopausal women with diabetes at greater risk of breast cancer

women with diabetes at greater risk of breast cancer... are nearly 30 per cent more likely to get breast cancer, according to results of a comprehensive review published in the British... examining the potential link between breast cancer and diabetes. These studies involved over 56,000 cases of breast cancer... Journal of Cancer Press... II diabetes, breast cancer, post-menopausal...

Breast cancer screening programmes: benefits outweigh harm

cancer screening programmes: benefits outweigh... major review of breast cancer screening services in Europe, jointly led by researchers at Queen Mary,... in published European studies in terms of breast cancer deaths prevented, and the major harms, in particular, the rates of what are... cancer... cancer screening, benefits,...

Study highlights potential drug target for one in ten breast cancers

potential drug target for one in ten breast cancer... Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered how a key protein fuels breast cancer... [1]. Earlier this year the same team, from Cancer Research UK’s Cambridge Research Institute, published a groundbreaking study s... Cancer Research UK Press... cancer, claudin, transforming growth factor...

Exposure to X-rays raises risk of breast cancer in young women with BRCA faults

to X-rays raises risk of breast cancer in young women with BRCA... in BRCA genes are more likely to develop breast cancer if they are exposed to chest X-rays before they are 30, according to a study... international study, part-funded by Cancer Research UK, looked at almost 2,000 women with BRCA faults in the Netherlands,... Cancer Research UK Press... BRCA genes, breast cancer...

An active lifestyle helps lower breast cancer risk

active lifestyle helps lower breast cancer... helps to reduce the chance of getting breast cancer, new research shows today... ever looking at physical activity and breast cancer – is part of ongoing work by the European Prospective Investigation of Cancer (... Cancer Research UK Press... physical activity, breast cancer...

More heart problems with 2 chemo drugs for breast cancer

heart problems with 2 chemo drugs for breast cancer... who have breast cancer and are treated with two chemotherapy drugs may experience more cardiac... and more women are surviving longer with breast cancer, so it's becoming a chronic disease, said lead author Erin Aiello Bowles, MPH,... cancer...

World’s largest cancer and lifestyle database revealed

largest cancer and lifestyle database... catalogues of scientific evidence relating to cancer and lifestyle factors that influence the disease will be showcased at the... credit: shutterstock.com World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research (WCRF/AICR) will... Cancer Research Fund Press... Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), World...

Obese and overweight women face increased risk of recurrence of most common type of breast cancer

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Breast cancer patients with high density mammograms do not have increased risk of death

cancer patients with high density mammograms do not have increased risk of... a marker of increased risk of developing breast cancer, does not seem to increase the risk of death among breast cancer patients,... 9,000 women with a confirmed diagnosis of breast cancer, high mammographic density was not associated with the risk of death from... Cancer Institute Press... density, breast cancer...

Chemotherapy during pregnancy does not appear to increase complications for newborn infants

babies of breast cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy while pregnant do not appear to be at higher... who were diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer while pregnant. 197 (48%) of the women underwent chemotherapy during... cancer... pregnancy, breast cancer...

Plant-based compound slows breast cancer in a mouse model

compound slows breast cancer in a mouse... a mouse model with similarities to human breast cancer progression, according to a study published August 2 in the Journal of the... in mice for colon, intestinal, and prostate cancer, by inducing apoptosis. In order to determine the efficacy of PEITC in... cancer, phenethyl isothiocyanate, PEITC,...

‘Post-it note’ on breast cancer gene signals risk of disease spreading

note’ on breast cancer gene signals risk of disease... molecular 'post-it note' added to a breast cancer gene could flag up the risk that the disease will spread in patients,... credit: shutterstock.com Cancer Research UK scientists at Imperial College London showed that high levels of a... Journal of Cancer Press... cancer, methylation, tumour suppressor...

‘Master switch’ experimental drug could treat different cancers

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Exercise, even mild physical activity, may reduce breast cancer risk

even mild physical activity, may reduce breast cancer... before or after menopause – may reduce breast cancer risk, but substantial weight gain may negate these benefits... shutterstock.com Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings indicate... cancer... activity, breast cancer...

Physical activity linked to reduced mortality in breast and colon cancer patients

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Scientists re-write rule book on breast cancer in landmark global study

re-write rule book on breast cancer in landmark global... major study carried out by Cancer Research UK scientists could revolutionise the way women with breast cancer... survival more accurately in women with breast cancer based on these new subtypes, and better tailor treatment to the individual... Cancer Research UK Press... cancer, genetic fingerprint, personalised...

Long-term use of estrogen hormone therapy linked to higher risk for breast cancer

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Metastatic breast cancer uses immune system to spread

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Breast cancer and heart disease may have common roots

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Triple drug combination effective in HER2-positive breast cancer

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Adolescent alcohol consumption and breast cancer

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Low levels of alcohol consumption associated with small increased risk of breast cancer

associated with small increased risk of breast cancer... with a small increase in the risk of breast cancer, and consumption in both earlier and later adult life is also associated with... been associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. However, the effect of low levels of drinking as is common in the United... cancer... cancer, alcohol...

