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Offspring of female rats given folic acid supplements develop more breast...

TORONTO, Ont., Feb. 11, 2011 -- The daughters of rats who took folic acid supplements before conception, during pregnancy and while breast-feeding have breast cancer rates twice as high as other rats, according to a new study. They also had more t...

Painful hip fractures strike breast cancer survivors

CHICAGO --- A hip fracture is not common in a 54-year-old woman, unless she is a 54-year-old breast cancer survivor, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. Researchers found that a combination of early menopause due to breast cancer treatme...

Microbubble ultrasound and breast biopsies

Using "microbubbles" and ultrasound can mean more targeted breast biopsies for patients with early breast cancer, helping to determine treatment and possibly saving those patients from undergoing a second breast cancer surgery, a new study in sho...

Repeat MRI screening for breast cancer results in fewer false positives

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- MRI screening for breast cancer delivers consistent rates of cancer detection and fewer false-positive results over time, according to a new study published online and in the April print edition of Radiology. While MRI can be m...

Race gap narrows for some cancers in African-Americans; continues to increase...

ATLANTA -- February 1, 2011 -- While the overall death rate for cancer continues to drop among African Americans, the group continues to have higher death rates and shorter survival of any racial and ethnic group in the U.S. for most cancers. The f...

New test discovered to better predict breast cancer outcomes

Researchers from McGill University's Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC), the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC), the Dana -- Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School have discovered a...

Protein related to aging holds breast cancer clues

The most common type of breast cancer in older women -- estrogen and progesterone receptor (ER/PR) positive breast cancer -- has been linked to a protein that fends off aging-related cellular damage. A new study led by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer...

Yearly mammograms from age 40 save 71 percent more lives, study...

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A new study questions the controversial U.S. Preventative Service Task Force recommendations for breast cancer screening, with data that shows starting at a younger age and screening more frequently will result in more lives sa...

Hot flushes are linked with a significant reduction in breast cancer...

SEATTLE -- Women who have experienced hot flushes and other symptoms of menopause may have a 50 percent lower risk of developing the most common forms of breast cancer than postmenopausal women who have never had such symptoms, according to a recen...

Purdue team creates ‘engineered organ’ model for breast cancer research

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University researchers have reproduced portions of the female breast in a tiny slide-sized model dubbed "breast on-a-chip" that will be used to test nanomedical approaches for the detection and treatment of breast ...

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