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2004/12/04 Prophylactic Mastectomy May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
Prophylactic Mastectomy Reduces Breast Cancer Risk for Women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 Gene Mutations San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, December 2004, Abstract #10 J.G.M. Klijn et al. Background and importance of the study: Women with abnormal or mutated BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes have a significantly gre

2004/12/04 Radiation Therapy Plus Tamoxifen Found Better
Radiation Therapy Plus Tamoxifen Better Than Just Tamoxifen After Lumpectomy D. McCready et al. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, December 2004, Abstract # 31 Background and importance of the study: Compared to lumpectomy alone, lumpectomy followed by radiation has been shown to greatly reduce

2004/10/02 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we raise awareness of this deadly disease, encourage early detection, and support research to find a cure. Prevention and early detection are key to winning the fight against breast ca

2004/09/09 Protein Manipulation Stops Breast Cancer Cells
Drug Could Be Developed to Prevent Tumor Growth Scientists have found two proteins that work together to promote the spread of breast cancer, as well as a method that stops tumor cells from forming, according to a new study. The finding, which appears in the June 2004 issue of the journal Cancer

2004/07/04 Study Finds Male Breast Cancer on the Rise
The largest study ever conducted of male breast cancer concludes that the disease is on the rise and is usually detected when the tumors are bigger, have spread and may be more aggressive, compared to diagnosis of the disease in women. The findings, published recently in the journal CANCER, suggest

2004/07/03 Battling Breast Cancer With Herceptin/Chemotherapy Combination
More than twice as many women with early stage, HER-2 positive breast disease who received Herceptin along with pre-surgery chemotherapy, compared to chemotherapy alone, had their tumors completely disappear, according to an M. D. Anderson study. Findings from the study were presented at the Americ

2004/05/22 the Komen Race for the Cure's 20th Anniversary
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation kicks off the 2003 Komen Race for the Cure? Series this month, marking the 20th Anniversary of the Foundation?s signature awareness and fundraising program. Through Komen Race for the Cure? events, the Komen Foundation supports outreach programs to help wo

2004/03/30 Leading U.S. Advocacy Organization Announces New Presence in Puerto Rico
Recognizing the growing global impact of breast cancer, the shared challenges among countries worldwide and the value of coordinated advocacy in the battle against the disease, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is building on its highly effective U.S. and international operations by establ

2004/03/26 Study offers new model for breast cancer
The last few years have witnessed critical advances in breast cancer therapies. Still, the disease afflicts one in eight American women, and scientists have yet to develop a living model with which they can study the intricacies of human breast-tumor behavior. Now a team led by Professor of Biology

2004/01/03 Breast Cancer Strikes Young Women
Women Urged to Know Body, Receive Thorough Care Although it is rare, women as young as their late teens to early 30s can be diagnosed with breast cancer. That is why Suzanne Gauvreau encourages all young women to conduct monthly breast self-exams and if they find a lump to make sure their doctors

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