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Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference
The Medical Conference will present updates on basic science, clinical, and survivorship issues that relate to the development, treatment, and sequelae of metastatic breast cancer. (2016-08-09)

Breast asymmetry predicts breast cancer
Women who go on to develop breast cancer tend to have breasts that are less symmetrical than women who don't develop the cancer. A study published today in Breast Cancer Research reveals that breast asymmetry could be a reliable independent predictor of breast cancer. The study found that the relative odds of developing breast cancer increased by 1.5 with each 100ml increase in breast asymmetry. (2006-03-19)

New technique to study the genetics of breast cancer
A new technique to study genetic changes that can lead to breast cancer could be one step closer. (2008-11-11)

Size at birth linked with risk of breast cancer in women under 50
A study in the BMJ this week finds an association between size at birth and risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer. (2003-01-30)

New and updated clinical practice guidelines
In 1998, the Canadian Medical Association Journal published a supplement of clinical practice guidelines for breast cancer produced by the Steering Committee for Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Care and Treatment of Breast Cancer. Since breast cancer is an extremely active field of research, this issue of CMAJ will launch a series, overseen by the same committee, containing guideline (2001-01-21)

One in 6 women diagnosed with breast cancer have a symptom other than a lump
Around one in six women (17 percent) diagnosed with breast cancer go to their doctor with a symptom other than a lump -- the most commonly reported breast cancer symptom -- according to new research. (2016-11-07)

NHS breast screening targets need to be reviewed
Women who attend the NHS breast screening programme have a higher risk of breast cancer than women who decline to participate, finds a study in this week's BMJ. This (2001-07-19)

Breast cancer detected in transmen undergoing mastectomy
The number of transmen seeking gender-confirming surgery has risen in the past decade. (2018-04-05)

Cosmetic breast implants may adversely affect survival in women who develop breast cancer
Cosmetic breast implants seem to adversely affect the survival of women who are subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer, finds a small study published on bmj.com today. (2013-04-30)

Clinical breast examination offers modest benefit to breast cancer screening program
Adding clinical breast examination to a mammography screening program provides only a modest benefit in detecting cancer, a new study shows. (2005-02-02)

Breast stem cell fate is regulated by 'notch'
A normal developmental protein that sometimes goes awry has been implicated in breast cancer. This discovery indicates the mechanism by which inappropriate expression of the notch pathway may contribute to breast cancer. (2008-10-08)

Leading breast cancer researchers will present latest findings
A group of internationally renowned scientists and clinicians will discuss recent advances in the science and treatment of breast cancer at the second annual Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium on Friday, Sept. 15 to Sunday, Sept. 17 at the Hotel Intercontinental, 505 N. Michigan Ave. The symposium is sponsored by The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. (2000-09-10)

Time to reassess the value of HRT
It may be time to reassess the value of hormone replacement therapy, following evidence that it reduces the effectiveness of breast screening and causes breast cancer in women over the age of 50, says a leading breast surgeon in this week's BMJ. (2001-12-13)

Protein could offer therapeutic target for breast cancer metastasis
A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that targeting a protein known as heat shock protein 47 could be key for suppressing breast cancer metastasis. (2020-02-05)

Smoking linked with increased risk of most common type of breast cancer
Young women who smoke and have been smoking a pack a day for a decade or more have a significantly increased risk of developing the most common type of breast cancer. That is the finding of an analysis published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study indicates that an increased risk of breast cancer may be another health risk incurred by young women who smoke. (2014-02-10)

Breast density does not influence breast cancer death among breast cancer patients
The risk of dying from breast cancer was not related to high mammographic breast density in breast cancer patients, according to a study published Aug. 20 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2012-08-20)

Breast reconstruction with implants after mastectomy doesn't hurt survival chances
Breast implants after mastectomy to treat breast cancer do not reduce the long-term survival of patients, reveals the first study on the long-term effects of breast implants, published today in Breast Cancer Research. (2004-12-22)

Prolactin blocks oncogene associated with poor prognosis in breast cancer
Researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have found a mechanism by which a hormone responsible for milk production blocks an oncogene that makes breast cancer more aggressive. (2010-02-03)

Deakin University research finds rogue cells that could cause spread of breast cancer
A Deakin University study has shed light on what causes breast cancer cells to move to other parts of the body. (2007-06-13)

Left handedness may be linked to increased risk of breast cancer
Left handedness may be linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, finds new research published online by the BMJ today. (2005-09-25)

After breast cancer diagnosis, risk of thyroid cancer goes up
Breast cancer survivors are at increased risk of developing thyroid cancer, especially within five years of their breast cancer diagnosis, according to a new analysis of a large national database. The study results will be presented Thursday at the Endocrine Society's 97th annual meeting in San Diego. (2015-03-07)

