News tagged ‘BreastCancer’ clear
- 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. Eric Winer comments on the FDA's recent approval of the breast cancer drug Kadcyla. He says clinical trials show that the drug is both highly effective and has few side effects.
- Dr. Ursula Matulonis commented on a study that found women with BRCA-1 mutations can reduce their risk of breast and ovarian cancer if they get their ovaries removed by age 35.
Tags: BreastCancer, OvarianCancer, Genetics
- Dr. Mehra Golshan said Angelina Jolie's decision to get a double mastectomy might help save lives by raising awareness about the need for genetic testing.
Tags: BreastCancer, Genetics
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