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2014

3/25/2014Fertility Concerns Affect Treatment Decisions in Younger Women with Breast Cancer
3/21/2014No Significant Bone Density Differences Between Aromasin and Arimidex
3/5/2014New Breast Surgical Guidelines
1/6/2014Arimidex May Prevent Breast Cancer in High-Risk Women

2013

12/18/2013Older Patients with Early Breast Cancer May Avoid Radiation
12/4/2013Breast MRI on the Rise Among Women Who May Not Need It
11/26/2013Risk of Heart Disease from Breast Cancer Radiation Declines
11/18/2013Oral Contraceptives and the Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer
11/6/2013Perjeta Approved for Neoadjuvant Treatment of Early Stage HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
10/16/2013Axillary Radiotherapy Reduces Lymphedema in Breast Cancer
10/8/2013Less Radiation Equally Effective in Early Breast Cancer
9/24/2013Breast Cancer Risk Varies Among Women Taking Menopausal Hormones
9/3/2013Long-Term Use of Some High Blood Pressure Drugs May Increase Risk of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer
7/29/2013ASCO Updates Guidelines on Interventions for Women at Increased Risk of Breast Cancer
7/15/2013Post-Lumpectomy Radiation No Benefit in Older Women with Early Breast Cancer
5/24/2013Breast-Conserving Therapy Comparable to Mastectomy for Women with Early-Stage Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
4/29/2013Impact of False Positive Mammograms
4/18/2013Risks and Benefits of Biennial Mammography
4/17/2013Heart Healthy Lifestyle Can Reduce Cancer Risk
4/11/2013Study Explores Breast Cancer Prognosis By Race
4/9/2013Lymphoseek Approved for Detecting Lymph Nodes in Breast Cancer and Melanoma
4/9/2013Oncotype DX Recurrence Score Can Predict Loco-Regional Recurrence in Node-positive, ER-Positive Breast Cancer
3/20/2013Kadcyla Approved for HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer
3/19/2013Prognosis of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Varies By Age
3/6/2013Vegetables May Provide Breast Cancer Benefit
1/22/2013Increase in Number of Women Undergoing Reconstruction Immediately after Mastectomy

2012

10/29/2012Breast Brachytherapy May Result in More Complications
10/15/2012Hormone Could Increase Risk of Breast Cancer, Diabetes, and Heart Attack in Women
10/3/2012One Year is Optimal for Adjuvant Herceptin Treatment
10/2/2012Screening Radiation Exposure May Increase Breast Cancer Risk in Some BRCA Mutation Carriers
9/17/2012Some Evidence of Mild “Chemo Brain” in Breast Cancer Survivors
9/14/2012Aspirin and Cancer Risk and Mortality
