Breast Cancer News
Living in High-Pollution Areas Increases Breast Cancer Risk, Study Suggests
- Older Women Risk Overdiagnosis With Mammograms: Study
August 8, 2023 — Women who continued breast cancer screenings when they reached age 70 had no lower chance of dying from the disease, and just getting a mammogram could instead set them on a path toward unnecessary risks, according to a new study from the Yale School of Medicine.
- Drug May Help Stop Breast Cancer From Returning
June 15, 2023 — A study says ribociclib, a drug approved for treating advanced-stage breast cancer, may help reduce the risk of recurrence in women who have been treated for certain types of early-stage breast cancer. Research is ongoing.
- Some Breast Cancer Patients May Safely Forgo Chemotherapy
June 15, 2023 — Researchers are looking for less aggressive cancer therapies that won't affect odds of survival. One new study shows HER2-positive breast cancer patients were successfully treated without chemotherapy.
- Standard of Care in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Unchanged
June 15, 2023 — For most patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer, standard treatment should remain the same, according to new findings. Most women with this type of breast cancer will receive the drug trastuzumab, along with other therapies and surgery.
- Most Patients With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Survive Long-Term
June 14, 2023 — For women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, the risk of dying from the disease has fallen dramatically since the 1990s, new research shows.
- Don’t Let Breast Cancer Subtype Guide Mastectomy Choice, Doctors Say
June 14, 2023 — Research from ASCO 2023 finds people are opting for mastectomies more frequently if they have HER2-positive breast cancer. The data sheds light on the problem with choosing mastectomy based on the type of cancer you have.
- Recent Studies on Breast Cancer
June 13, 2023 — From screening rates to side effects, stay informed on important studies.
- AI Outperforms Standard Risk Model in Predicting Breast Cancer
June 7, 2023 — Artificial intelligence algorithms applied to mammograms do a better job of predicting a woman’s 5-year breast cancer risk than the standard clinical risk model, says a study in Radiology, a journal of the Radiological Society of North America.
- Federal Task Force Suggests Mammograms Start at 40, Not 50
May 9, 2023 — The task force also called for more research on the effects of racism in breast cancer care, screening tools for dense breast tissue, and treatment options following a DCIS diagnosis.
- Study: Slower Decrease in Breast Density Linked to Cancer Risk
May 1, 2023 — A study published in JAMA Oncology finds that a slower loss of density during aging increases the chances of getting breast cancer. Further, a slower density decline in one breast sometimes precedes a cancer diagnosis in that breast.
- Exercise After Breast Cancer Reduces Health Care Costs
April 27, 2023 — Breast cancer patients who were given personalized exercise and wellness programs showed marked improvements in quality of life, and also reduced health care costs.
- Black Women Should Get First Breast Cancer Screening at 42
April 20, 2023 — A new study suggests that women should get their first breast cancer screenings at different ages based on race.
- False Promise of Vaginal Laser Therapy in Breast Cancer Patients
April 17, 2023 — A study of breast cancer survivors with genitourinary syndrome of menopause, or GSM, found that vaginal laser "rejuvenation" therapy didn’t help with sexual function.
- FDA Orders New Mammogram Standards for Women With Dense Breasts
March 11, 2023 — Women with dense breast tissue will be given additional information at their cancer screenings under new rules adopted by the FDA. Providers of mammograms will have to tell women that their tests are harder to interpret and suggest they speak with their doctors about more testing.
- Older Breast Cancer Patients Can Choose To Skip Radiation: Study
February 16, 2023 — Older breast cancer patients can consider skipping weeks of grueling radiation therapy after lumpectomy surgery, a new study suggests.
- Women Underestimate Link Between Breast Density and Cancer Risk
January 24, 2023 — Dense breast tissue is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer – up to four times higher -- but in a recent study most women didn’t see it as a significant risk compared with other factors.
- Mastectomy Not Necessary for All Multitumor Breast Cancers
December 11, 2022 — Breast cancer patients with multiple tumors may now opt for less invasive surgery -- a lumpectomy with radiation therapy instead of a mastectomy -- new research shows.
- Grease Star Olivia Newton-John Dies at 73
August 8, 2022 — The “Xanadu” star was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, but the cancer returned in 2013.
- Big Babies May Boost Mom's Breast Cancer Risk
July 17, 2012 — Women who deliver big babies may be at greater risk for developing breast cancer in the future, a new study suggests.
- Poor Women With Breast Cancer Do Worse
January 13, 2003 — Though black, Hispanic, and American Indian women tend to have poorer breast cancer outcomes than white women, poverty is a far more important predictor of breast cancer death than race.