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Latest Inflammatory breast cancer Stories

2009-06-08 16:44:26

Many women with breast cancer take anti-oxidants while undergoing cancer treatment, even though the consequences are unknown, U.S. researchers learned. The study, published online ahead of print of the July 15 issue of the journal Cancer, found almost 70 percent of the women used high doses of anti-oxidants, defined as higher than the amount contained in a Centrum multivitamin. Women who took high doses also were more likely to be using tamoxifen and to have a history of eating more fruits...

2009-05-26 08:14:31

One in four African American women diagnosed with late stage breast cancer refuse essential life saving treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation, according to a new study. Investigators analyzed the findings between 2000 and 2006 from an inner city hospital in Atlanta that sees predominantly African American patients. Among the 107 cases of stage III breast cancer treated or diagnosed by the hospital, about 87 percent were  African American women.  More than 20 percent of these...

2009-04-29 14:10:55

An oral medication could help some patients with inflammatory breast cancer. Aggressive forms of inflammatory breast cancer can be difficult to treat, often unresponsive to chemotherapy, radiation or approved medications. For patients whose disease is resistant to anthracycline or taxane and trastuzumab treatment, options are limited. However, a new study of the oral growth inhibitor, lapatinib, showed promise for patients for which all other treatment options have failed. Patients were given...

2009-04-14 14:01:00

Collaboration to Fight Inflammatory Breast Cancer Already Making Gains in First Year of Funding DALLAS, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) today lauded thousands of American Airlines AAdvantage(R) members, employees, and Celebrity Golf and Tennis supporters for helping American meet its promise to fund the fight against a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer. American's annual Celebrity Golf and Tennis event,...

2009-02-24 09:17:00

2009 Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Forum Focuses on Research & Strategies in the 21st Century NEW YORK, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 scientists and clinicians from the U.S., Mexico, and Europe joined together in Miami, FL to discuss the latest in breast cancer research and prevention at the Avon Foundation's annual Breast Cancer Forum, which was sponsored this year by Novartis Oncology, sanofi-aventis U.S., and GE Healthcare. For two days, they shared ideas, challenged results,...

2009-02-14 00:11:56

Young women should not let pregnancy delay diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, U.S. researchers say. The study findings, published in the journal Cancer, indicated pregnancy had no impact on breast cancer survival after 10 years, but found women who were pregnant had been more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stages of the disease and less likely to get early treatment. Breast cancer in young women is a highly aggressive disease, and it's important that we study it in hopes of...

2009-02-05 09:21:09

Women with a rare form of aggressive breast cancer may benefit from a newer form of imaging that gives doctors a better idea of where the disease may have spread. Researchers from the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston used a combination of fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) to evaluate inflammatory breast cancers (IBC) in 41 women between the ages of 25 and 71. IBC, which accounts for about 1 percent to 3 percent of...

2008-12-15 00:04:38

Dense breast tissue contains more cells believed to give rise to breast cancer, compared to non-dense tissue, U.S. researchers said. Dr. Karthik Ghosh, a Mayo Clinic breast cancer researcher, said researchers found a dramatic difference in tissue composition between dense and non-dense tissue in the breast. In a second study, Celine Vachon, also of the Mayo Clinic, found that dense breast tissue has more aromatase enzyme than non-dense tissue. This is significant because aromatase helps...

2008-10-23 09:00:10

Cooper Clinic, which is in its 38th year as a pioneer in preventive medicine, is now offering a revolutionary new test for breast cancer risk called HALO. The screening is a non-invasive test that looks for abnormal cells in the breast ductal fluid of asymptomatic women. The HALO Breast Pap Test identifies women who are at high risk for developing breast cancer -- and therefore can benefit from lifestyle changes, increased monitoring, or medical interventions. These steps are aimed...

2008-10-09 18:00:12

By MAGGIE FITZROY When Susan Hitch of Ponte Vedra Beach learned she had breast cancer, her doctor sent her to get a magnetic resonance imaging exam to see if the disease had spread. While awaiting the results at home, she panicked. Sobbing, she imagined the worst. Then she picked up the phone to call Cynthia Carrasco, breast health coordinator for Baptist Medical Center-Beaches. Carrasco called the lab, got the results and called Hitch to tell her that the disease had not spread,...