Breast Cancer in the News

The articles featured below include news about, or mention of, breast cancer, including breast cancer research. There is information about breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, recovery, survival rates and research into various aspects of breast cancer.

Oncology is the medical specialty concerned with the study and practice of treating tumours including cancers. See also oncology books, books about cancer and books about breast cancer in particular.

Artificial outdoor lighting and breast cancer

Women living in areas with higher levels of outdoor light at night might be at higher risk of breast cancer than those living in other locations with lower levels of artificial night lighting, such...

18 Aug | Breast Cancer | USA

Report that 50% of cancer patients survive at least 10 years

50% (Half) of cancer patients diagnosed in England and Wales now survive for at least 10 years according to a recent statistical study by Cancer Research UK.

29 Apr '14 | Cancer | UK

Ethnic variations in breast cancer rates

Recent research suggests that differences in lifestyle and reproductive factors (such as number of pregnancies and duration of breastfeeding) are key to why UK breast cancer rates are lower in Sout...

08 Jan '14 | Breast Cancer | UK

Scent device to detect bladder cancer

Cancer researchers have developed and built a device called ODOREADER that contains a sensor that responds to chemicals in gas emitted from urine. This device correctly assigned 100% of cancer pati...

09 Jul '13 | Bladder Cancer | England

Perjeta (pertuzumab) approved to treat HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer in USA

According to the FDA, Perjeta is intended for patients who have not received prior treatment for metastatic breast cancer with an anti-HER2 therapy or chemotherapy. Perjeta is combined with trastuz...

08 Jun '12 | Breast Cancer | USA

Results of study re. injectable contraceptive risks

Recent research has revealed information about some statistical links between use of injectable contraceptives and the development of certain types of female cancers. Results suggest that injectabl...

07 Mar '12

Efforts to diagnose cancer early need to be better tailored to different age groups (UK)

Efforts to diagnose cancer early need to be better tailored to different age groups according to recent research. Older women with breast cancer have a higher risk of their breast cancer being diag...

02 Mar '12 | Cancer Diagnosis | UK

Silver found to be as effective as the leading chemotherapy drug

Some silver compounds are as toxic to cancer cells as Cisplatin, a leading cancer drug. However, silver is thought to be much less toxic to healthy human cells, and in some cases, can be beneficial...

02 Feb '12 | Cancer | England

Concern about Parabens (cosmetic chemicals) detected in human breast tissue samples

Parabens are a class of chemicals widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. They can be found in deodorant-antiperspirant products, body lotions, moisturisers, sun...

12 Jan '12 | Breast Cancer | Reading, UK

Breast Cancer in Men

Breast cancer in men is not unknown but awareness of male breast cancer is low and, according to researchers at Leeds University (England), most men do not even know they are at risk - despite an i...

03 Oct '11

New drug targets for inherited breast and ovarian cancers

A protein that is found in bacteria that could reveal new drug targets for inherited breast and ovarian cancers as well as other cancers linked to DNA repair faults according to UK scientists.The r...

08 Sep '11

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