News tagged ‘BreastCancer’ clear
- Dr. Ian Krop presented results of a study on women with estrogen-receptor-positive cancer at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
- 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.
- Dr. Andrea Richardson and colleagues have identified a genetic marker that may predict which aggressive "triple negative" breast cancers and certain ovarian cancers will likely respond to platinum-based chemotherapies.
Tags: BreastCancer, Genomics, OvarianCancer, GynecologicCancers
- Extending tamoxifen treatment to 10 years significantly improved a women's chances of surviving breast cancer and reduced the risk of the cancer coming back, a new study shows. Dr. Eric Winer said while only about 10 percent of women in the study were premenopausal, the benefits were similar to those for women after menopause, indicating that a new long-term strategy is now an option for them. (Full article requires a subscription)
Tags: BreastCancer, Hormones, Prevention
- Dr. Harold Burstein commented on a study that found two-thirds of women who have lumpectomies for breast cancer are getting radiation treatment that lasts nearly twice as long as necessary.
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