Breast Cancer News and Research

RSS
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.

Further Reading

Carers' Week helps make the UK's six million carers aware that help is there for them

Carers' Week helps make the UK's six million carers aware that help is there for them

African-American women less likely to survive breast cancer than white women

African-American women less likely to survive breast cancer than white women

New report outlines New Yorkers health problems

New report outlines New Yorkers health problems

Biologist has identified gene patterns that characterize a biologically distinct subtype of estrogen receptor negative breast tumor

Biologist has identified gene patterns that characterize a biologically distinct subtype of estrogen receptor negative breast tumor

For nearly 50% of women, hair loss was the most distressing side effect of chemotherapy

For nearly 50% of women, hair loss was the most distressing side effect of chemotherapy

Mammograms, wider access, better technologies needed

Mammograms, wider access, better technologies needed

Chemical agents extracted from Caribbean sea squirt may help find cancer treatments for certain deadly tumours

Chemical agents extracted from Caribbean sea squirt may help find cancer treatments for certain deadly tumours

In-depth examination of potential improvements for breast cancer screening

In-depth examination of potential improvements for breast cancer screening

Better understanding of Tamoxifen and how breast cancer patients develop resistance

Better understanding of Tamoxifen and how breast cancer patients develop resistance

Docetaxel decreases the chance of dying by 24 percent in advanced-stage prostate cancer patients resistant to hormone therapy

Docetaxel decreases the chance of dying by 24 percent in advanced-stage prostate cancer patients resistant to hormone therapy

New treatment significantly improves long-term outlook for breast cancer survivors

New treatment significantly improves long-term outlook for breast cancer survivors

Blood test that can detect amplification of a certain gene found in cells associated with breast cancer

Blood test that can detect amplification of a certain gene found in cells associated with breast cancer

Magnetic resonance imaging better than traditional mammography for detecting the presence of breast cancer

Magnetic resonance imaging better than traditional mammography for detecting the presence of breast cancer

Improving access to mammographies offers greatest potential for reducing lives lost to breast cancer

Improving access to mammographies offers greatest potential for reducing lives lost to breast cancer

Gemcitabine/paclitaxel combination helps breast cancer patients live longer

Gemcitabine/paclitaxel combination helps breast cancer patients live longer

New blood test may help detect breast cancer

New blood test may help detect breast cancer

Changing practices may raise African American women's breast cancer risk

Changing practices may raise African American women's breast cancer risk

Gene mutation found in some women may decrease effectiveness of tamoxifen breast cancer drug

Gene mutation found in some women may decrease effectiveness of tamoxifen breast cancer drug

Herceptin shows real promise in treatment of HER-2 positive breast disease

Herceptin shows real promise in treatment of HER-2 positive breast disease

Serum estrogen receptor modulator's (SERM's) may help reduce postmenopausal breast cancer risk

Serum estrogen receptor modulator's (SERM's) may help reduce postmenopausal breast cancer risk