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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Analysis reveals positive association between high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and odds of breast cancer

Analysis reveals positive association between high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and odds of breast cancer

Study finds racial and ethnic disparities in post-operative breast cancer surgery outcomes

Study finds racial and ethnic disparities in post-operative breast cancer surgery outcomes

New insights on replication-stress sensitivity in breast cancer cells

New insights on replication-stress sensitivity in breast cancer cells

Biomarker shows potential to predict immunotherapy benefit for breast cancer patients

Biomarker shows potential to predict immunotherapy benefit for breast cancer patients

Study may help refocus research efforts on adolescent and young adult cancer survivorship

Study may help refocus research efforts on adolescent and young adult cancer survivorship

Study: Women with breast cancer diagnosed over 65 should be offered hereditary cancer genetic testing

Study: Women with breast cancer diagnosed over 65 should be offered hereditary cancer genetic testing

Tulane spin-out company awarded grant to develop new graft for treating pelvic organ prolapse

Tulane spin-out company awarded grant to develop new graft for treating pelvic organ prolapse

Innovative testing platform could enable more precise, personalized immunotherapy

Innovative testing platform could enable more precise, personalized immunotherapy

Protein involved in cell migration offers clues to cancer metastases

Protein involved in cell migration offers clues to cancer metastases

Study shows promise of combining radiation therapy with dendritic-cell vaccines for breast cancer

Study shows promise of combining radiation therapy with dendritic-cell vaccines for breast cancer

A low-cost biopolymer dressing to help heal chronic wounds

A low-cost biopolymer dressing to help heal chronic wounds

Pandemic disrupted the utilization of women’s preventive health services

Pandemic disrupted the utilization of women’s preventive health services

Transient chromosomal errors can spur the formation of tumors, study finds

Transient chromosomal errors can spur the formation of tumors, study finds

$50,000 grant to help explore the use of turmeric for reducing joint pain in breast cancer patients

$50,000 grant to help explore the use of turmeric for reducing joint pain in breast cancer patients

Plant-based diet rich in soy reduces troubling menopause symptoms by 84%

Plant-based diet rich in soy reduces troubling menopause symptoms by 84%

New study finds an association between alcohol use and higher risk of several cancers

New study finds an association between alcohol use and higher risk of several cancers

Researchers discover new set of signals that control production of goblet cells in the lung

Researchers discover new set of signals that control production of goblet cells in the lung

Why we may never know whether the $56,000-a-year Alzheimer’s drug actually works

Why we may never know whether the $56,000-a-year Alzheimer’s drug actually works

Researchers propose a new non-invasive method to distinguish thyroid nodules from cancer

Researchers propose a new non-invasive method to distinguish thyroid nodules from cancer

Study examines the effectiveness of fluorescent labels used to monitor liposome accumulation in tumors

Study examines the effectiveness of fluorescent labels used to monitor liposome accumulation in tumors