9/14/2012Oncotype DX Predicts Outcome of Node-Positive Breast Cancer
9/5/2012Heavier Women More Likely to Experience Breast Cancer Recurrence and Death
8/26/2012High Breast Density Does Not Increase Risk of Breast Cancer Death
8/26/2012Genetic Testing Appropriate for Some Women with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
8/22/2012Black Women Have Higher Rates of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer at All Ages
8/16/2012Additional Evidence That Post-Lumpectomy Radiation Improves Breast Cancer Outcomes
8/6/2012Arimidex and Faslodex Combined Show Promise in Metastatic Breast Cancer
8/6/2012FDA Seeks to Speed Drug Development for Early-Stage, Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
7/27/2012Potential New Target Identified in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
7/27/2012Afinitor Approved for Advanced Breast Cancer
7/24/2012Obesity Could Hinder Breast Cancer Treatment
7/23/2012Post Oophorectomy Estrogen May Be Safe for Younger, Not Older, Women
7/23/2012Fertility Drugs and Breast Cancer Risk
7/2/2012Diabetes Drug May Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Diabetic Women
6/29/2012Mild Exercise May Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer
6/18/2012Perjeta Approved for the Treatment of Advanced HER2 Breast Cancer
6/14/2012Radiation to Chest for Childhood Cancer Increases Breast Cancer Risk
6/11/2012T-DM1 Benefits Women With Advanced HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
5/24/2012Physical Activity Linked to Reduced Mortality in Breast and Colon Cancer
5/14/2012FDA Approves New Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implant
5/3/2012Higher Risk Women Benefit from Earlier Breast Screening
5/3/2012Fatigue After Breast Cancer Treatment May Fade Over Time
4/13/2012Breast Cancer Risk after False-Positive Screening Results
3/30/2012Pregnancy After Breast Cancer Appears to Be Safe
3/29/2012Study Explores Non-Drug Treatments for Menopausal Symptoms
3/12/2012Estrogen Alone May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
3/12/2012Tamoxifen Benefits Subset of Women with DCIS
3/1/2012Older Chemotherapy Regimen for Breast Cancer Linked with Persistent “Chemo Brain”
2/20/2012Lynch Syndrome Also Linked with Breast and Pancreatic Cancer
2/10/2012Outcomes in Older Women with Breast Cancer
2/8/2012Aromasin Provides Breast Benefit But Takes a Toll on Bone
2/5/2012Rates of Repeat Breast Cancer Surgery Vary Widely
1/30/2012Avastin May Improve Breast Cancer Response Rates
1/13/2012Ovarian Suppression During Chemotherapy Fails to Improve Post-Treatment Menstrual Function

