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Marker May Predict Breast Cancer Response to Tamoxifen

PHILADELPHIA — The presence of lower-than-normal amounts of the protein TGFBR2 was associated with breast cancer resistance to treatment with the antiestrogen ...

New analysis of breast cancer subtypes could lead to better risk stratification

Annual Report to the Nation shows that mortality and incidence for most cancers continue to decline ...

The switch that might tame the most aggressive of breast cancers

Garvan researchers have found that so-called ‘triple-negative breast cancers’ are two distinct diseases that likely originate from different cell types. They have also found a gene that drives the aggressive disease, and hope to find a way to ‘switch it off’. ... Full story

UCSF to Study Benefits of Personal Approach to Breast Cancer Screening

A research team at UC San Francisco has won a five-year award of $14.1 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to investigate whether a personalized approach to breast cancer screening is as safe and effective as annual mammograms. ... Full story

Stress Management Techniques Improve Long-Term Mood and Quality of Life in Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

A new study shows that providing women with skills to manage stress early in their breast cancer treatment can improve their mood and quality of life many years later. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings suggest that women given the opportunity to learn stress management techniques during treatment may benefit well into survivorship. ... Full story

Bright new hope for beating deadly hereditary stomach and breast cancers

Deadly familial stomach and lobular breast cancers could be successfully treated at their earliest stages, or even prevented, by existing drugs that have been newly identified by University of Otago cancer genetics researchers. ... Full story

Text message reminders boost breast cancer screening attendance

Women who received a text message reminding them about their breast cancer screening appointment were 20 per cent more likely to attend than those who were not texted, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer (link is external) today. ... Full story

Predicted deaths of young women with breast cancer underestimated by a quarter

An online computer programme that helps to predict the most suitable treatment for breast cancer has been found to underestimate the number of women under 40 who will die from the disease by 25 per cent, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer (link is external)today. ... Full story

Family history of prostate cancer raises a woman’s risk of breast cancer

Women’s Health Initiative study finds strongest association among African-American women ... Full story

Novel approach helps prevent early menopause in breast cancer patients, study finds

Drug also may protect fertility in women hoping to have children ... Full story

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