Latest treatment for breast cancer Stories

2009-10-13 16:12:22

With there being a concern that mastectomy is excessively used as a treatment for breast cancer, a survey of nearly 2,000 women indicates that breast-conserving surgery was attempted as the initial therapy for about 75 percent of those surveyed, according to a study in the October 14 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on surgical care. Monica Morrow, M.D., of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, presented the findings of the study at a JAMA media briefing in Chicago. "Concerns about...

2005-11-15 16:31:30

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Data from additional years of follow-up of a large study of tamoxifen for the prevention of breast cancer confirm that the drug reduces the risk of the disease in high-risk women. Tamoxifen "remains the only proven chemopreventive treatment for breast cancer risk reduction," Dr. Bernard Fisher, from the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues note in their report in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute this week. In the study, which began in...

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