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2008-08-20 06:00:58

By Liz Szabo Christina Applegate's choice to have a double mastectomy puts her in the company of a growing number of women who are taking aggressive steps to avoid dying of breast cancer. Studies show more patients are choosing mastectomies, even though women are just as likely to survive if they have smaller, breast-conserving surgeries. Doctors say part of the trend has been spurred by technology: scans that can detect smaller, earlier cancers; sophisticated genetic tests that can...

2008-08-11 09:01:04

DALLAS, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R), American Airlines and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center are targeting one of the most aggressive and elusive forms of breast cancer in a unique multi-million dollar partnership announced today. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070122/NYM084LOGO) The three announced that American will raise $8 million over eight years, which will fund Komen for the Cure's first Promise Grant -- a $7.5 million...

2008-08-11 09:01:04

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines, the world's largest airline, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R), the world's largest breast cancer organization, today announced an expanded partnership with the unveiling of two specially co-branded aircraft, an American Airlines 757 and an American Eagle Embraer 145, each incorporating the renowned vivid pink-ribbon motif. The distinctive pink streamers, which extend the length of the fuselage of the two aircraft,...

2008-06-24 09:02:03

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has just released a supplement to its official journal Menopause to meet the need for current clinical recommendations for managing breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, except for nonmelanoma skin cancers, and is the second leading cause of cancer death for women worldwide. According to the American Cancer Society, 182,460 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in US...

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2008-03-14 12:04:58

PHILADELPHIA "“ Women with breast cancer have more aggressive disease and lower survival rates if they are overweight or obese, according to findings published in the March 15 issue of Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "The more obese a patient is, the more aggressive the disease," said Massimo Cristofanilli, MD, associate professor of medicine in the Department of Breast Medical Oncology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer...

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2008-02-25 14:46:45

A new test that examines large sections of the sentinel lymph node for genes expressed by breast cancer could reduce the risk of recurrence and multiple surgeries, doctors say.The GeneSearch Breast Lymph Node Assay, manufactured by Veridex, L.L.C., a Johnson & Johnson company, is being used at the Medical College of Georgia to examine half of the tissue in the sentinel lymph node, the first place breast cancer typically spreads. The sample represents more than 10 times the amount of...

2006-07-24 08:05:00

WASHINGTON -- Tamoxifen, the pill that prevents breast cancer in high-risk women, does not appear in the long run to save many lives, U.S. researchers reported on Monday. Women at the highest risk of breast cancer do appear to live longer if they take tamoxifen, the researchers report in the latest issue of the journal Cancer. But for women at the low end of the high risk group, the sometimes serious side effects of tamoxifen outweigh the benefits, Dr. Joy Melnikow of the University of...

2006-01-13 10:21:36

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breast cancer patients who are overweight may have somewhat poorer survival odds than leaner women with the disease. The findings, from a study of breast cancer patients in China, mirror those of some studies in Western countries, where excess weight has been linked to a greater risk of dying from the disease. Not all studies have found such a relationship, however, and the importance of weight in a woman's chances of surviving breast cancer...

2005-10-21 15:56:49

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Performing sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) one week before mastectomy, known as a "staged" operation, can facilitate surgical planning for breast cancer patients who are considering immediate breast reconstruction, according to a report in The American Journal of Surgery. With SLNB, lymph nodes are removed from the armpit to determine if the breast cancer has spread, which can influence the treatment given. Typically, SLNB is performed at the time of...

2005-10-18 08:39:31

By Martha Kerr NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Chemotherapy with drugs called aromatase inhibitors is unnecessary after lumpectomy, radiation and 5 years of tamoxifen for the vast majority of women with breast cancer, researchers reported at the annual meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology in Denver. Principal researcher Dr. Gary Freedman, of Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, presented results of a study of 471 women diagnosed with breast cancer....


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