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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Gene could predict treatment response in certain breast cancer patients

Gene could predict treatment response in certain breast cancer patients

HDAC6 inhibitors increase efficacy of immunotherapy in triple-negative breast cancer

HDAC6 inhibitors increase efficacy of immunotherapy in triple-negative breast cancer

New automated cytometry test for rapid point-of-care cancer diagnosis

New automated cytometry test for rapid point-of-care cancer diagnosis

Existing drug used to treat alcoholism is potentially effective against COVID-19

Existing drug used to treat alcoholism is potentially effective against COVID-19

Novel technology tests the presence of thin membrane protrusions on breast cancer cells

Novel technology tests the presence of thin membrane protrusions on breast cancer cells

NCI gives 'exceptional' rating to Penn's Abramson Cancer Center

NCI gives 'exceptional' rating to Penn's Abramson Cancer Center

Researchers identify two dozen pesticides linked with mammary gland tumors

Researchers identify two dozen pesticides linked with mammary gland tumors

Russian researchers suggest device to improve breast MRI

Russian researchers suggest device to improve breast MRI

Researchers to test the effectiveness of intervention that addresses barriers to breastfeeding

Researchers to test the effectiveness of intervention that addresses barriers to breastfeeding

Avoiding care during the pandemic could mean life or death

Avoiding care during the pandemic could mean life or death

Research shows Imagion nanoparticles enable low-field MRI

Research shows Imagion nanoparticles enable low-field MRI

Research assesses the prevalence of overscreening for cancers among older adults

Research assesses the prevalence of overscreening for cancers among older adults

Investigational vaccine and immune therapy work well together to fight breast cancer

Investigational vaccine and immune therapy work well together to fight breast cancer

Patent issued for Concarlo-developed therapeutic peptide to treat drug-resistant breast cancer

Patent issued for Concarlo-developed therapeutic peptide to treat drug-resistant breast cancer

Social distancing in the United States varies strongly by income

Social distancing in the United States varies strongly by income

Stand Up To Cancer announces $1.1 million in funding to foster collaborative research

Stand Up To Cancer announces $1.1 million in funding to foster collaborative research

Study identifies women who benefit less from digital breast tomosynthesis

Study identifies women who benefit less from digital breast tomosynthesis

Study reveals new mechanism that fuels cancer adaptation

Study reveals new mechanism that fuels cancer adaptation

Cancer-related care has decreased since the start of COVID-19

Cancer-related care has decreased since the start of COVID-19

Exploiting 'synthetic lethality' to identify cancer targets

Exploiting 'synthetic lethality' to identify cancer targets