Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer

3-D Mammography Improves Cancer Detection in Dense Breasts (12-4-2014)

A major new study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has found that digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3-D mammography, has the potential to significantly increase the cancer detection rate... Continue Reading

Risk-based Screening Misses Breast Cancers in Women in Their Forties (12-3-2014)

A study of breast cancers detected with screening mammography found that strong family history and dense breast tissue were commonly absent in women between the ages of 40 and 49 diagnosed with breast cancer. Results of the study were presented at the... Continue Reading

Walk or Run Your Way to a Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer (09-24-2014)

Want to reduce your risk of breast cancer? Lace up those shoes and get moving—because exercise has a significant impact. There is a growing body of evidence to indicate that exercise is crucial to reducing the risk of cancer. Now a new study has put... Continue Reading

Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence Doesn’t Increase with TNF Inhibitor Use (08-28-2014)

According to the results of a recently published study from Swedish investigators treatment with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNF) does not appear to increase the rate of breast cancer recurrence among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  The... Continue Reading

Weighing the Risks (08-12-2014)

Exploring the Link Between Obesity and Cancer By Kari Bohlke, ScD “For the great majority of Americans who do not use tobacco, weight control, dietary choices, and levels of physical activity are the most important modifiable determinants of cancer... Continue Reading

Ask the Expert: Breast Cancer, Diet and Exercise (05-19-2014)

CancerConnect recently partnered with Dana-Farber to provide you with the opportunity to engage with a breast cancer expert, Jennifer A. Ligibel, MD, of the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers at Dana-Farber. On May 7 and 8, 2014, Dr. Ligibel... Continue Reading

Regular Physical Activity Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer (04-28-2014)

An hour of daily physical activity reduces the risk of breast cancer, regardless of age or weight, according to the results of a study presented at the 2014 European Breast Cancer Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. Each year, roughly 227,000 women are diagnosed... Continue Reading

Reduced Mammography Screening for Breast Cancer Translates to Billions in Savings (02-18-2014)

Reducing mammography screening frequency from annually to biennially among women aged 50 to 74 could save the healthcare system billions of dollars annually—and may actually allow physicians to end up screening more women compared with the current practice,... Continue Reading

Arimidex May Prevent Breast Cancer in High-Risk Women (01-17-2014)

Arimidex® (anastrozole) reduced the risk of breast cancer by 53 percent in high-risk postmenopausal women, according to the results of a study presented at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and published simultaneously online in The Lancet. Arimidex... Continue Reading

Breast MRI on the Rise Among Women Who May Not Need It (12-6-2013)

The results of two large studies published in JAMA Internal Medicine indicate that the use of breast MRI has increased dramatically in the past decade, even among women who don’t meet the high-risk criteria for the screening modality. A mammogram... Continue Reading

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