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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KIYATEC’s test results accurately predict treatment response in recurrent high-grade glioma patients

KIYATEC’s test results accurately predict treatment response in recurrent high-grade glioma patients

Combination of anti-HER2 breast cancer therapy and checkpoint inhibitor provides no benefit

Combination of anti-HER2 breast cancer therapy and checkpoint inhibitor provides no benefit

Adding immune oncology drug to chemotherapy improves response in subset of breast cancer patients

Adding immune oncology drug to chemotherapy improves response in subset of breast cancer patients

Novel drug class shows potential to treat cancer patients with faulty BRCA genes

Novel drug class shows potential to treat cancer patients with faulty BRCA genes

UMSOM researchers receive $5 million federal grant to improve use of genetic risk scores

UMSOM researchers receive $5 million federal grant to improve use of genetic risk scores

Using natural killers from the immune system to target breast cancer cells

Using natural killers from the immune system to target breast cancer cells

Study may offer an unexpected pathway for targeted treatment of brain tumors

Study may offer an unexpected pathway for targeted treatment of brain tumors

Study: Genetic mutations associated with breast cancer risk are the same in Black and white women

Study: Genetic mutations associated with breast cancer risk are the same in Black and white women

Major anti-cancer protein released by neutrophils selectively kills tumor cells

Major anti-cancer protein released by neutrophils selectively kills tumor cells

New treatment may improve outcomes for patients with BRCA mutation-associated early breast cancer

New treatment may improve outcomes for patients with BRCA mutation-associated early breast cancer

Anti-inflammatory diets could help lower the risk of breast cancer

Anti-inflammatory diets could help lower the risk of breast cancer

New technology predicts effectiveness of chemotherapy after one treatment

New technology predicts effectiveness of chemotherapy after one treatment

Study: Diet can influence the breast microbiome and alter breast cancer tumors

Study: Diet can influence the breast microbiome and alter breast cancer tumors

Oncologists underestimate patient use of complementary medicine after breast cancer diagnosis

Oncologists underestimate patient use of complementary medicine after breast cancer diagnosis

New study will help design better antibodies for potential treatments

New study will help design better antibodies for potential treatments

SWOG researchers to present practice-changing research at virtual ASCO 2021

SWOG researchers to present practice-changing research at virtual ASCO 2021

Moffitt Cancer Center presents new data from dozens of clinical research studies at ASCO

Moffitt Cancer Center presents new data from dozens of clinical research studies at ASCO

Better late than never: clinical guidelines are too late to screen for prostate cancer

Better late than never: clinical guidelines are too late to screen for prostate cancer

Researchers review 50 years of progress in women's health

Researchers review 50 years of progress in women's health

Study shows that breast cancer can be prevented with better contraception choices

Study shows that breast cancer can be prevented with better contraception choices