FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

December 19, 2014

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat advanced ovarian cancer, along with a test to identify patients eligible to receive the drug.
Lynparza (olaparib) belongs to a new class of drugs called poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. The drug is for women who […]

No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says

December 12, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A large, new study should reassure the millions of American women who have migraine: The debilitating headaches don’t raise the risk for breast cancer.
“There is no association between migraine and breast cancer risk,” said lead researcher Rulla Tamimi, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard […]

Low-Fat Diet May Boost Survival for Some Breast Cancer Patients

December 12, 2014

Eating a low-fat diet may reduce the risk of early death in some women with breast cancer, according to new research.

Gene Test May Help Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor, Study Says

December 12, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — For women who have early breast tumors surgically removed, a new genetic test may help predict the odds of a recurrence, a new study says.
The research, presented Friday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, focused on women with ductal carcinoma in situ.
This refers to […]

New Treatment Shows Promise in Younger Breast Cancer Patients: Study

December 11, 2014

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A treatment known as ovarian suppression used along with an anti-estrogen drug normally given to older women appears to greatly reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in some younger women, new research suggests.
This combination approach — using estrogen-blockers known as aromatase inhibitors — […]

Many Breast Cancer Patients Get Too Much Radiation Therapy, Research Suggests

December 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many studies have affirmed that a newer, shorter course of radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer works just as well as a longer course.
However, new research suggests that many U.S. patients still get radiation therapy for much longer than they need to.
The analysis of data, involving millions […]

Are Routine Ultrasounds for Women With Dense Breasts Worthwhile?

December 10, 2014

New research questions the value of ultrasound screening for women with dense breasts who’ve had a normal mammogram.

How Breast Cancer Is Different for Men and Women

December 10, 2014

Men’s breast cancer differs in some ways from women’s, new research finds.

Preliminary Studies Target Advanced Breast Cancers

December 10, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Two preliminary studies into medications under development may offer some hope for women with advanced breast cancer.
A breast cancer specialist says the findings aren’t a “home run,” but so far the experimental treatments show some promise, especially the pair of drugs for advanced cancer that […]

Breast Cancer Screening Less Likely Among Mentally Ill: Study

December 4, 2014

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women with a mental illness appear to be less likely to be screened for breast cancer, a new study suggests.
“In this study we found that mental ill health was linked with 45,000 missed screens, which potentially could account for 90 avoidable deaths [a year] in the United Kingdom […]


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