Vaccinating mice with a modified form of a virus containing proteins from breast cancer cells can kill large breast cancer tumors and tumors that have spread to the lungs.
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Women who had repeated breast cancer cases after first successful treatment had twice as high blood estrogens than those who didn't get the disease for the second time.
Genentech's clinical trial shows Avastin is effective in breast cancer treatment before it gets worse.
Training on the Posit Science Brain Fitness Program improves mental function in breast cancer patients with chemobrain.
The best long-term therapy for breast cancer survivors might have nothing to do with doctors or self-help books.
Oncoplastic surgery is a relatively new practice of breast cancer surgery, combining oncology principles with plastic surgery techniques. Based on the stage of their cancer, women with breast cancer usually must choose between a mastectomy (removal of the entire breast) and lumpectomy (removal of just the tumor from the breast). With mastectomy, a woman can have reconstructive breast surgery. With the breast conserving lumpectomy, a woman is often left with an unsightly scar and depressed breast cavity.
Black women in Houston, Texas, have a 45% greater mortality rate from breast cancer than white women.
Mary Hospital will offer a new clinical study by Xoft using electronic brachytherapy for the treatment of early stage breast cancer. The study involves the delivery of a safer form of radiation to breast cancer patients that will reduce the average treatment time from seven weeks to just one week.
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals has begun patient screening in a clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of bavituximab in combination with chemotherapy in patients with advanced breast cancer.
Peregrine Pharmaceuticals's Phase II clinical protocol to study bavituximab in combination with chemotherapy in patients with advanced breast cancer has been approved by DCGI.
A copayment of $12.50 to $35 reduces by 8.3 percentage points the likelihood that women will receive regular mammograms to detect breast cancer.
A breast cancer gene's newly discovered role in repairing damaged DNA may help explain why women who inherit a mutated copy of the gene are at increased risk for developing both breast and ovarian cancer.
Survey shows that nearly sixty percent of voters are willing to raise taxes to ensure all women have access to quality breast cancer screening and treatment.
Kosan Biosciences initiates Phase 2 trial of alvespimycin, the company's second-generation Hsp90 inhibitor, in patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer.
FDA has approved a test that helps in assessing the risk of tumor recurrence and long-term survival for patients with relatively high-risk breast cancer. The TOP2A FISH pharmDx is the first approved device to test for the TOP2A (topoisomerase 2 alpha) gene in cancer patients.
The TOP2A gene plays a role in DNA replication. The TOP2A FISH pharmDx test uses fluorescently labeled DNA probes to detect or confirm gene or chromosome abnormalities, a technology known as fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH).
Thousands of breast cancer patients might receive improper medications as a result of inaccurate results for two laboratory tests used to determine the most effective treatments for specific patients.
Inhibiting the growth of blood vessels that supply tumors slows the progression of metastatic breast cancer according to results of a large clinical trial of Avastin, an anti-angiogenic therapy. The study, published in the December 27th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, found that Avastin in combination with chemotherapy significantly prolongs progression-free survival for women with breast cancer compared to chemotherapy alone.
Only a third of patients with breast cancer discussed breast reconstruction options with their surgeon before their initial surgery.
To be educated consumers of healthcare and ensure maximal breast cancer treatment decision quality the patients should be informed of all breast cancer treatment options. Most general surgeons do not discuss reconstruction with patients before surgical breast cancer treatment.
LPGA Tour phenom Morgan Pressel announced the formation of the Morgan and Friends Fight Cancer Tournament in Boca Raton to fund research on breast cancer.
A combination of a targeted therapy and chemotherapy shrank metastatic brain tumors by at least 50 percent in one-fifth of patients with aggressive HER2-positive breast cancer.