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Some women still don’t underststand ‘overdiagnosis’ risk in breast screening

A third of women who are given information about the chance of ‘overdiagnosis’ through the NHS breast screening programme may not fully ...

Obesity affects breast cancer treatment

Obesity may affect a common drug that is used as part of the treatment to fight breast cancer in post-menopausal women. ...

Women with severe, chronic health issues are screened for breast cancer less often than healthier women

Women with severe disabilities and multiple chronic conditions are screened for breast cancer less often than women with no disabilities or no chronic conditions, a new study has found. ... Full story

UC Begins to Look at Breast Cancer Drugs to Treat Certain Brain Tumors

University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers hope to repurpose commonly used breast cancer medicines for the treatment of malignant primary brain tumors such as gliomas. ... Full story

Breast cancer imaging surgery world-first

A world-first clinical trial to test new imaging technology that can scan tumours during breast cancer surgery has been launched at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with King’s College London. ... Full story

Over-the-counter pain reliever may slow recurrence in breast cancer patients

SAN ANTONIO - With promising new information on the risks of obesity and the benefits of anti-inflammatories, researchers at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center have launched a new study on aspirin and fish oil open to postmenopausal women who are cancer-free. ... Full story

Exercise Associated with Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer in African American Women

(Boston)—Regular exercise, including brisk walking, is associated with a decrease in the incidence of breast cancer in African American women. In a recently published study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, researchers from Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center found strong evidence linking physical exercise to a lower rate of breast cancer in African American women, a group in which previous evidence has been lacking. ... Full story

NSAIDs May Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence Rate in Overweight and Obese Women

PHILADELPHIA — Recurrence of hormone-related breast cancer was cut by half in overweight and obese women who regularly used aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), according to data published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Linda A. deGraffenried, PhD ... Full story

How Breast Cancer Usurps the Powers of Mammary Stem Cells

During pregnancy, certain hormones trigger specialized mammary stem cells to create milk-producing cells essential to lactation. Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center have found that mammary stem cells associated with the pregnant mammary gland are related to stem cells found in breast cancer. ... Full story

Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk Decreases Rapidly After Starting Regular Physical Activity

PHILADELPHIA — Postmenopausal women who in the past four years had undertaken regular physical activity equivalent to at least four hours of walking per week had a lower risk for invasive breast cancer compared with women who exercised less during those four years, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. ... Full story

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