January 1, 2013 The 2012 mammography debate was a continuation of a controversy touched off three years ago when a government task force said women under 50 don't need regular mammograms. And one recent analysis found that regular screenings haven't reduced the rate of advanced breast cancers.
November 28, 2012 More than three-quarters of women who opt for double mastectomies are not getting any benefit because their risk of cancer developing in the healthy breast is no greater than in women without cancer.
November 21, 2012 The last three decades have seen a dramatic increase in early-stage, but not late-stage, breast cancers, as mammography has become routine. Some researchers are concerned that women are being treated for cancers that would never turn deadly.
September 24, 2012 They found 40 or so key differences — all potential targets for cleverly designed drugs. But the researchers caution that their study is a long way from the outmoded dream of a silver bullet that would knock out breast cancer – or any other kind. The report was published in the journal Nature.
September 7, 2012 Researchers concluded that exposure to diagnostic radiation before age 30 is associated with an increased breast cancer risk in women with a certain genetic mutation. They recommend that if a girl or young woman needs diagnostic evaluation via X-ray or CT scan for any reason, she should undergo MRI, which does not use radiation.
August 20, 2012 A flurry of donations to Planned Parenthood during a dispute with Susan G. Komen Foundation is fueling an expansion of breast cancer services. Planned Parenthood is stepping up education about breast health. The funds will help fund mammograms and other tests, as well as the distribution of a tool to help doctors and nurses assess cancer risk.
June 1, 2012 The wealthiest parts of the globe account for about 40 percent of cancer cases, yet have only 15 percent of the world's population. By 2030, cases of cancer will have risen in all countries, but those in the middle stages of development today can expect the biggest changes.
June 1, 2012 Participation is down in races to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity. Some Komen supporters remain skeptical about the group, even though a decision to cut funding for Planned Parenthood was reversed quickly.
February 7, 2012 Karen Handel, a former Republican candidate for governor in Georgia, resigned her job, effective immediately, as vice president for public policy at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The departure comes days after the breast-cancer charity reversed course on funding for Planned Parenthood.
February 3, 2012 Earlier this week, the foundation moved to discontinue funding of breast cancer screening by Planned Parenthood. The change came because of a new Komen policy forbidding forbidding grants to organizations under official investigation. Now that policy has been changed again.
February 2, 2012 A top official reportedly quits to protest the decision of the breast-cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure to yank funding from Planned Parenthood. The women's health organization says it's already collected most of the $680,000 it lost.
February 2, 2012 The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation said it regretted the effect of its new funding policy on groups such as Planned Parenthood. But the group denied politics played any role in its decision and said such allegations were a distraction from the search for cancer cures.
December 9, 2011 Alcohol, cigarettes and cellphones have all been purported to increase the risk of developing breast cancer. A report from the Institute of Medicine sorts through the research about various environmental factors and breast cancer to help women cut the risks.
November 18, 2011 After more than a year of deliberations and an unprecedented public hearing in June, the agency has revoked approval of the biotech blockbuster Avastin, a medicine that chokes off the blood supply to various cancer cells, as a treatment for metastatic breast cancer.