Tag Archives: Breast

Breast cancer drug trial raises hopes

A new type of drug that blocks one of cancer’s escape routes from chemotherapy could be used to treat aggressive breast cancers, a study suggests. Scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London, found the drug could boost the response to chemotherapy in cancers that had become resistant in both cells grown in the… Read More »

WATCH: Beyonce’s dad, Mathew Knowles reveals he has breast cancer

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Mathew Knowles is fighting breast cancer. The man who’s best known for the years he spent managing his superstar daughters Beyonce and Solange announced the news during a sit-down interview with Michael Strahan for Good Morning America that will air Wednesday. A short teaser was released on Twitter on Tuesday and in it,… Read More »

Moderate Alcohol Consumption And Breast Cancer (STUDY)

Researchers have used prospectively obtained data from 105,986 women in a comprehensive study to evaluate the moderate consumption of alcohol and breast cancer risk association.[1] A large amount of observational research has revealed that women who consume alcohol have an increased risk of breast cancer. The relation appears to be generally stronger for those women… Read More »

High-Risk Women Can Benefit From Medications to Prevent Breast Cancer

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued updated recommendations on the use of medications to reduce the risk of breast cancer. The experts recommend that clinicians should offer preventive medications to women with an elevated risk of developing breast cancer due to factors such as family history or harmful BRCA mutations, but women… Read More »

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) being linked to increase in breast cancer risk

Hormone replacement therapy is linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, scientists have warned. A major review of worldwide evidence found almost all forms of the treatment were linked to the raised risk. And it revealed for the first time the risk stays higher for more than 10 years after use. The study said… Read More »