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Smoking after menopause may increase breast cancer risk
Date: 2011-08-31 14:48:05
Women who continue smoking after menopause may be more likely to receive a positive breast cancer test, as new research suggests that tobacco use at this stage of life can lead to increased estrogen levels, a widely recognized risk factor for cancer.... Full Story

Researchers identify, block crucial breast cancer fuel source
Date: 2011-08-29 15:52:10
A team of researchers from the Georgia Health Sciences University has discovered a source of fuel used by breast cancer. The group reports that blocking this source results in the death of breast cancer cells.... Full Story

Researchers explain drawback of common class of breast cancer medications
Date: 2011-08-23 16:11:33
For women who have received positive breast cancer tests, estrogen-receptor-blocking medications have been shown to improve survival rates to a greater degree than aromatase inhibitors. But what makes one class of drugs more effective than the other?... Full Story

Study ties falling number of women receiving hormone therapy to declining mammogram rates
Date: 2011-08-22 16:02:47
Fewer women may be seeking breast cancer testing as a result of decline in the use of hormone therapy to treat symptoms of menopause, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer.... Full Story

Estrogen-receptor blocking drugs proven effective at preventing breast cancer recurrence
Date: 2011-08-19 15:42:40
Tamoxifen and other estrogen-receptor-blocking medications may offer the best treatment outcomes for women who have received positive breast cancer tests indicating the presence of certain kinds of tumors, according to a new study.... Full Story

New study explains higher prevalence of aggressive breast cancer in African Americans
Date: 2011-08-17 08:09:05
African American women are known to be more likely to receive breast cancer test indicating they have estrogen receptor (ER) negative breast cancer. However, up until now, no one was sure why the prevalence of this type of cancer, which is very difficult to treat and often has a poor prognosis, was higher among this population.... Full Story

Enzyme that triggers estrogen production may be involved in breast cancer risk
Date: 2011-08-15 07:50:56
Women who produce higher levels of the hormone aromatase may be more likely to receive positive breast cancer test results, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer Research.... Full Story

Many women at risk for breast cancer don’t fully understand the genetics behind the disease
Date: 2011-08-05 15:27:27
Regular breast cancer testing is among the most important ways to prevent the potentially deadly disease, but many women who are at the highest risk of developing tumors - those who have a history of cancer in their family - may not be fully aware of their risk.... Full Story

Leukemia drug may improve survivability of treatment-resistant breast cancers
Date: 2011-08-04 15:49:58
Following a positive breast cancer test, many women are prescribed the drug Tamoxifen. While this medication is effective in the majority of cases and is considered the primary weapon in the fight against breast cancer, it has little impact on the tumor of some women with the condition.... Full Story

Conference to explore ways of treating metastatic breast cancers
Date: 2011-08-03 15:34:05
Following a positive breast cancer test, the worst fear most women have is that the tumor will spread to other areas of the body. New research is trying to mitigate the threat of metastasis, even for women who have aggressive forms of breast cancer that are known to frequently spread.... Full Story

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