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Media Flub: Squeezing Breasts Prevents Cancer?

The media often takes a research study’s findings completely out of context and confuses the public. Researchers from the University of California at Berkeley found that compression of breast cancer cells grown in a...

Updated Breast Cancer Guidelines for HER2 Testing

A new update to clinical practice guidelines for HER2 testing in breast cancer was published online last week by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the College of American Pathologists in the Journal of Clinical...

A New Guideline for Breast Cancer Screening

The American Society of Breast Disease has released new guidelines to help physicians inform women on how breast density affects breast cancer screening and cancer risk. Available online at www.asbd.org, the guidelines emphasize...

Fatigue in Women With Breast Cancer

Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) appears to be common among women with breast cancer who have recently undergone surgery, but this fatigue appears to run a self-limiting course, according to a prospective cohort study. Overall, the...

The 2012 ASCO Annual Meeting

New research was presented at the 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting from June 1-5, 2012 in Chicago. The features below highlight just some of the studies that emerged from the conference. Examining...

Increasing Age Impacts Mortality in Breast Cancer

Results from an international study indicate that increasing age appears to be associated with higher disease-specific mortality among postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. When compared with women...

Important Decisions in Breast Cancer Surgery

According to the American Cancer Society, 209,060 Americans were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, and 40,230 died from the disease. When patients are diagnosed with breast cancer, they often feel well enough to continue...

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