Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today
Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that forms in the cells of the breast. Although mostly found in women, men can get breast cancer too. There are a number of symptoms associated with breast cancer, but the first noticeable symptom is often a lump or area of thickened breast tissue. A lump in the breast does not necessarily mean you have cancer - most breast lumps are not cancerous. However, it is always best to have them checked by your doctor. Treatment for breast cancer may include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, targeted therapy or bone-directed therapy.
Metastatic breast cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook
25 Mar 2017 at 12:00am
Metastatic breast cancer can occur if the initial cancer treatment isn't successful and the cancer spreads to other parts of the body. Learn about it here.
Significant increase in number of women tested for BRCA gene, but many high-r...
24 Mar 2017 at 12:00am
Discovery of the BRCA genetic mutation in the mid-90s represented a breakthrough in breast and ovarian cancer prevention.
PHD2 targeting overcomes breast cancer cell death upon glucose starvation
23 Mar 2017 at 12:00am
B55? is one of the regulatory subunits of the PP2A phosphatase. This phosphatases has been associated to the control of many biological functions but the multiplicity of complexes that can be...
Breast cancer: Study identifies a molecular mechanism of drug resistance in E...
21 Mar 2017 at 7:00am
Study suggests that a mechanism of drug resistance in ER+ breast cancers could be changes to the estrogen receptor caused by two immune system molecules.
Triple-negative breast cancer: Nanodelivery of new drug shows promise
17 Mar 2017 at 7:00am
Delivering a new drug directly into triple-negative breast cancer cells via nanoparticles stops the drug degrading before reaching target, study shows.
1 in 5 patients with breast cancer could benefit from existing treatment, gen...
14 Mar 2017 at 7:00am
Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have discovered that a greater number of breast cancers are genetically similar to rarer cases with faulty BRCA1 or...
Male breast cancer: Protein discovery could yield new treatments
11 Mar 2017 at 11:00pm
Men get breast cancer, too. The discovery of two proteins thought to be involved in the disease could lead to new treatments for male breast cancer.
Diabetes drug may be effective against deadly form of breast cancer, study su...
8 Mar 2017 at 11:00pm
Researchers in China have discovered that a metabolic enzyme called AKR1B1 drives an aggressive type of breast cancer.
Pancoast syndrome: Tumors, symptoms, and treatment
7 Mar 2017 at 11:00pm
What is Pancoast syndrome, what are Pancoast tumors, and what is Homer?s syndrome? Learn about diagnosis, when to see a doctor, surgery, and prevention.
Soy may improve survival rates in some breast cancer patients
6 Mar 2017 at 8:00am
New research shows the consumption of soy foods may not only be safe for patients with breast cancer, but also improve survival rates for some of them.
Shorter Herceptin breast cancer treatment may produce better results
2 Mar 2017 at 5:00am
Breast cancer patients who receive the drug Herceptin for nine weeks as part of their post-surgery chemotherapy regime may enjoy better health outcomes, according to new research led by UCL...
Mammography trends show improved cancer detection, more biopsies
1 Mar 2017 at 11:00pm
The shift from film to digital technology appears to have improved cancer detection rates for diagnostic mammography, but also has increased the abnormal interpretation rate, which may lead to more...
Researchers discover how breast cancer mutation in BRCA1 causes protein to se...
1 Mar 2017 at 11:00pm
Of the more than 3 million people with breast cancer in the United Stated, about 10 percent carry an inherited mutation in their BRCA1 gene.
Cheese may raise breast cancer risk, but yogurt could reduce it
1 Mar 2017 at 8:00am
Certain dairy foods have varying effects on breast cancer risk, study finds. Yogurt may reduce risk of the disease, but the same cannot be said for cheese.
Poor diet during teens, early adulthood may raise breast cancer risk
28 Feb 2017 at 11:00pm
Researchers suggest that a poor diet that increases inflammation in adolescence and early adulthood may raise the risk of premenopausal breast cancer.