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News tagged ‘BreastCancer’ clear

  • 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

  • More than 250 female business and community leaders attended the fourth annual Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers Executive Council, Beyond Boston Luncheon to benefit breast and ovarian cancer research. Speakers included Dr. Ann Partridge, Dr. Eric Winer, and WCVB reporter and cancer survivor, Kelley Tuthill.

Tags: BreastCancer, OvarianCancer, GynecologicCancers

  • A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found breast cancer patients who had radiation are at increased risk for heart disease. In an editorial Dr. Javid Moslehi stressed the importance of assessing cardiac risk factors.

Tags: BreastCancer, Radiation

  • A New England Journal of Medicine study found breast cancer patients treated with radiation face an increased risk of heart disease. Dr. Eric Winer said radiation therapy is safe, and patients should not avoid the potentially lifesaving treatment.

Tags: BreastCancer, Radiation

  • Although some breast cancer activists are losing patience that a cure has not been found, Dr. Ann Partridge says there have been many advances in breast cancer research and care, including the identification of several breast cancer subtypes, which require treatments to be tailor to each patient.

Tags: 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

  • Research led by Dr. Ann Partridge shows young women with breast cancer who are of poorer financial status may experience delays in seeking medical care and advice for the disease. 

Tags: BreastCancer, Disparities

  • Dr. J. Dirk Iglehart comments that he now performs about a 10th of the number of mastectomies as when he entered the field in the 1970s.

Tags: BreastCancer, Surgery

  • 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.

Tags: BasicResearch, BreastCancer

  • Dana-Farber patient Peter Devereaux and his oncologist, Kathryn Ruddy, MD, MPH, were featured in a story on NBC.com about male breast cancer. Devereaux is one of several marines who developed breast cancer after serving in Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

Tags: BreastCancer

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