It’s not often that researchers get to report good news for cancer patients, but this week at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, researchers announced encouraging results from studies of two cancer medications that appeared …
Experimental Vaccine to Treat Breast, Ovarian Cancer Shows Promise
Dispatching cancer cells with the same precision that vaccines dismiss bacteria and viruses may soon be possible, according to scientists at the National Cancer Institute who are working on an experimental vaccine that helps the …
The Case of Giuliana Rancic: Is There a Link Between IVF and Cancer?
When E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic announced on Monday that she is battling breast cancer, she said her cancer had been spotted by a mammogram ordered by her fertility specialist. As fans of the reality show Giuliana & Bill …
FDA Adds Risk of ‘Ovarian Failure’ to Avastin’s Warning Label
Treatment with the cancer drug Avastin may affect fertility in some women, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Tuesday. The agency said a new warning about the risk of “ovarian failure” was added to the drug’s label.
Five: Jennifer Aniston Makes Friends With the Breast Cancer Cause
Did you know October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and National Substance Abuse Prevention Month? Probably not. But I’ll bet you knew that the current page of the …
Does a New Mammogram Study Affect Screening Guidelines?
In women’s ongoing dilemma over when to start routine mammogram screening for breast cancer, a large new, longitudinal study may add a wrinkle.
Can Breast Milk Predict Cancer Risk?
I’m attending the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Orlando, Fla., where an interesting study was presented Monday about the potential of breast milk to help, of all things, prevent cancer.
Why Mammograms Are Less Effective Among Breast Cancer Survivors
Sometimes, even in medicine, where it’s all about evidence, we slip and take some things for granted. Such as, for instance, the fact that women who have survived breast cancer should get regular mammogram screenings, so they …
Why British Doctors May Read Mammograms Better
Critics of the new health reform law say their worst fear is that the U.S. medical system will become more like the one in the United Kingdom. But what if this was a good thing?
Streamlining Breast Cancer Care: Some Women May Not Need Lymph Node Surgery
When it comes to cancer, the general idea is less is more. The fewer tumor and malignant cells that are left behind by treatment, the greater the chances of surviving the disease.
Why Those Agonizing Hot Flashes May Not Be All Bad
You might not want to broach the topic with a woman in the throes of a hot flash — a menopausal symptom often described as feeling like your body’s been set on fire — but a new study suggests that difficult symptoms of …
Study: Half of Women with Breast Cancer Have Low Vitamin D
Study: MRI May Detect More Cases of Recurrent Breast Cancer
For anyone who has successfully battled cancer, preventing future recurrence of tumors is a top priority. And a new study of breast cancer patients shows that magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, of the breast, can be an important …