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Breast Cancer

Cancer Vaccines Enter Clinical Trials

Beyond traditional therapies like surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, scientists want to know if the human body’s own immune system can attack tumors.

October 25, 2015

New Imaging Helps Detect Cancer In Dense Breast Tissue

For women with dense breast tissue, supplementing standard mammography with a new imaging technique called molecular breast imaging (MBI) can lower the cost of diagnosis of breast cancers.

August 19, 2015

Quick and Healthy: Bad Medicine

Artificial eyes, vaccines and autism, an more. “Quick & Healthy” offers highlights from the world of health and wellness that you may have missed this week.

April 22, 2015

Bras Cause Breast Cancer? Apparently Not, Study Says

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times Uplifting news for the girls: Regularly wearing a brassiere does not increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer after menopause, a new study finds. Not found in the latest research: Compared with their bra-wearing sisters, aging women who avoid such structural support in hopes of reducing their breast […]

September 5, 2014

Study: Mammograms Can Find Cancer At Earlier Stages In Older Women

By Carol M. Ostrom, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — When a mammogram detects breast cancer in a woman age 75 or older, it’s more likely to be early stage disease that can be treated less aggressively, according to a study of thousands of patients in a Seattle cancer registry. Dr. Henry Kaplan of the Swedish […]

August 5, 2014

3D Mammograms Improve Breast Cancer Detection, Drive Down False Alarms

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times Screening women for breast cancer using traditional digital mammography plus a technique that yields a three-dimensional picture of the breast improves detection of cancer and reduces the number of women called back unnecessarily for further tests and biopsies, a new study has found. The addition of tomosynthesis, a technique not […]

June 25, 2014

Study Lists Dangerous Chemicals Linked To Breast Cancer

Washington (AFP) – Certain chemicals that are common in everyday life have been shown to cause breast cancer in lab rats and are likely to do the same in women, U.S. researchers said Monday. The paper in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives lists 17 chemicals to avoid and offers women advice on how to […]

May 12, 2014

Mammograms Save Lives, But They’re Also Overrated, New Study Says

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The idea that American women would benefit by having fewer mammograms — and having them less frequently — remains controversial. A new study tries to help women and their doctors understand why less can be more when it comes to breast cancer screening. The U.S. Preventive […]

April 2, 2014

New Test Suggests Antidepressant Paxil May Promote Breast Cancer

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times A team of researchers from the City of Hope in Duarte, California, has developed a speedy way to identify drugs and chemicals that can disrupt the balance of sex hormones in human beings and influence the development and progress of diseases such as breast cancer. In a trial screening of […]

February 19, 2014

We Can’t Let Bishops Slow Down Race For The Cure

Last weekend, the Roman Catholic bishop in Toledo, Ohio, Leonard Blair, issued a letter banning parishes and parochial schools from raising money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. If you are surprised that anyone would do this to a group committed to finding a cure for breast cancer, you’re not alone. Mary […]

July 13, 2011