Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer

It’s in the Genes: Top 5 Things to Know about Genetic Testing (07-8-2016)

Advances in genetic testing are offering women more information than ever before about their genetic makeup and are providing opportunities for empowered decision-making related to a wide range of health issues. In this recurring column, experts provide... Continue Reading

Counsyl Announces Major Oncology Expansion to Advance Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk (05-25-2016)

Counsyl launches oncology business unit, an expanded test to assess risk for inherited forms of cancer, and tools to improve genetic screening rates across the healthcare system Counsyl, a DNA testing and genetic counseling service, today announced its... Continue Reading

3D Mammography Proves More Accurate in Breast Cancer Detection (03-31-2016)

Longer follow-up evaluating digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), also referred to as 3D mammography, demonstrates its continued effectiveness compared to standard digital mammography (DM) when screening for breast cancer. These results were recently published... Continue Reading

ASCO Publishes Breast Cancer Survivorship Guidelines (01-25-2016)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), in collaboration with the American Cancer Society (ACS), have released updated guidelines regarding follow-up care for breast cancer survivors. The updated guidelines were recently published in the Journal... Continue Reading

Blood Test May Predict Cancer Recurrences Earlier than Standard Methods (10-26-2015)

A blood test that can detect circulating DNA from cancer cells appears to accurately predict the risk of a breast cancer recurrence 8 months earlier than standard detection methods among women with high-risk breast cancer. However, further study is necessary... Continue Reading

The Importance of Awareness of Breast Density and Its Impact on Cancer Screening and Risk (04-23-2015)

Women in the United States may not be adequately aware of breast density and its complications. Legislation that requires providers to discuss a woman’s breast density is likely to help build awareness. These findings were reported in the Journal of... Continue Reading

Low-Fat Diet May Help Prevent Certain Breast Cancers (02-4-2015)

Women who lower their fat intake may have a reduced risk of estrogen receptor (ER)-positive/progesterone receptor (PR)-negative breast cancer. These findings were published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. The relationship between... Continue Reading

Breast Cancer Research: Have We Made Progress? (01-27-2015)

Published results from research studies in breast cancer in the last year represent several practice changing milestones. CancerConnect News coverage of advances in the management of breast cancer included the following key developments: 2014: Have we... Continue Reading

IBIS-I Trial Confirms Greater Than Fifteen Year Benefit of Tamoxifen to Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer in High-Risk Women (12-16-2014)

Long term results of the International Breast Cancer Intervention Study-I (IBIS-I) were presented at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, confirming that tamoxifen significantly decreased the risk of developing breast cancer in high-risk women. The... Continue Reading

Breastfeeding Reduces Risk of Developing Breast Cancer (12-12-2014)

Breastfeeding could cut the chance of developing breast cancer by up to one fifth according to researchers sharing the results of a major clinical study presented at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.1 Previous studies have suggested that breastfeeding... Continue Reading

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