Breast Cancer Medical Breakthroughs & News

Research links 180,000 deaths annually to sugary drinks

March 21st, 2013

Research linking the consumption of sugary drinks to thousands of deaths annually received a moderate amount of coverage online. Many sources point out that the impact was felt by both higher- and lower-income countries. Additionally, most of the articles discuss New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s recent attempt to ban large sugary drinks. USA Today […]

Obesity May Affect Breast Cancer Recovery

August 29th, 2012

By Brenda Goodman, MAWebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD Aug. 27, 2012 — Extra pounds may raise the risk for recurrence among women with the most common kind of breast cancer, a new study shows. Prior studies have found that being overweight or obese increases the risk of getting a number of cancers, […]

Breakthrough PERJETA Drug for Her2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

June 28th, 2012

On June 8, 2012, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration approved Pertuzumab injection (PERJETA™, Genentech, Inc.) for use in combination with trastuzumab and docetaxel for the treatment of patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer who have not received prior anti-HER2 therapy or chemotherapy for metastatic disease.  Pertuzumab is a similar compounds as Trastuzumab (Herceptin) […]

The Big C

October 23rd, 2011

It is estimated that there will be 230,000 cases of breast cancer, in 2011, in women. There will be another 2000 cases in men. If one looks back, since 1975, there has been a gradual increase in the incidents of breast cancer with the exception being a slight drop in 2001, which has been attributed […]

What’s News In Breast Cancer

July 8th, 2011

The biggest news for women who are at high risk to get breast cancer was recently presented at ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) and published in New England Journal of Medicine in June 2011.