Screening may over-diagnose 1 in 10 breast cancers
Screening women for breast cancer could result in a 10 percent rate of over-diagnosis, finds a study published online by the BMJ today. (2006-03-02)

Family history of breast cancer doesn't mean a poor prognosis for women who develop the disease
A new large study finds that women who are diagnosed with breast cancer and have a family history of the disease face no worse of a prognosis after treatment than other women with breast cancer. (2015-05-20)

New link between estrogen and breast cancer
The female sex hormone estrogen turns on a gene linked to breast cancer, according to new research by Brisbane scientists. (2007-08-24)

Analysis of published studies links processed meat consumption to breast cancer risk
Studies on red and processed meat consumption with breast cancer risk have generated inconsistent results. An International Journal of Cancer analysis has now examined all published studies on the topic. Comparing the highest to the lowest category in the 15 studies included in the analysis, processed meat consumption was associated with a 9% higher breast cancer risk. (2018-10-02)

Pregnancies ending in abortion do not increase the risk of developing breast cancer
Results of a major international collaboration investigating the relationship between abortion and breast cancer are published in this week's issue of The Lancet. Authors of the study conclude that the totality of the worldwide evidence does not suggest any increase in the risk of developing breast cancer for women who have had a pregnancy that ended in miscarriage or induced abortion. (2004-03-25)

Regular use of selective COX-2 inhibitors decreases risk of breast cancer
Regular use of selective COX-2 inhibitors significantly reduces the risk of breast cancer. A case-control study published today in the open access journal BMC Cancer observed that daily use of selective COX-2 inhibitors, including celecoxib (Celebrex) and rofecoxib (Vioxx), was associated with a 71 percent reduction in the risk of breast cancer. Non-selective COX-2 inhibitors, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, also reduced the risk of breast cancer. (2006-01-29)

Physical activity more likely to prevent breast cancer in certain groups
Physically active women are 25 percent less likely to get breast cancer, but certain groups are more likely to see these benefits than others, finds a review of research published online ahead of print in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. (2008-05-12)

Transporter could help breast cancer cells commit suicide
Researchers are trying to open a door for a killer that breast cancer cells shut out. (2009-02-16)

Study results may lead to improved diagnostics for breast cancer
A study in Molecular Oncology indicates that examining the protein and RNA in leftover materials from routine diagnostic tests for breast cancer may lead to more accurate diagnoses. (2018-07-18)

'Lipofilling' technique found safe for reconstruction after breast cancer surgery
Autologous fat transfer, also known as 'lipofilling,' is a minimally invasive procedure in which the plastic surgeon uses the patient's own fat obtained by liposuction to perform breast reconstruction. (2018-06-06)

Review examines breast cancer prevention strategies in the United States
A new review outlines potential pharmaceutical, dietary, surgical and other approaches to reducing the risk of breast cancer among women in the United States, and examines the evidence for specific recommendations. (2008-11-05)

Only women with Western Swedish breast cancer gene run higher risk of ovarian cancer
Previous research has shown that women with breast cancer are more likely than other women to develop ovarian cancer, but now researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have shown that actually only women with a known Western Swedish mutation behind hereditary breast cancer run this increased risk of ovarian cancer. (2010-04-03)

Obese women have higher risk of suffering breast cancer
A total of 524 women with breast cancer participated in the study. The researchers found that women who started menstruating at a very early age -- between nine and 10 years -- developed breast cancer at a younger age. (2011-10-17)

Exercise, even mild physical activity, may reduce breast cancer risk
A new analysis has found that physical activity - either mild or intense and before or after menopause - may reduce breast cancer risk, but substantial weight gain may negate these benefits. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings indicate that women can reduce their breast cancer risk by exercising and maintaining their weight. (2012-06-25)

Perceived Risks Of Breast Cancer Are Vastly Overestimated
Recently notices on London's Underground warned that women have a one in 12 risk of developing breast cancer. That's only part of the story, say authors of a paper in this week's BMJ. (1998-11-06)

An invitation to Europe's largest forum on breast cancer
The 7th European Breast Cancer Conference will be held March 24-27, 2010, in Barcelona, Spain. (2010-01-19)

Women with diabetes more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer
Diabetes is associated with more advanced stage breast cancer, according to a new study by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Women's College Hospital. The findings, published today in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, confirm a strong link between diabetes and later stage breast cancer at diagnosis for Canadian women. (2015-03-24)

Preoperative breast MRI suggests high cancer yield
The use of preoperative Breast MRI detects otherwise occult cancer with a relatively high degree of accuracy when applied to a diverse population of patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer, according to a study in the January issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. (2011-01-12)

New target, new drug in breast cancer
Many breast cancers depend on hormones including estrogen or progesterone for their survival and proliferation. Eight years of lab work at the University of Colorado Cancer Center and elsewhere suggest that the androgen receptor is an additional hormonal target in many breast cancers. (2012-06-02)

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