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News tagged ‘BreastCancer’ clear

  • Dr. Huma Rana talks about the increased risk of cancer for women who carry the BRCA1 gene.

Tags: BasicResearch, BreastCancer

  • Dr. Judy Garber comments on a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation that women at high risk for breast cancer consider taking drugs to prevent the disease.

Tags: BreastCancer, Prevention

  • Dr. Beth Overmoyer said women with Inflammatory Breast Cancer are often initially misdiagnosed because most doctors are not familiar with the disease.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • A study in the journal Cancer suggests that breast cancer patients who opt for lumpectomies with radiation might have a small survival advantage compared with those who have mastectomies. Dr. Mehra Golshan says it is hard to imagine that less surgery with radiation gives a better outcome.

Tags: BreastCancer, Radiation

  • A study led by Dr. Shoshana Rosenberg shows young women with cancer in one breast tend to overestimate their risk for getting cancer in the opposite, healthy breast -- sometimes driving them to have that breast removed.

Tags: BasicResearch, BreastCancer

  • Dr. Erica Mayer says up to 20 percent of breast cancers in women younger than 30 are associated with pregnancy, but the reasons why aren't well understood.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dana-Farber has been given one of three, $100,000 research grants by The Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation's Scientific Advisory Committee.

Tags: BreastCancer, Grants, Honors

  • In an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Javid Moslehi wrote cardiac risk factors should be considered when a breast cancer patient starts radiation.

Tags: BreastCancer, Radiation

  • Dana-Farber researchers were part of The Cancer Genome Atlas study that identified four genetically distinct types of breast cancer, each with its own biology and survival outlooks. Matthew Meyerson, MD, PhD, one of the study's co-authors, said the findings could help direct the development of better treatments, adding that it likely will result in new combination therapies rather than one "silver bullet" drug.

Tags: BreastCancer, Genomics

  • Although breast cancer is rare in young women, research shows that the risk of developing breast cancer increases in the five years or so after giving birth. Dr. Eric Winer from Dana-Farber says pregnancy hormones may spur the growth of pre-existing cancer cells, causing a woman to be diagnosed with breast cancer sooner than she might have been had she not been pregnant.

Tags: BreastCancer

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