A Breast Cancer Elf?
Here’s an intriguing thought. What if we could reprogram cancer so it responds to treatment? That’s exactly what breast cancer experts are exploring.
Can a Single Gene Defeat Tamoxifen Treatment?
Not all women respond to a common breast cancer drug called tamoxifen . Not to worry–these women can now be identified and switched to another medication before the disease turns deadly.
Powerful Rx Combo for Advanced Breast Cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug to be used for postmenopausal women with advanced hormone-receptor positive and HER2-negative breast cancer.
Fat Cells Cuddle Up With and Hold Estrogen
Obesity. Obesity. Obesity. It's spreading everywhere and touches most every chronic health condition. Now researchers find obesity could affect how well long-term breast cancer treatments work.
Boosting Bone Density and Extending Lives
Postmenopausal breast cancer patients are often prescribed aromatase inhibitors after primary treatment to reduce the risks of disease recurrence. These drugs can cause bone density loss, though.
Rx Prevents Breast Cancer Survivor Bone Loss
Breast cancer survivors who are taking certain medications are at higher risk for bone loss. An available drug has been shown to overcome this serious side effect.
Femara Superior to Tamoxifen Study Shows
For years, tamoxifen has been the gold standard for keeping breast cancer from reappearing. Updated research shows another medication known as an aromatase inhibitor is even more effective for post-menopausal women.
Male Hormones Drive Some Female Breast Cancers
Most breast cancers are fueled by the female hormone estrogen. In an interesting twist, scientists have discovered that a male hormone ignites breast tumor growth in some women.
Drug Helps Prevent Breast Cancer
A drug currently being used to treat breast cancer has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of developing the disease. The aromatase inhibitor, Aromasin (exemestane), helps post-menopausal women avoid breast cancer altogether.
Drug Therapy Before Surgery Shrinks Breast Cancer Tumors
Women with large breast cancer tumors usually have two options - have chemotherapy to shrink the tumor before a lumpectomy - or have the entire breast removed. Now there are gentler options.