2011

12/13/2011Oncotype DX DCIS Score Predicts Recurrence Risk for Women with DCIS
12/13/2011Breast Brachytherapy Linked with More Complications and Higher Mastectomy Rate
12/13/2011Combined HER2 Treatment Improves Outcome of Advanced Breast Cancer
12/13/2011Afinitor Delays Breast Cancer Progression
12/13/2011Longer Follow-Up Continues to Suggest That Zometa May Provide Breast Cancer Benefit
12/4/2011Herceptin Given At Same Time As Chemotherapy May Provide Most Benefit for Breast Cancer
11/23/2011FDA Revokes Avastin’s Approval for Breast Cancer
11/16/2011Even Low Levels of Alcohol Slightly Increase Breast Cancer Risk
11/16/2011Additional Treatment With Femara After Five Years of Tamoxifen May Improve Overall Survival Among Women with Early Breast Cancer
11/9/2011Femara Results in Lower Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence Than Tamoxifen
11/9/2011A BRCA Gene Mutation in the Family Does Not Increase Cancer Risk for Those Without the Mutation
11/3/2011More Sensitive Testing of Sentinel Nodes Does Not Appear Necessary
10/27/2011False-Positive Results Common with Annual Screening Mammography
10/27/2011Detection of Breast Cancer by Screening Mammography Does Not Always Provide a Benefit
10/5/2011T-DM1 Produces Promising Results Against Advanced HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
9/30/2011Afinitor Delays Progression of Advanced Breast Cancer
9/15/2011BRCA-Related Cancers Diagnosed at Younger Age in Subsequent Generations
9/12/2011Chemotherapy Effective Whether Given Before or After Breast Cancer Surgery
9/12/2011Predicting Risk of Lymphedema in Breast Cancer
9/9/2011Breast-Conserving Therapy Effective in Young Women with Breast Cancer
9/7/2011Some Older Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Adjuvant Therapy
9/6/2011CHEK2 Gene Mutations Increase Breast Cancer Risk
8/2/2011Genetic Testing Recommendations by Physicians Don’t Always Follow Guidelines
8/1/2011Micrometastases in Sentinel Node Don’t Worsen Breast Cancer Survival
7/27/2011Phase III Trial Fails to Find Benefit of PARP Inhibitor for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
7/21/2011Herceptin and Chemotherapy Benefit Breast Cancer Patients with Brain Metastases
7/21/2011Worse Outcomes for Breast Cancer Patients with Other Illnesses
7/18/2011Adding Afinitor to Herceptin May Provide Breast Cancer Benefit
6/23/2011Breast-Conserving Therapy May Outperform Mastectomy Alone for Women with Early-Stage Triple-Negative Breast Cancers
6/15/2011Improved Breast Cancer Outcomes Among Women Using Beta-Blockers
6/13/2011Hormone Replacement Therapy after Ovary Removal May be Safe for BRCA1/BRCA2 Carriers
6/8/2011Flaxseed Not Effective Against Hot Flashes
6/7/2011More Extensive Radiation Therapy May Provide Benefit in Early Breast Cancer
6/7/2011Predicting Nerve Damage from Paclitaxel
6/7/2011Aromasin Reduces Breast Cancer Risk in High-risk Women
6/7/2011Strong Link Between Smoking and Common Cancers in Women
6/6/2011Higher Copayments Reduce Use of Aromatase Inhibitors for Breast Cancer
6/2/2011Cabozantinib Shows Promise against Bone Metastases
5/27/2011Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene for Breast Cancer Prevention
5/13/2011Breast Cancers Detected Between Mammograms Tend to Be More Aggressive
4/11/2011WHI Trial Suggests Possible Reduction in Breast Cancer Risk with Estrogen Alone
4/6/2011MRI Detects Earlier-stage Breast Cancers among Women with BRCA1/2 Mutations
3/28/2011Diagnosis of Early Breast Cancer Doesn’t Shorten Life Expectancy of Older Women
3/17/2011Breast Cancer Rates No Longer Declining
3/15/2011Halaven Improves Survival with Metastatic Breast Cancer
3/10/2011Mammography Less Accurate for Detection of Second Cancers
3/10/2011Obesity Linked with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
3/2/2011Surgical Breast Biopsies Being Overused
2/9/2011Hormone Use Near Menopause May Pose Greatest Breast Cancer Risk
1/26/2011Social Support May Improve Breast Cancer Outcomes
1/25/2011Hidden Lymph Node Metastases Have Small Effect on Breast Cancer Outcomes
1/14/2011Study Evaluates Predictors of DCIS Outcomes
1/14/2011Iniparib Shows Promise Against Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
1/8/2011Weight Lifting May Not Increase Lymphedema Risk Among Breast Cancer Survivors
1/7/2011Many Women Do Not Get Regular Mammograms
1/4/2011Avastin Fails to Show Benefit in Early Breast Cancer
1/4/2011Combination of HER2-Targeted Therapies May Provide Breast Cancer Benefit

