Breast density laws may spur new screening modalities. As breast density notification legislation continues to spread across the U.S., the new laws will begin to have greater influence not only on standards in breast imaging, but also on screening technologies. (Aunt Minnie login)
Imaging, not surgery, advised for some papillomas. Imaging surveillance is an acceptable alternative to surgical excision in patients with benign papillomas. (Aunt Minnie login)
Dieting May Lower Hormone Levels Tied to Breast Cancer. New research suggests that weight loss through exercise and dieting helps overweight women lower the levels of certain hormones in their blood, potentially raising the odds that they'll avoid developing breast cancer.
Infection Causes 1 in 6 Cancers Worldwide: Study. "Infections with certain viruses, bacteria and parasites are one of the biggest and most preventable causes of cancer worldwide,"
99% of Breast Cancer Tissue Contained This Everyday Chemical (NOT Aluminum). New research examining parabens found in cancerous human breast tissue points the finger at antiperspirants and other cosmetics for increasing your risk of breast cancer.
Circulating Breast Cancer Cells May Signal Trouble. Tumor cells detected in the blood may be a bad sign for prognosis in chemo-naive, early-stage breast cancer. (MedPage)
FDA to Let Women Try New Breast Cancer Drugs Earlier. Regulators are moving the goal posts in testing new drugs for breast cancer in the hopes of giving more women with aggressive, early-stage cancers the chance to try promising drugs while they have the best shot at a cure. (Medscape)
Breast Cancer Risk in Survivors Higher Than Realized. Among survivors of childhood cancer who were treated with radiotherapy to the chest, the risk of developing breast cancer is higher than was previously thought. (Medscape)
ARRS: Digital tomo cuts breast exam recall rates by 40%. Dr. Melissa Durand described the impact of adding DBT during the first seven months of use in the radiology department. (Aunt Minnie login)
Breast Cancer Risk Associated With Sex Hormones Reduced By Losing Weight. Even a moderate amount of weight loss can considerably decrease levels of circulating estrogens that are linked to a higher risk of breast cancer.
Working Nights Raises Risk for Breast Cancer. Women who regularly worked the night shift were more likely to develop breast cancer. (MedPage)
Study Finds that Natural Substance Called Apigenin Slows Progression of a Human Cancer. Apigenin, a natural substance found in grocery store produce aisles, shows promise as a non-toxic treatment for an aggressive form of human breast cancer.