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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Black women more likely to die from breast cancer despite lower incidence, ACS report finds

Black women more likely to die from breast cancer despite lower incidence, ACS report finds

Study adds important evidence to link between inflammation and cognitive issues in older breast cancer survivors

Study adds important evidence to link between inflammation and cognitive issues in older breast cancer survivors

Research shows higher risk of sexual problems among young women cancer survivors

Research shows higher risk of sexual problems among young women cancer survivors

Artificial intelligence used to predict hospitalization outcomes of geriatric patients with dementia

Artificial intelligence used to predict hospitalization outcomes of geriatric patients with dementia

Houston Methodist researchers receive CPRIT funding to research two of the most lethal cancers

Houston Methodist researchers receive CPRIT funding to research two of the most lethal cancers

Disparities in cancer screening rates associated with U.S. county's social vulnerability index

Disparities in cancer screening rates associated with U.S. county's social vulnerability index

High-tech lab in Nigeria could be a game changer in tackling emerging and re-emerging diseases

High-tech lab in Nigeria could be a game changer in tackling emerging and re-emerging diseases

The potential of NMR-based blood profiling as a single-domain assay to simultaneously predict multidisease onset

The potential of NMR-based blood profiling as a single-domain assay to simultaneously predict multidisease onset

Novel nanozyme protects bones against damage from radiation

Novel nanozyme protects bones against damage from radiation

Scientists identify immune targets for chemotherapy-resistant breast cancers

Scientists identify immune targets for chemotherapy-resistant breast cancers

Investigating a potential new treatment for glioblastomas

Investigating a potential new treatment for glioblastomas

Shape-shifting fat cells offer a fertile soil for breast tumor invasion and growth

Shape-shifting fat cells offer a fertile soil for breast tumor invasion and growth

Discovery of novel pathway offers a potential solution for preventing cancer chemo-resistance

Discovery of novel pathway offers a potential solution for preventing cancer chemo-resistance

Tumors generate unique, temporary cell-in-cell structures to evade immunotherapy

Tumors generate unique, temporary cell-in-cell structures to evade immunotherapy

Epigenetic gene silencing found to be a predictive factor for aggressive breast and ovarian cancer

Epigenetic gene silencing found to be a predictive factor for aggressive breast and ovarian cancer

New SIO-ASCO practice guideline addresses the use of integrative therapies for cancer pain management

New SIO-ASCO practice guideline addresses the use of integrative therapies for cancer pain management

Private equity sees the billions in eye care as firms target high-profit procedures

Private equity sees the billions in eye care as firms target high-profit procedures

Study shows differences in treatment outcomes for Black vs. white women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer

Study shows differences in treatment outcomes for Black vs. white women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer

New abortion laws jeopardize cancer treatment for pregnant patients

New abortion laws jeopardize cancer treatment for pregnant patients

Court ruling may spur competitive health plans to bring back copays for preventive services

Court ruling may spur competitive health plans to bring back copays for preventive services