2010

12/22/2010Aromatase Inhibitors May Increase Risk of Heart Disease
12/22/2010Obesity Linked with Worse Survival in Hormone Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer
12/22/2010Higher Copayments May Limit Use of Breast Cancer Therapy
12/22/2010Xgeva Delays Bone Complications in Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer
12/22/2010Oncotype DX Influences Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions
12/22/2010Estrogen Alone May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Certain Women
12/19/2010Circulating Tumor Cells Linked with Recurrence of Early Breast Cancer
12/2/2010Effexor Preferred over Neurontin for Hot Flashes Among Breast Cancer Survivors
12/2/2010Xgeva Approved for Patients with Bone Metastases
11/16/2010Lasofoxifene Promising for Breast Cancer Prevention Among Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis
10/25/2010Some Patients with Advanced Cancer Continue Screening
10/19/2010European Study Reports that Oncotype DX® Influences Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions
10/14/2010Pregnancy Doesn’t Appear to Worsen Breast Cancer Outcomes
10/14/2010BRCA1/2 Mutations Linked with Better Outcome in Triple-negative Breast Cancer
10/6/2010Sexual Function an Issue for Breast Cancer Survivors
10/5/2010Higher Dose of Faslodex® More Effective for Advanced Breast Cancer
10/5/2010Decline in Use of Menopausal Hormones Linked with Lower Breast Cancer Rates
10/4/2010Depression Is Prevalent in Partners of Cancer Patients
9/27/2010Norwegian Study Suggests Smaller Benefit of Screening Mammography
9/17/2010Preventive Surgery Reduces Cancer Risk in Women with BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutations
9/6/2010Alcohol Linked with Lobular Breast Cancer
8/26/2010Additional Research on Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer
8/18/2010Mediterranean Diet May Lower Breast Cancer Risk
8/18/2010Study Evaluates Impact of Lymph Node Removal in Early-stage Breast Cancer
8/17/2010Many Breast Cancer Patients Taking Adjuvant Hormonal Therapy Stop Treatment Early
8/6/2010Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Outcomes Among Underinsured
8/5/2010Breast Density and Postmenopausal Hormone Use Add to Breast Cancer Risk
7/24/2010Updated Guidelines Address Hormonal Therapy for Breast Cancer
7/24/2010Olaparib Active Against Advanced Ovarian Cancer and Breast Cancer with BRCA Mutations
7/15/2010Male BRCA2 Carriers Have Increased Lifetime Risk of Breast Cancer
7/9/2010Fish Oil Linked to Reduction in Breast Cancer Risk
6/21/2010Sequential Chemotherapy Benefits Node-positive Breast Cancer Patients
6/17/2010Tykerb plus Taxol Is Active in Inflammatory Breast Cancer
6/17/2010Low Incidence of Heart Complications with Herceptin in Breast Cancer
6/15/2010Single-dose Radiation in Early Breast Cancer
6/11/2010Sentinel Node Biopsy Safe and Effective for Breast Cancer
6/11/2010Metastases from Breast Cancer May Differ from Primary Tumor
6/11/2010Genetic Differences May Influence the Severity of Joint Pain Among Breast Cancer Patients Taking Aromatase Inhibitors
6/11/2010Additional Lymph Node Removal May Not Improve Survival in Breast Cancer Patients with Small Amounts of Cancer in Sentinel Node
6/2/2010Lumpectomy without Radiation an Option for Some Older Breast Cancer Patients
6/2/2010Optimal Outcomes with Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Inhibitors Require Appropriate Hypertension Assessment, Monitoring, and Management
5/20/2010Micrometastases Affect Breast Cancer Prognosis
5/13/2010Screening Mammography Performs Poorly in Young Women
5/10/2010Study Explores Risk of Invasive Breast Cancer in Women with DCIS
5/5/2010Midlife Weight Gain Increases Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk
5/3/2010Tamoxifen and Raloxifene Both Decrease Breast Cancer Risk
4/30/2010Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) Levels Significantly Elevated in Women Who Developed Breast Cancer
4/20/2010Teenage Alcohol Consumption May Raise Risk of Benign Breast Disease
4/20/2010Childhood Body Size May Affect Breast Cancer Risk
4/12/2010BRCA1-2 Mutations Increase Risk of Cancer in Opposite Breast
4/6/2010Breast Cancer Among Women Over 80
4/6/2010Herceptin plus Epirubicin and Cyclophosphamide Tolerable and Effective for HER2-positive Metastatic Breast Cancer
4/1/2010Delay in Radiation Therapy Increases Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence
3/16/2010Neratinib Active in Women with Advanced HER2-positive Breast Cancer
3/9/2010Oncotype DX® Predicts Recurrence Risk in Node-negative and Node-positive Breast Cancer Treated with Tamoxifen or Arimidex
3/3/2010Tykerb plus Herceptin More Effective Than Tykerb Alone for Metastatic Breast Cancer That Has Progressed on Herceptin
2/19/2010Aspirin May Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence and Death
2/2/2010Lapatinib Approved for Initial Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer
1/29/2010Soy Foods May Benefit Breast Cancer Patients
1/28/2010Exercise and Green Tea May Help Breast Cancer Survivors Beat the Blues
1/12/2010Oncotype DX® Influences Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions
1/4/2010Acupuncture Reduces Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Patients

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