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Breast cancer is cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare. When breast cancer cells spread to other parts of the body, they are called metastases. There are different kinds of breast cancer. The kind of breast cancer depends on which cells in the breast turn into cancer. Breast cancer can begin in different parts of the breast, like the ducts or the lobes.

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Alterations in a tumor suppressor gene called p53 are more prevalent in breast cancer of African-American women than white women

Alterations in a tumor suppressor gene called p53 are more prevalent in breast cancer of African-American women than white women

Many U.S. surgeons are not doing adequate numbers of operations for primary breast cancer to optimize patient survival

Many U.S. surgeons are not doing adequate numbers of operations for primary breast cancer to optimize patient survival

As the saying goes “breast milk is best”

As the saying goes “breast milk is best”

African-American women are having fewer children and breastfeeding less

African-American women are having fewer children and breastfeeding less

Adhering to established guidelines improves survival and reduces the risk of breast cancer

Adhering to established guidelines improves survival and reduces the risk of breast cancer

Australian Commonwealth and Queensland Governments sign public health funding agreement

Australian Commonwealth and Queensland Governments sign public health funding agreement

Tool that enables women with breast cancer to choose their own course of treatment

Tool that enables women with breast cancer to choose their own course of treatment

Further evidence about how estrogen helps activate breast cancer

Further evidence about how estrogen helps activate breast cancer

Difference in uptake of breast cancer information by different socioeconomic groups

Difference in uptake of breast cancer information by different socioeconomic groups

Women with a history of cancer in their family are better off having MRI scans instead of mammograms

Women with a history of cancer in their family are better off having MRI scans instead of mammograms

An interactive computer program can help educate women about breast cancer risk and genetic testing

An interactive computer program can help educate women about breast cancer risk and genetic testing

Light-sensitive probe to help doctors spot breast cancer

Light-sensitive probe to help doctors spot breast cancer

Emerging nanomedicine technologies could dramatically transform medical science

Emerging nanomedicine technologies could dramatically transform medical science

Surprising differences in the DNA of normal cells from different people

Surprising differences in the DNA of normal cells from different people

Preliminary tests of the new method, which can detect cancer in a sample with as few as 50 cells

Preliminary tests of the new method, which can detect cancer in a sample with as few as 50 cells

Chemotherapy aimed at both cancer cells and their genetically normal cellular 'microenvironment' might improve the success of breast cancer treatment

Chemotherapy aimed at both cancer cells and their genetically normal cellular 'microenvironment' might improve the success of breast cancer treatment

New early breast cancer treatment significantly reduces the risk of cancer returning

New early breast cancer treatment significantly reduces the risk of cancer returning

Immunotherapeutic strategy allowing patients to use their own immune system to fight their cancer

Immunotherapeutic strategy allowing patients to use their own immune system to fight their cancer

Strategic analysis of the breast cancer therapeutics pipeline

Strategic analysis of the breast cancer therapeutics pipeline

Increasing evidence a virus may play a role in breast cancer

Increasing evidence a virus may play a role in breast cancer