|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
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
|2004/03/26 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