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 investigate how cellular protein shredders can be programmed to fight cancer

Researchers investigate how cellular protein shredders can be programmed to fight cancer

Study: Bacterial protein fragment instigates lung tissue death in pulmonary fibrosis

Study: Bacterial protein fragment instigates lung tissue death in pulmonary fibrosis

Penn State engineers model genetic mutations causing drug resistance

Penn State engineers model genetic mutations causing drug resistance

Study provides better understanding of how dangerous cancer metastases arise

Study provides better understanding of how dangerous cancer metastases arise

Lab-on-chip device to monitor how extracellular matrix responds to disease

Lab-on-chip device to monitor how extracellular matrix responds to disease

Older cancer patients taking multiple medications are at higher risk of hospitalization

Older cancer patients taking multiple medications are at higher risk of hospitalization

Novel MRI contrast agent for early detection of brain metastases

Novel MRI contrast agent for early detection of brain metastases

Bacteria-trapping protein may contribute to breast cancer metastasis

Bacteria-trapping protein may contribute to breast cancer metastasis

Statins may protect against heart damage caused by breast cancer therapies

Statins may protect against heart damage caused by breast cancer therapies

Targeting PI3Kβ alone and with combination therapy in PTEN-deficient tumors

Targeting PI3Kβ alone and with combination therapy in PTEN-deficient tumors

Trial of cancer drug OxaliTex promises lower toxicity and more robust action

Trial of cancer drug OxaliTex promises lower toxicity and more robust action

Technology effectively detects harsh side effect of breast cancer treatment

Technology effectively detects harsh side effect of breast cancer treatment

MicroRNA dysregulation has critical impacts on development, inflammation and cancer development

MicroRNA dysregulation has critical impacts on development, inflammation and cancer development

Researchers uncover clues to how statins kill cancer cells

Researchers uncover clues to how statins kill cancer cells

Weight gain could lower woman’s chances of getting breast cancer before menopause

Weight gain could lower woman’s chances of getting breast cancer before menopause

New imaging agent illuminates cancerous tumors and surrounding cells

New imaging agent illuminates cancerous tumors and surrounding cells

Postmenopausal breast cancer and the benefit of genetic testing

Postmenopausal breast cancer and the benefit of genetic testing

NCCN publishes recommendations for assessing quality improvements in cancer care

NCCN publishes recommendations for assessing quality improvements in cancer care

Combination of anti-cancer nanodrugs with Intralipid enhances therapeutic efficacy

Combination of anti-cancer nanodrugs with Intralipid enhances therapeutic efficacy

A copper-binding protein influences breast cancer cell migration

A copper-binding protein influences breast cancer cell migration