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News tagged ‘BreastCancer’ clear

  • Dr. Ian Krop talks about the new drug Perjeta. The drug was recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to shrink breast tumors before surgery.

Tags: BasicResearch, BreastCancer

  • Researchers including scientists from Dana-Farber found an association between regularly eating peanut butter and having a lower risk of developing breast disease in early adulthood.

Tags: BasicResearch, BreastCancer

  • 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. Ann Partridge talks about her research that shows a growing number of young breast cancer patients choose to have major preventive surgery on the off chance it will ward off future cancers and extend their lives.

Tags: BasicResearch, BreastCancer

  • A study from Dana-Farber scientists and other researchers shows most deaths from breast cancer occur in younger women who do not receive regular mammograms.

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  • According to Dr. Ann Partridge, new findings suggest that as breast cancer continues to be better characterized molecularly, and therapies such as trastuzumab are developed, the importance of age with regard to prognosis will diminish.

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  • Dr. Rachel Freedman commented on a study that finds black women with breast cancer are more likely than Hispanic or white women to experience delays in the initiation of chemotherapy or radiation after surgery.

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

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  • Research by Shoshana Rosenberg, ScD, shows that most breast cancer patients under 40 choose to have a mastectomy, even though a less radical lumpectomy procedure, combined with radiation, has the same overall survival.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Dr. Huma Rana joins other Boston medical experts to say the latest science backs up Angelina Jolie's choice to undergo a preventive double mastectomy.

Tags: BreastCancer, Genetics, Prevention

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