Breast Cancer

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.
What is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the United Kingdom. Every year 48,000 new cases are diagnosed there. Of these, 80% are over 50 but younger women, and in rare cases, men, can also get breast cancer. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death for women aged 34 to 54.

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Researchers identify genetic markers linked to higher risk of capecitabine-induced hand-foot syndrome

Researchers identify genetic markers linked to higher risk of capecitabine-induced hand-foot syndrome

Black breast cancer patients experience more delays in treatment initiation, duration than white women

Black breast cancer patients experience more delays in treatment initiation, duration than white women

Black women experience longer waits for treatment after breast cancer diagnosis, indicates study

Black women experience longer waits for treatment after breast cancer diagnosis, indicates study

Adding abemaciclib to hormonal therapy reduces recurrence in patients with HR+ HER2- early breast cancer

Adding abemaciclib to hormonal therapy reduces recurrence in patients with HR+ HER2- early breast cancer

Cellular recyclers could be used to eliminate the driver of cancer's aggressiveness

Cellular recyclers could be used to eliminate the driver of cancer's aggressiveness

PPI use linked to worse outcomes in urothelial cancer patients treated with atezolizumab

PPI use linked to worse outcomes in urothelial cancer patients treated with atezolizumab

PET/MRI reduces radiation exposure, improves lesion detectability in select cancers

PET/MRI reduces radiation exposure, improves lesion detectability in select cancers

Sub-Saharan Africa needs greater access to live-saving antibodies

Sub-Saharan Africa needs greater access to live-saving antibodies

Combining nanotechnology with immunotherapy to fight deadly metastatic breast cancer

Combining nanotechnology with immunotherapy to fight deadly metastatic breast cancer

Researchers receive $2.5 million grant to develop and analyze breast tumor organoids

Researchers receive $2.5 million grant to develop and analyze breast tumor organoids

UofL receives $11.5 million to accelerate the development of new immunotherapies

UofL receives $11.5 million to accelerate the development of new immunotherapies

Simple blood tests can benefit women with breast cancer

Simple blood tests can benefit women with breast cancer

A novel gene involved in primary lymphedema identified

A novel gene involved in primary lymphedema identified

Brazilian red propolis contains substances with anti-cancer properties

Brazilian red propolis contains substances with anti-cancer properties

New method could advance efforts to find drugs that kill breast cancer cells

New method could advance efforts to find drugs that kill breast cancer cells

Study uncovers genetic vulnerability in breast cancers tumors

Study uncovers genetic vulnerability in breast cancers tumors

Spironolactone may be safe to treat female pattern hair loss in breast cancer survivors

Spironolactone may be safe to treat female pattern hair loss in breast cancer survivors

Novel drug could improve life expectancy and quality for patients with hard-to-treat cancers

Novel drug could improve life expectancy and quality for patients with hard-to-treat cancers

New drug can enhance life expectancy and quality for patients with hard-to-treat cancers

New drug can enhance life expectancy and quality for patients with hard-to-treat cancers

Environmental and biomedical applications of enzyme inhibitors

Environmental and biomedical applications of enzyme inhibitors