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Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that forms in the cells of the breast. Although mostly found in women, men can get breast cancer too. There are a number of symptoms associated with breast cancer, but the first noticeable symptom is often a lump or area of thickened breast tissue. A lump in the breast does not necessarily mean you have cancer - most breast lumps are not cancerous. However, it is always best to have them checked by your doctor. Treatment for breast cancer may include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, targeted therapy or bone-directed therapy.
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Key mechanism for aggressive breast cancer prevention found

December 22, 2017 - 08:00
Why are some breast cancers more aggressive than others? A new study sheds light on a key molecular interaction that makes cancer more treatment-resistant.

Can an existing drug win against aggressive breast cancer?

December 20, 2017 - 08:00
A cytokine used to treat autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis may be the new weapon in the fight against triple-negative breast cancer.

Antibody reduces bone metastases '100-fold'

December 18, 2017 - 08:00
Bone metastases are notoriously difficult to treat. Breaking research tests the capabilities of a new antibody treatment, and it shows real promise.

Breast cancer: These gene variations may shorten young women's survival

December 15, 2017 - 17:00
New research finds that young women with early-onset breast cancer possess variations in a specific gene that might affect their survival.

Cancer, infection, and autoimmunity in 2018: Will we win the war?

December 15, 2017 - 16:00
Vaccines have changed the way we treat disease. But cancer, infection, and autoimmunity have not been eradicated. Are biomaterials the missing link?

What are the health benefits of carrot juice?

December 13, 2017 - 11:00
Aside from great taste, carrot juice may provide numerous health benefits. Learn about the nutritional value and possible risks of drinking carrot juice.

Breast cancer treatment: Can Brussels sprouts, soy reduce side effects?

December 11, 2017 - 16:00
Researchers have found that soy and cruciferous vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, could reduce the long-term side effects of breast cancer treatment.

Metformin may prevent multidrug-resistant breast cancer

December 7, 2017 - 08:00
Type 2 diabetes drug metformin has been found to inhibit and reverse the development of multidrug resistance in vitro in breast cancer cells.

How cancer could be treated with an old alcoholism drug

December 7, 2017 - 08:00
New research exposes the mechanism by which the anti-alcohol addiction drug disulfiram, also known as Antabuse, could be used to treat cancer.

Killing cancer softly: New approach halts tumor growth

December 1, 2017 - 08:00
Cancer therapy can sometimes, paradoxically, help the cancer to spread. New research shows why that is, and what can be done to stop it.

Sugar and cancer: A surprise connection or 50-year cover-up?

November 24, 2017 - 08:00
Knowledge of a connection between sugar and cancer might reach back as far as 50 years. But what is the evidence today? And can we get away from sugar?

More than just 'chemo brain': Cancer impacts memory, too

November 23, 2017 - 08:00
After chemotherapy, many people report experiencing 'chemo brain,' characterized by impaired cognitive function. But could cancer itself be to blame?

Cancer cell growth halted with cold and flu drug

November 21, 2017 - 17:00
A drug commonly used to ease cold and flu symptoms can starve cancer cells of the proteins they need to grow and divide, a new study finds.

Many grapple with PTSD after a cancer diagnosis

November 20, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers point to a large incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder cases at 6 months after a cancer diagnosis and urge better mental health support.

Risk of breast cancer's return continues long after treatment ends

November 9, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers find that the risk of breast cancer recurrence stays high for decades after treatment. They ask whether therapy should continue for longer.

Warfarin may prevent cancer

November 6, 2017 - 17:00
The anticoagulant warfarin may do more than prevent blood clots. Researchers have found that the drug may also protect against cancer development.

Soy component could improve breast cancer treatment

November 1, 2017 - 08:00
New research suggests that a component of soy foods may have the potential to improve breast cancer treatments, leading to the suppression of tumors.