Bioengineered mice resistant to certain breast cancers

...protein linked to half of all human breast cancers. The bioengineered mice lack...are dramatic proof that certain breast cancers can occur only when the protein...high amounts in half of human breast cancers, it has become the focus of much...

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Georgia Regents University research targets most difficult breast cancer

...precisely these kinds of difficult breast cancers that some researchers at Georgia...estrogen does in estrogen-sensitive breast cancers, said Dr. Ahmed Chadli, an...is why GRU is going after these breast cancers because they are aggressive and...

Pills may help kill cancer cells

...show promise in battling some breast cancers, said a prominent researcher...tumor biopsies. About a third of breast cancers are hormone dependent, meaning...found that tamoxifen can reduce breast cancers in high-risk women by 45 percent...

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Gene mutation puts family at high risk of breast cancer

...They're saying by the time I'm 30, they want to do a complete mastectomy," Burkett said.Only about 10 percent of breast cancers result from hereditary factors, said Dr. Thomas Samuel, the director of the multidisciplinary breast cancer program...

Breast cancer patient's successful surgery tempered by gene mutation

...breast cancer seven years ago and did not get genetic testing because she was not a candidate.Only 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers are caused by the inherited genes, according to the American Cancer Society, and less than 1 percent of the population...

Genetic testing changes breast cancer focus

...cancer program at the cancer center. Two appear to target the HER2 marker but one, called everolimus, is aimed at breast cancers without HER2 but that are estrogen-positive and whose disease has spread, Samuel said. Many times those patients...

Advanced breast cancer in young patients accelerating

...identify a potential cause. A 2007 study among women in Switzerland found an increase in women ages 25-39 for all breast cancers but also did not point to a cause."To make a long story short, we couldn't find a single explanation for the...

Think pink: Your frequent breast cancer questions, answered

...or similar tools.? If my sister had breast cancer, will I get breast cancer, too?Only about 10 percent of breast cancers overall are related to family history.But family history can be a predictor of breast cancer, especially if first-degree...

Cancer worse for blacks, American Cancer Society says

...grade of tumor and cancer that has spread to a distant site.While mammography rates are similar, 51 percent of breast cancers in blacks have not spread when they are discovered vs. 61 percent for whites, the report found. Black women were...

Doctors urge breast cancer test

...and the finding increased her odds of beating the disease. "I was very lucky, very lucky," she said. Although breast cancers seem to be on the rise, advocates say they hope awareness and early detection also is rising, leading to growing...