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Penn Study Suggests Acupuncture Dramatically Reduces Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors

Findings also Highlight Acupuncture's Ability to Induce a Stronger Placebo Effect than Oral Medications ...

Genetic testing all women for breast cancer might not be worth the cost

Because mutation is so rare, expensive screening makes it impractical for overall population, UCLA research finds ...

Fertility concerns impact breast cancer treatment decisions

Young women with breast cancer may decline, discontinue tamoxifen because of fertility concerns ... Full story

Stiffer Breast Tissue in Obese Women Promotes Tumors

By Krishna Ramanujan - Postmenopausal women who are obese have a higher risk and a worse prognosis for breast cancer, but the reasons why have remained unclear. A study by researchers from Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medical College, published Aug. 19 in Science Translational Medicine, explains how obesity changes the consistency of breast tissue in ways that are similar to tumors, thereby promoting disease. ... Full story

Breast Cancer Risk Score Impacts Use of Chemotherapy

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. – A genetic test that helps predict whether some women’s breast cancer will recur might influence how chemotherapy is used, according to a study from Duke Medicine. ... Full story

Medicare to list 30-minute breast cancer treatment

An innovative radiotherapy technique that has the potential to revolutionise the treatment of early breast cancer will become available and affordable for all eligible women under Medicare from tomorrow. ... Full story

Tool Boosts Accuracy in Assessing Breast Cancer Risk

UCSF Study Finds Benign Conditions Triple Chance of Developing Malignancy ... Full story

Blood Vessel “Doorway” Lets Breast Cancer Cells Spread Through Blood Stream

Einstein-Montefiore Investigators Build upon Their Tumor Microenvironment Research ... Full story

Screening for breast/ovarian cancer risk genes other than BRCA1/2 can change clinical recommendations

A study by researchers at three academic medical centers has shown that screening women with a suspected risk of hereditary breast or ovarian cancer for risk-associated genes other than BRCA1 and 2 provides information that can change clinical recommendations for patients and their family members. ... Full story

Blood Vessel “Doorway” Lets Breast Cancer Cells Spread Through Blood Stream

Einstein-Montefiore Investigators Build upon Their Tumor Microenvironment Research ... Full story

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