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2011-04-06 15:53:57

Breast cancer survivors with poor physical health scores had an elevated risk of poorer cancer outcomes, including recurrence and death, according to the results of an observational study presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held April 2-6. Survivors of breast cancer who had poor health scores were 27 percent more likely to experience either a recurrence of their cancer or a new breast cancer. Physical health also impacted survival quite strongly; risk of death from any cause was...

2011-04-01 01:11:31

Pilot study looking at stress, anxiety of aggressive breast cancer striking young minorities When an aggressive form of breast cancer strikes a young woman, what kind of stress, anxiety and other psychological and social challenges does she face? That question hasn't been answered in the published psychological cancer literature, but a new pilot study just launched is gathering data to change that, according to psychologist Georita M. Frierson at SMU. The two-year study will survey up to 60...

2011-03-14 10:53:00

Combining Radiation and Tamoxifen Therapy to Lumpectomy for DCIS Reduces Risk of Cancer Recurrence PITTSBURGH, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adding radiation and/or tamoxifen therapy to the treatment plan of women who undergo a lumpectomy for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), the most common form of non-invasive breast cancer, reduces the risk of a dangerous cancer recurrence, according to a study published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute by physicians at...

2011-03-11 17:08:43

Women with ductal carcinoma in situ"”DCIS"”who later develop invasive breast cancer in the same breast are at higher risk of dying from breast cancer than those who do not develop invasive disease, according to a study published online March 11 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Retrospective studies of women with DCIS have compared breast conserving surgery (lumpectomy) to mastectomy and found that survival rates are similar. However, women who have lumpectomy...

2011-02-23 01:47:44

Mammography screening in women with a personal history of breast cancer detects second breast cancers at an early stage, but has lower accuracy, compared to screening in women without prior breast cancer, according to a study in the February 23 issue of JAMA. "The high prevalence of breast cancer survivors is due to general gains in life expectancy and to improved survival in women with a personal history of breast cancer (PHBC), attributable to improvements in local and systemic treatments...

2011-02-15 16:18:21

Breast cancer screening with MRI can detect invasive cancers missed on mammography in women who've undergone chest irradiation for other diseases, according to a new study published online and in the April print edition of Radiology. Women who receive radiation therapy as children and young adults for diseases like Hodgkin's lymphoma face a significantly greater risk of breast cancer later in life. The incidence of breast cancer increases approximately eight years after chest irradiation, and...

2011-02-11 13:03:00

Selenia Dimensions System may boost accuracy in breast cancer detection, diagnosis SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Selenia Dimensions System, the first X-ray mammography device that provides three-dimensional (3-D) images of the breast for breast cancer screening and diagnosis. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) A mammogram is a safe, low-dose X-ray of the breast that is the...

2011-02-10 18:03:00

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Renaissance Surgical Arts at Newport Harbor announced today that it is the first outpatient surgery center in the Western United States to offer intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) using the INTRABEAM® System - the only device used in the TARGIT-A multicenter human clinical trial that demonstrated IORT to be as effective as traditional radiation for certain women with early breast cancer. IORT has the potential to...

2011-01-06 09:38:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Non-invasive breast cancer, or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), is commonly treated with either breast-conserving surgery (with or without follow-up radiation) or mastectomy. Choosing a treatment depends on clinical factors, the treating surgeon, and patient preferences. Long-term health outcomes depend on which treatment is received. According to a new study, health outcomes are also associated with the treating surgeon. To figure out the effectiveness of each treatment...

2011-01-04 04:00:59

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), or non-invasive breast cancer, is typically treated with either breast-conserving surgery"”with or without follow-up radiation"”or mastectomy. The treatment choice depends on clinical factors, the treating surgeon, and patient preferences. Long-term health outcomes (disease-free survival) depend on the treatments received. According to a study published January 3 in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute , however, health outcomes also are...


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