Role of fat in assessing breast cancer risk

of fat in assessing breast cancer... is associated with a high risk of breast cancer. But the role of non-dense fat tissue in the breast is less clear. New... mammograms of postmenopausal women with breast cancer were compared to controls without cancer. The study used sophisticated... cancer... cancer, fibroglandular tissue, fat tissue, mammographic...

Breast cancer survival rates boost

cancer survival rates... the drug Herceptin to treat early-stage breast cancer for women with an aggressive form of the disease could help boost survival... after five years. Read the whole article at ecancer.org Reference Slamon, D., Eiermann, W., et al. (2011). Adjuvant... cancer... breast cancer,...

First global analysis of breast and cervical cancer estimates 2 million new cases worldwide

global analysis of breast and cervical cancer estimates 2 million new cases... number of new cases of breast cancer diagnosed worldwide has risen dramatically from about 640 000 in 1980 to 1.6... (51%) of the 1.6 million new cases of breast cancer and the majority (76%) of the 425 000 new cases of cervical cancer occurred in... cancer... cancer, cervical cancer, incidence, mortality, developing countries, screening...

Antibiotic molecule found in bacteria stops breast cancer

molecule found in bacteria stops breast cancer... in bacteria blocks a protein which causes breast cancer to develop and spread, reveals research published in Nature Chemistry... credit: shutterstock.com Scientists at Cancer Research UK's Cambridge Research Institute, funded by the Biotechnology and... cancer... FOXM1, breast cancer...

Drug prolongs lives of patients with hormone-sensitive breast cancer

lives of patients with hormone-sensitive breast cancer... with hormone-sensitive breast cancer who take the drug tamoxifen for five years after breast cancer surgery can cut... given to patients who have undergone breast cancer surgery in order to target any cancer cells that may have been missed and... Cancer Research... receptor positive breast cancer, tamoxifen,...

Breast screening in the Czech Republic: achievements of the first seven years of the organized programme

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Weight has strongest influence on breast cancer hormones in post menopausal women

has strongest influence on breast cancer hormones in post menopausal... the level of sex hormones that increase breast cancer risk in post menopausal women, according to new research published in the... also appear to affect hormone levels. The Cancer Research UK funded study examined how levels of sex hormones - known to affect... Cancer Research UK Press... postmenopausal women, hormone levels, breast cancer...

Worse outcome for breast cancer patients with other health problems

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Poorer women less likely to survive breast cancer

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Breast cancers found between mammograms more likely to be aggressive

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New digital method for breast cancer prognosis

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Reasons for poor breast cancer management in developing countries

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The future of breast cancer prevention

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Trial results confirm five years of tamoxifen boosts breast cancer survival

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Tamoxifen's preventative role

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Population-based breast cancer screening not necessarily best for poorer countries

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World Cancer Day 2011: New physical activity guidance can help prevent breast, colon cancers

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Hormone therapy at menopause may pose breast cancer risk

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Scientists identify avoidable breast cancer risk factors

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Yearly mammogram screening for women with a family history of breast cancer could save lives

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Radiation fears should not deter women from mammography screening

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Healthy lifestyle can reduce breast cancer risk even in women with family history

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Relatives of young breast cancer patients could face increased risks of other cancers

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Calcium deposits could improve breast cancer diagnosis

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High-fat diet during puberty linked to breast cancer risk later in life

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Drinking alcohol ‘may increase risk of some types of breast cancer’

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Nicotine binding to receptor linked to breast cancer cell growth

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Protein made by breast cancer gene purified

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Genes associated with aggressive breast cancer

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Breath test could help to detect cancer

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Gene target may block breast cancer recurrence and boost survival

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Women in their forties have lower mammographic tumour detectability

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New molecular marker could predict if breast cancer patients need chemotherapy

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Study does not prove link between household cleaning products and breast cancer

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Men with faulty gene may carry breast cancer risk

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Fish oil may reduce risk of breast cancer

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New drug for inherited breast and ovarian cancers shows promise in early trials

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Cell test could predict DCIS breast cancer recurrence

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Sea sponge drug may extend advanced breast cancer survival

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Researchers develop prototype vaccine to prevent breast cancer

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New research on hormone link to breast cancer

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Twice as many lives saved than overdiagnosed by breast screening

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Osteoporosis drugs may help prevent breast cancer

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‘Junk DNA’ could spotlight breast and bowel cancer

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Study finds isolation and stress may increase breast cancer risk in rats

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Breast density linked to cancer recurrence

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Study confirms impact of lifestyle on breast cancer risk

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Study confirms risks and benefits of long-term tamoxifen treatment

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Breast screening saves lives, say experts

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New drug may help women with hereditary breast cancer

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US scientists identify genes involved in spread of breast cancer to brain

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Walnuts lower tumour rates in cancer-prone mice

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Test-tube model of breast cancer to replace animal experiments

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‘Gene hunters’ find two new breast cancer genes

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Red and white wine have ‘no benefit’ for breast cancer risk

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One or two drinks a day increase the risk of cancer in women

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Breast cancer rates fall as women abandon HRT

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Breast cancer four times more likely in women with strong family history

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