The international breast cancer support group Reach for Recovery during a recent breast cancer awareness campaign delivered messages to 2,783 women at eight hospitals and clinics in northern Namibia, the Namibian/AllAfrica.com reports. The group's campaign, which held informational talks and answered questions about breast cancer, referred 255 women with lumps in their breasts to their physicians for further examinations and testing.
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FDA Approves IXEMPRA (ixabepilone), a Semi-Synthetic Analog of Epothilone B from Bristol-Myers, for the Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer.
A new study finds that white women more frequently take more of the life-prolonging supplemental therapies used to treat breast cancer than African-American women.
Researchers have found they can potentially target chemotherapy for breast cancer to only those women most likely to benefit.
Researchers have used data on genes involved in inherited forms of breast cancer to identify a novel gene potentially linked to the disease.
Ten special breast cancer patients from Howard County General Hospital will be treated to a day of luxurious spa services for free. Afterward, the patients and their sponsors in "Survivors Offering Support (SOS)", a program that teams up newly diagnosed breast cancer patients with women who've already undergone treatment, will be treated to a luncheon in their honor.
A research study is designed to establish one of the largest and most rapidly assembled groups of women to aid in the study of breast cancer occurrence.
Scientists at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson in Philadelphia have discovered new molecular evidence of the role of the hormone prolactin in breast cancer. They have found that prolactin, a pituitary hormone that normally stimulates breast development and milk production, initiates a new
Identifying variations of genes that are more common in the population that increase breast cancer risk, targeting that gene for early detection or treatment of breast cancer will have a greater impact.
Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging may be more specific than MRI for evaluating patients with equivocal mammographic findings.
As women fight breast cancer, one of the lingering effects of chemotherapy is a brain befuddling effect known as "chemofog".
Although most U.S. women consider themselves to be knowledgeable about breast cancer, many have inaccurate information, according to a survey released Monday by the National Breast Cancer Coalition, the Chicago Tribune reports.
The Volusia County Health Department observes October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
This October, as millions of Americans come together in recognizing National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, General Mills will introduce Pink for the Cure.
Sanarus Medical announced a partnership with leading breast care physicians from select centers across the country. These Centers, including breast care physicians from Connecticut to California, will work in partnership with Sanarus to increase the awareness and availability of an innovative, non-surgical treatment option for women with benign breast tumors, known as fibroadenomas. Sanarus will host a gathering of these new Centers prior to the American College of Surgeons (ACS) annual meeting in New Orleans.
Roche's breast cancer drug Herceptin when used together with chemotherapy is three times more effective in eradicating tumors in women with inflammatory breast cancer than chemotherapy alone.
The breast cancer death rate in the United States continues to fall by around 2% a year, as it has since 1990, according to Breast Cancer Facts and Figures 2007-2008, a report on breast cancer statistics and trends produced every other year by the American Cancer Society.
PET scans can accurately detecting a breast tumour's response to chemotherapy is another step towards personalised cancer treatment.
The number of breast cancer cases among women in Hong Kong increased from 1,152 in 1993 to 2,273 in 2004.
Vitasoy announced the launch of a breast health education initiative that includes giving complimentary organic single serve soymilk to participants in October's breast health month activities.
About 87% of women in the United Kingdom regularly check for lumps in the breast, but many lack knowledge about the full range of symptoms of breast cancer.
A variety of environmental factors could be responsible for early puberty among girls.
Patients who receive treatment of breast cancer may help preventing bone loss with weekly dose of osteoporosis drug.
FDA advisory panel will review Genentech's colon and lung cancer treatment Avastin as a first-line treatment for metastatic breast cancer