Breast Cancer Articles & Stories

Biosimilar Drugs Can Lower Price of Cancer Treatment, but Concerns Still Loom

Biosimilar Drugs Can Lower Price of Cancer Treatment, but Concerns Still Loom

It has become standard practice for American households to substitute generic drugs for their name brand equivalents. These generics can save families a tremendous amount of money over time. However, a new class of drugs is emerging that attempts to emulate the efficacy of more complex drugs k... Read More


Omega-3 Fatty Acids Slow Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Slow Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation

Omega-3 fatty acids demonstrate the capacity to slow the growth of triple-negative breast cancer cells when compared to cells from luminal types of cancer. This is according to research from Fox Chase Cancer Center. Read More


Battling Breast Cancer by Curbing its Sugar Craving

Battling Breast Cancer by Curbing its Sugar Craving

Investigators have found a means of potentially battling chemotherapy-resistant breast cancer. This is according to a study published in the journal Chemical Science. This new approach, developed by University of Southampton researches, involves curbing breast cancer cells' sugar craving. Read More


Breast Cancer Treatment Can Be Improved with Proteomics

Breast Cancer Treatment Can Be Improved with Proteomics

Karolinska Institute researchers in Sweden have found a protein that could aid doctors in determining what type of treatment patients with hormone driven breast cancer should undergo. Published in Nature Communications, this recent study shows that high levels of a protein known as retinoic ac... Read More


Diagnosed with Breast Cancer? Be Aware of Your Treatment Options

Diagnosed with Breast Cancer? Be Aware of Your Treatment Options

A breast cancer diagnosis can bring forth a wide range of emotions including shock, denial, fear, and sadness. But remember, a cancer diagnosis is not the end. Rather, it is the beginning of a battle on many fronts that will test a patient's will and resolve. Breast cancer can be beaten. Incre... Read More


Cognitive Training May Help Breast Cancer Patients' Mental Processing

Cognitive Training May Help Breast Cancer Patients' Mental Processing

Does standard chemotherapy for patients with breast cancer affect how well they think - how well the brain functions? This is a question that has been troubling both patients and doctors for several years. Commonly called "chemo-brain", the question arises whether there are strategies that can... Read More


Breast Cancer Risk Lowered by Fish Oils

Breast Cancer Risk Lowered by Fish Oils

Ingesting fish oils can greatly reduce an individual's risk of developing breast cancer, according to new research published in BMJ. The study examined 21 different independent prospective cohort studies and found a high intake of fish and fish oils was linked to a 14 percent lower risk of bre... Read More


Breast Cancer Patient Survival May Be Linked to Cardio Fitness Levels

Breast Cancer Patient Survival May Be Linked to Cardio Fitness Levels

Women who receive treatment for breast cancer encounter greatly impaired cardio-pulmonary function that can continue for years long after they have finished care for the disease. This is according to a study led by Lee Jones, PhD, at Duke University Medical Center. Read More


Alcohol Consumption Linked to Higher Cancer Risk

Alcohol Consumption Linked to Higher Cancer Risk

While alcohol is commonly used as a social lubricant, recent studies have linked alcohol consumption to aging and also an increased cancer risk. The organic chemical compound acetaldehyde which is responsible for hangovers also represents an increased risk of cancer, particularly to heavy drin... Read More


Fertility Drugs Raise Cancer Risk

Fertility Drugs Raise Cancer Risk

Taking medications to enhance fertility appears to increase the chance of developing uterine cancer in particular, as well as some other forms of the disease, according to a very large, long, recently completed study. Drugs that stimulate ovulation have been used for more than three decades to... Read More


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