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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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Combining targeted immunotherapy with chemotherapy and radiation therapy to successfully kill metastatic tumour cells

Combining targeted immunotherapy with chemotherapy and radiation therapy to successfully kill metastatic tumour cells

Convincing evidence that at dietary levels, the estrogens found in soy do not stimulate cell growth and other markers for cancer risk

Convincing evidence that at dietary levels, the estrogens found in soy do not stimulate cell growth and other markers for cancer risk

Maths, not medicine, could prevent fatal heart attacks

Maths, not medicine, could prevent fatal heart attacks

Questions about this once widely-accepted treatment for postmenopausal ills

Questions about this once widely-accepted treatment for postmenopausal ills

Four most common cancers accounted for over half of the 225,000 new cases of malignant cancer registered in England in 2001

Four most common cancers accounted for over half of the 225,000 new cases of malignant cancer registered in England in 2001

Understanding how some diseases evade our body's defense system may help explain the incomplete control of chronic viral infections by the immune system

Understanding how some diseases evade our body's defense system may help explain the incomplete control of chronic viral infections by the immune system

Prince Charles has called for more research into the benefits of complementary therapies for cancer patients

Prince Charles has called for more research into the benefits of complementary therapies for cancer patients

A gene involved in the adhesion of cells is less active in breast tumors with a poor prognosis than those that are less aggressive

A gene involved in the adhesion of cells is less active in breast tumors with a poor prognosis than those that are less aggressive

50,000 people in the U.S. with cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis or hepatitis C will be eligible for a Medicare drug lottery

50,000 people in the U.S. with cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis or hepatitis C will be eligible for a Medicare drug lottery

There are 9.8 million cancer survivors in the United States

There are 9.8 million cancer survivors in the United States

Only about one in twenty women consistently utilized annual mammography over ten years

Only about one in twenty women consistently utilized annual mammography over ten years

Partial breast radiation procedure may benefit cancer patients

Partial breast radiation procedure may benefit cancer patients

European Commission has approved the use of Herceptin® (trastuzumab) in combination with Taxotere®

European Commission has approved the use of Herceptin® (trastuzumab) in combination with Taxotere®

Discovery of a gene-expression signature common to distinct types of cancer

Discovery of a gene-expression signature common to distinct types of cancer

NICE guidance on familial breast cancer

NICE guidance on familial breast cancer

More mammograms key to tackling breast cancer

More mammograms key to tackling breast cancer

Cognitive decline can occur before chemotherapy treatment

Cognitive decline can occur before chemotherapy treatment

Chemobrain side effect in women may be overestimated

Chemobrain side effect in women may be overestimated

Women's health study findings

Women's health study findings

New target to stop breast cancer growth

New target to stop breast cancer growth