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BMI genotype and breast cancer risk

Being overweight is associated with decreased risk of breast cancer before menopause and increased risk after menopause. ...

Ki67 May Help Avoid Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Some Patients

LUGANO-COPENHAGEN – Breast cancer patients over 50 years old could be spared invasive procedures by use of stratification based on tumour size ...

Can we use a simple blood test to detect cancer?

Breast cancer could be detected using a blood test, according to reports out today. Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) are working with counterparts ... Full story

Freezing Technique is an Effective Alternative to Lumpectomy for Early Stage Breast Cancer, Study Finds

Led by researchers from NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine, the new study published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology finds that cryoablation is a viable treatment for some breast cancers ... Full story

Teen Girls with a Family History of Breast Cancer Do Not Experience Increased Depression or Anxiety

Girls with Familial Cancer History Have Higher Levels of Self-Esteem and Better Understanding of Cancer Risk ... Full story

Racial gaps persist in how breast cancer survivors function, feel during treatment and after

A UNC Lineberger study published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment drew upon surveys that assessed health-related quality of life issues for women aged 20 to 74 years who lived in North Carolina and had breast cancer. The analysis was part of the third phase of the Carolina Breast Cancer Study. ... Full story

Examining mitochondrial DNA may help identify unknown ancestry that influences breast cancer risk

DALLAS – Genetic testing of mitochondrial DNA could reveal otherwise unknown ancestry that can influence a person’s risk for certain types of breast cancer, a new study finds. ... Full story

Common breast cancer test may not be worth the cost, UCLA study suggests

Reggie Kumar A genomic test widely used to help determine whether women with a common form of breast cancer should undergo radiation is not cost effective, ... Full story

Simple blood test could be used to detect breast cancer

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are working on a quick, simple and less invasive blood-based test that can detect breast cancer progression or relapse much earlier than current methods such as mammogram, MRI or biopsy. ... Full story

World-first study confirms rare genetic mutations cause high breast cancer risk

A massive global study led by researchers at the University of Melbourne and Cancer Council Victoria has confirmed that the risk of developing breast cancer from some relatively rare genetic changes is similar to that from the more common BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations. ... Full story

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