Current Month 2004
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  Mastectomy Rates Higher for South Asian Women in UK
Body Fat and Its Role in Breast Cancer
CAD Proves to be Viable Option For Second Reading Mammograms
Using Mammogram Visits to Encourage Other Cancer Screenings
Scientists Confirm New Breast Cancer Gene
First Multi-Center Trial Shows Cryosurgery Successful at Treating Some Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Digital Mammography Takes Longer to Interpret Than Screen-Film Mammography
Two Studies Examine Safe Three Agent Combination Therapy for HER2-Positive Advanced Breast Cancer
Electromagnetic Breast Imaging Tested as Alternative to Mammography
Scientists Develop New Method That May Detect Lymph Node Metastasis
Mammography and Pap Smears Should Be Targeted at Healthy Older Women
Obesity May Affect Accuracy of Mammography
Pregnancies Ending in Miscarriage and Abortion Do Not Increase Risk of Developing Breast Cancer
Program Predicts Who is Most at Risk of Breast Cancer
Soy Processing Influences Estrogen Dependent Breast Cancer Growth in Mice
Taxanes May Enhance Immunity in Breast Cancer Patients
New Drugs Called VDAs Target Tumor Blood Vessels
Other Health Factors Beyond Tumor Size Affect Cancer Prognosis
Yoga for Fatigue after Breast Cancer Treatment

Aspirin Use Associated with Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer

Women who report regular use of aspirin appear to have a reduced risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association.

While cancer epidemiology and prevention have traditionally focused on the identification and modification of lifestyle factors that may increase or decrease the risk of various cancers, much recent attention has been centered on chemoprevention, the use of chemical agents to prevent or inhibit the carcinogenic process, according to background information in the article.

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Researchers Confirm Genetic Link Between Hereditary Breast and Prostate Cancer

A new study shows that the risk for prostate cancer is significantly elevated in men who are part of families with a hereditary form of breast and ovarian cancer. Researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have determined that men in families carrying BRCA genetic mutations have a three- to five-fold increased risk of prostate cancer.

"While the association between hereditary breast and prostate cancer has been suspected, this is the first study of its type to confirm the link," said Kenneth Offit, MD, Chief of the Clinical Genetics Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering and senior author of the study, which was published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research.

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