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2010-03-25 12:49:40

Women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer believe the risk of the disease occurring in their unaffected breast is as much as ten times higher than it actually is. As a result, they are choosing to have prophylactic mastectomies based on a false perception of increased risk, according to new research. However, Mr Ajay Sahu MD, a consultant breast surgeon at the Frenchay Hospital (Bristol, UK), will tell the seventh European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC7) today (Thursday) that if the...

2010-03-24 14:42:10

Barcelona, Spain -- Recurrence of breast cancer in the same area as the original tumour remains the strongest, independent prognostic factor for subsequent metastasis and death, even for patients who have been free of disease for a very long time, according to research presented today (Wednesday) at the seventh European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC7). Dr Sven Mieog, MD, a research fellow at Leiden University Medical Centre (Leiden, The Netherlands) will tell the conference that in women...

2010-03-15 13:56:07

New study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons finds US Preventative Services Task Force mammography recommendations could hinder early detection CHICAGO -- New research findings published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons indicate that some breast cancers continue to be detected as a palpable lump rather than being found through mammographic screening. Patients who presented with palpable tumors "“ those detected as a result of breast...

2010-03-11 09:00:00

DEAD SEA, Jordan "” Breast cancer continues to rise in Iraq, and scientists have established the Iraqi National Cancer Research Program to better understand the underlying molecular and environmental causes in an effort to curb the incidence of cancer. "Breast cancer is the most common type of malignancy recorded in the cancer registries of almost all countries within the Eastern Mediterranean Region. In Iraq, the continuous rise in the incidence rate is associated with an obvious trend...

2010-02-27 10:21:50

Results of German national multicenter trial reveal: Current recommendation for surveillance of women at elevated risk of breast cancer need revision Do we need a revision of current recommendations for breast cancer screening? According to a recent prospective multicenter cohort study published in the "Journal of Clinical Oncology", this appears advisable at least for young women carrying an increased risk of breast cancer. The results of the EVA trial confirm once more that magnetic...

2010-01-14 14:19:50

An article and commentary published online January 13 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute review available data on diagnosis and management of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), and offer recommendations for the field. These include identification of better risk stratification methods, consideration of the elimination of the word "carcinoma" from the name, and further investigation into whether imaging technology and guidelines can be modified to focus on high-risk lesions. The...

2010-01-12 07:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced the publication of a prospective, multi-center, study that showed the Oncotype DX® breast cancer test Recurrence Score® had a significant impact on breast cancer treatment decisions for early-stage breast cancer patients while increasing patient satisfaction and physician confidence in those decisions. The study found that knowledge of a patient's...

2009-12-22 13:27:12

In a new study published in the January issue of Radiology, 42 percent of women eligible for breast cancer screening with MRI declined to undergo the procedure. "Given that MRI is promoted as a very sensitive test to identify early breast cancer, we were surprised that barely half of women at increased risk for breast cancer would undergo MRI even when offered at no cost," said Wendie A. Berg, M.D., Ph.D., breast imaging specialist at American Radiology Services, Johns Hopkins "“ Green...

2009-12-14 13:42:21

Largest study of its kind reveals blacks less likely than whites to receive standard of care Black women are less likely than white women to receive radiation therapy after a lumpectomy, the standard of care for early stage breast cancer, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The largest of its kind and the first to examine such racial disparities in radiation therapy, the study was published today in Cancer. It was first presented at...

2009-12-12 11:38:07

In era of minimalist therapy, some mucinous carcinoma patients may need more, not less treatment In a large review of breast cancer patients with mucinous carcinoma, researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have identified an association between this rare type of breast cancer long-associated with a favorable prognosis and multiple tumors undetected by mammography or ultrasound. The study, presented today at the CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, is the...


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