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  • A combination of a "targeted" therapy and chemotherapy shrank metastatic brain tumors by at least 50 percent in one-fifth of patients with aggressive HER2-positive breast cancer, according to data presented by Dana-Farber investigators at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Tags: BreastCancer, BrainTumors

  • Eating red meat during adolescence might heighten risk of breast cancer New study is the first prospective study to show a connection between a diet high in red meat during adolescence and the development of pre-menopausal breast cancer.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • Women being treated with breast cancer drugs known as aromatase inhibitors can markedly ease the joint pain associated with the drugs by engaging in moderate daily exercise, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Yale University investigators report in a study to be presented during the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Tags: BreastCancer, Exercise

  • Normally sedentary breast cancer survivors who completed an exercise program reduced the levels of insulin in their blood, revealing a likely link between physical activity and better outcomes, researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston reported at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago.

Tags: BreastCancer, Exercise

  • Wendy Chen, MD, MPH, a breast cancer expert at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute helps tackles some of the myths and misconceptions about breast cancer risk. She answers some of the more common questions, explains the studies behind the answers, and provides risk-lowering tips.

Tags: BreastCancer, Nutrition, PatientEducation, Prevention

  • The new van features digital imaging to provide more accurate breast cancer screenings to women in Boston-area communities.

Tags: BreastCancer

  • A gene whose existence was detected only a couple of years ago may increase women's risk of breast cancer when inherited in a mutated form, and may contribute to prostate cancer as well, researchers at Dana-Farber and colleagues in Finland report in a new study.

Tags: BreastCancer, Genomics, Genetics

  • Wendy Y. Chen, MD, MPH, a breast cancer expert at Dana-Farber, has conducted research that shows that food-based soy is safe to eat for breast cancer patients and survivors.

Tags: BreastCancer, Nutrition

  • In a new study examining disparities in postmastectomy breast reconstruction, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber concluded that lack of patient-provider discussion may contribute to socioeconomic, age and race-related inconsistencies in the use of breast reconstruction after mastectomy.

Tags: BreastCancer, Disparities

  • Researchers at Dana-Farber have developed a tool to help predict how a patient’s tumor is likely to behave and which of several possible treatments is most likely to be effective.

Tags: BreastCancer, Genetics

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