Friday, December 30, 2011

PANVAC improves survival time for breast and ovarian cancer patients

The new PANVAC vaccine has been shown to help the body attack cancer cells, improving overall survival time and even stopping the disease for some breast cancer patients.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Surgical Planning Improved with BSGI

A study has found that adding Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) to conventional mammography and ultrasound can provide critical pre-surgical planning information for newly-diagnosed women.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Blueberries deal breast cancer tumors in mice a serious blow

Mice that were fed special diets with 5-10% blueberry powder saw reduced growth and spread of their aggressive triple negative breast cancer cells.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Skipping hormone therapy may be okay for older breast cancer patients

According to a new study, breast cancer patients over age 60 with small, early-stage tumors can skip hormone therapy without worrying about an increased risk of death.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Kidney-cancer drug prevents breast cancer from worsening: study

A “game-changing” study by the Swiss drug maker Novartis has shown that its kidney-cancer drug Afinitor also works to slow breast cancer’s progression.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Breast preservation possible for lobular breast cancer patients

About half of women with lobular breast cancer may be able to save their affected breast by undergoing chemotherapy prior to breast surgery, an Austrian study has found.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Elderly breast cancer patients risk heart problems with Herceptin

Older women with a history of heart disease or diabetes and who also take Herceptin are at increased risk of developing additional heart problems, according to a recent study.