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2005-09-05 21:25:00

WASHINGTON -- A new test that looks at immune cells in the lymph nodes may be the best way to predict whether breast cancer has spread and will be likely to recur, doctors said on Monday. Currently, the best way to predict whether breast cancer is likely to come back is to search for tumor cells in the lymph nodes near the breast. But Dr. Peter Lee and colleagues at the Stanford University School of Medicine say that perhaps examining the immune cells in those lymph nodes might be a better...

2005-07-12 12:45:24

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Throughout the 1990s, the incidence of inflammatory breast cancer -- a relatively rare and aggressive form of the disease -- increased and there were only modest improvements in survival, researchers report. They also found significant racial disparities in incidence and survival. Inflammatory breast cancer is characterized by redness, warmth, and swelling, often without an underlying palpable mass. However, case definitions for the disease...

2005-07-12 14:03:06

NEW YORK -- Throughout the 1990s, the incidence of inflammatory breast cancer -- a relatively rare and aggressive form of the disease -- increased and there were only modest improvements in survival, researchers report. They also found significant racial disparities in incidence and survival. Inflammatory breast cancer is characterized by redness, warmth, and swelling, often without an underlying palpable mass. However, case definitions for the disease vary, so estimates for how often it...

2005-07-05 01:05:00

Women with a relatively rare and aggressive form of breast cancer tend to be younger, have larger tumors, and have a poorer survival rate compared with women with the most common forms of the disease, reports a new study in the July 6 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Inflammatory breast carcinoma (IBC) is a relatively rare and understudied type of breast cancer characterized by redness, warmth, and swelling, often without an underlying palpable mass. However, case...


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