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2011/10/21 Letrozole Tops Tamoxifen for Early Breast Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Women with hormone-sensitive early breast cancer had significant improvement in survival odds when treated with letrozole (Femara) versus tamoxifen or the combination, according to long-term follow-up from a randomized trial. After a median follow-up of 8.1 years, patients treate

2011/10/19 Adding Radiation Cut Breast Cancer Recurrence in Half
(MedPage Today) -- Radiation therapy following breast conserving surgery reduced the rate of disease recurrence by half, a large meta-analysis found. In trials of more than 10,000 women with breast cancer, the use of radiation therapy decreased the risk of recurrence within 10 years from 35% to 19.

2011/10/09 NGO holds walk for breast cancer awareness
To create awareness about breast cancer, NGO Sahayata Cancer Sahyog organised its fifth annual Chandigarh Pink Walk `One Walk One Hope’ in the city, which was presided over by Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Lok Sabha MP from Bathinda.   The walk got an overwhelming support from people from all walks o

2011/10/08 Men should be on lookout for signs of breast cancer, too, Florida man says
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and amid all the pink ribbons it can be difficult to remember that men suffer from the disease as well. It's less common, to be sure, but it does happen. Fox 47 reported on the case of Ray Saez, a Florida man battling breast cancer. "I overlooked a pimple

2011/10/07 Antioxidants tied to mixed effects in breast cancer
(Reuters Health) - Breast cancer patients who take antioxidants may have an increased or decreased risk of death or recurrent cancer, depending on which vitamin they use, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among nearly 2,300 women with early-stage breast cancer, those who regularly used e

2011/10/06 One in 25 Korean Women Contract Breast Cancer
Recent data suggests the one out of every 25 women in Korea has breast cancer, although the rate varies by year. The number of breast cancer patients around the country surpassed 11,000 in 2006 but was as high as 14,000 in 2008. The country has seen a 91 percent increase in the rate of women's b

2011/10/05 Are Anthracyclines Necessary in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer?
A large study addressing the critical question of whether adjuvant anthracyclines are necessary for the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer has been published in the October 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The results show that anthracyclines aren't necessary to treat early-sta

2011/10/04 New breast cancer test available this week
A new breast cancer test will be available to to all public patients who require it from this week onwards.   The HSE National Cancer Control Programme today approved the use of the Oncotype DX test.   The test determines whether chemotherapy would be a suitable treatment for breast ca

2011/10/03 Pink Ribbon Bagels raise money for breast cancer
Panera Bread Bakery and Cafe has selected the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation (DSLRF) as its exclusive cause partner in the Southern California region as they recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness month this year.   To support the cause, Panera has been proudly supporting breast can

2011/10/02 Ignorance, an obstacle to breast cancer battle
SINGAPORE: The number of breast screenings in Singapore has gone up, but authorities are now directing their efforts to get more women to go for follow-up screenings. That is one of the messages of this year's Project Celebrate Wellness, which wants women to take control of their well-being. "The

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