Unveiling the Secrets of Breast Cancer
Scientists are pulling back the veil on breast cancer and realizing that it's a far more complicated disease than anyone ever thought.
Fewer Women in Their 40s Having Mammograms
It was standard practice - women had their first mammograms at the age of 40. That changed in 2009 when the US Preventive Services Task Force ( USPSTF ) recommended against mammograms for this age group.
Keeping Breast Cancer Risks on the Move
Exercise. Physical activity. Moving. Along with a clean and colorful diet, there's almost nothing better you can do for your body than move. The fact is we have to keep moving to keep moving, and here's another reason why.
Walking Away From Breast Cancer
A drug used to treat diabetes to might work on different kinds of cancer. One day, that may include breast cancer.
Blood Relatives of Breast Cancer
What if a simple blood test alerted you years in advance that you had elevated risks of breast cancer? Would you take it? You may have a choice in the near future.
New Drug for HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat HER2-positive late-stage (metastatic) breast cancer. The drug has been shown to extend remission by about six months.
Newer, More Expensive Drugs Not Better
After the long process of designing, developing and testing new drugs, these meds are usually far more expensive than the older medications on the market. Are they better? Not always.
HIV Rx May Prevent Breast Cancer Metastasis
A class of drugs called CCR5 antagonists has revolutionized the care of HIV patients. These meds slow the disease from progressing to full-blown AIDS. A new preclinical study demonstrates these drugs may also be useful in cancer.
Smart Bomb for HER2+ Breast Cancer
HER2-positive breast cancer is one of the most aggressive forms of the disease. It tends to grow and spread rapidly. An experimental drug may halt this beast and offer a gentler ride for women living with it .
Could Uterine and Breast Cancers be Prevented?
The female hormone estrogen can wreak havoc on a woman's body if it it gets out of hand, promoting the development of breast and endometrial (uterine) cancers.