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  Computer Based Model Helps Radiologists Diagnose Breast Cancer
Early Detection of Second Breast Cancers Halves Women’s Risk of Death
Eating Soy Early in Life May Reduce Breast Cancer Among Asian Women
Gene Helps Protect Tumor Suppressor in Breast Cancer
Light Reveals Breast Tumor Oxygen Status
Study Documents How p53 Mutations Link to High-Grade Breast Cancer, Poor Outcomes
New Drug Agent Knocks Out Multiple Enzymes in Cancer Pathway
New Test May Predict Breast Cancer Metastasis
New Test May Predict Spread of Breast Cancer
Penn Study Examines Power of Exercise to Prevent Breast Cancer
Personalized Medicine Helps Cancer Patients Survive
Quality of Life May Impact Coping Strategies of Young Women with Breast Cancer
Researchers Identify Protein That May Help Breast Cancer Spread, Beat Cancer Drugs
Risk of Aggressive Breast Cancer Subtype is Three Times Higher for Black Women

More Women with Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Choosing Double Mastectomies

A University of Minnesota cancer surgeon and researcher has found a dramatic increase in the number of women diagnosed with the earliest stage of breast cancer choosing to have both breasts surgically removed.

The rate of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) surgery among U.S. women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) increased by 188 percent between 1998 and 2005, according to Todd Tuttle, M.D., lead researcher on this study.

Tuttle is associate professor of oncologic surgery with the University of Minnesota Medical School and a researcher with the University's Masonic Cancer Center. The National Cancer Institute sponsored this research study and the findings were published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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