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Gum disease increases women's risk of breast cancer
Researchers from the University of Santa Maria in Brazil believe the bacteria that cause mouth inflammation enter the circulation via the gums where they go into breast tissue and cause tumours. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Birth Control Pill Tied to Slight Rise in Breast Cancer Risk
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Birth Control, Breast Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Birth control pills slightly raise risk of breast cancer, study suggests
About 140 million women use some type of hormonal contraception, including about 16 million in the United States (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pembro Boosts Treatment Impact in Advanced Breast Cancer Pembro Boosts Treatment Impact in Advanced Breast Cancer
Adding pembrolizumab to trastuzumab in treatment-resistant advanced breast cancer appears to reactivate the immune response and achieve a clinical benefit, early-phase trial data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Pain Tied to Breast Cancer Care
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Pain From Breast Cancer Care
The finding could be a win-win for breast cancer patients,  said one oncologist who reviewed the study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No hormone-based contraceptive risk-free, study finds
New birth control methods that use lower doses of hormones to prevent pregnancy still increase a woman ’s risk of breast cancer by 20 percent, according to a study of 1.8 million Danish women published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  The study of health data from 1.8 million women in Denmark found 68 cases of breast cancer occurring annually in every 100,000 women using hormonal birth co ntrol versus 55 cases a year among nonusers, The New York Times reported.  Dr. Marisa Weiss, an oncologist… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Birth control still linked to increased risk of breast cancer
Birth control can increase a woman's risk of breast cancer by up to 38%, depending on how long she has taken it, a new study finds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Study Reinforces Link Between Birth Control & Breast Cancer Risk
By Meera Senthilingam, CNN (CNN) — Birth control can increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer by up to 38%, depending on how long she has taken it, a new study finds. The risk was associated with all forms of hormonal contraception — such as the pill, injections or IUDs — when compared with women who have never used them. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen analyzed data from 1.8 million women under the age of 50 in Denmark. They followed the women for nearly 11 years, on average. The level of breast cancer risk increased the longer a woman had been taking hormonal contraceptives, with the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News birth control Breast Cancer Source Type: news

For Breast Cancer Patients, Less Time on Hormonal Meds?
THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 -- Women with earlier-stage breast cancer may be able to spend less time on hormonal therapy without dimming their prognosis, a new study suggests. In a trial of nearly 3,500 patients, researchers found that seven years of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

In Young Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer, Kisqali Delays Tumor Growth And Relieves Symptoms
For young, pre-menopausal women living with metastatic breast cancer, the need for better treatments ―that so clearly and effectively delay tumor progression and improve the quality of lives―is huge. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elaine Schattner, Contributor Tags: NYSE:NVS Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Pain Tied to Breast Cancer Care
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acupuncture, Breast Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Hormonal birth control linked to increased breast cancer risk: Study
Women using hormonal birth control methods -- from the pill, to the ring and implants -- appeared to have a 20 percent higher risk of breast cancer, according to a new study of 1.8 million women in Denmark. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Lumicell aims $29m Series C at pivotal breast cancer trial and expansion into other cancers
With $28.7 million from a recently-closed Series C round, Lumicell reported today that it plans to launch a pivotal trial of its image-guided cancer surgery tech in breast cancer. The Wellesley, Mass.-based company added that it hopes to expand its clinical program into other solid tumor cancers, including lung, ovarian and brain cancer. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Lumicell aims $29m Series C at pivotal breast cancer trial and expansion into other cancers appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - December 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Oncology Pharmaceuticals Surgical Lumicell Source Type: news

Modern birth control linked to breast cancer risk, study finds
A new study finds a link between newer forms of hormonal birth control and the risk of breast cancer. It found a small but meaningful increase in risk following the extended use of birth control pills, IUD's and other forms of hormonal contraception. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" from Los Angeles to discuss why the news is a surprise to many doctors. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormone-based contraception raises breast cancer risk
According to a study, published in theNew England Journal of Medicine, lower oestrogen-containing contraceptives still confer an increased risk of developing breast cancer.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

All forms of hormonal contraception up breast cancer risk
A study led by the University of Aberdeen found the combined pill and progestogen-only pill have same risk, as do non-oral products such as the hormone-intrauterine system (IUS). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Pain Tied to Breast Cancer Care
THURSDAY, Dec. 7, 2017 -- Some common breast cancer medications can trigger joint pain, but new research suggests acupuncture may ease that side effect. The finding could be a win-win for breast cancer patients, said one oncologist who reviewed the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Metformin may prevent multidrug-resistant breast cancer
Type 2 diabetes drug metformin has been found to inhibit and reverse the development of multidrug resistance in vitro in breast cancer cells. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Hormonal Contraception Tied to Breast Cancer Risk, But Major Concerns Raised About Study Limitations
Use of hormonal contraception is associated with increased breast cancer risk, an observational study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds. Researchers followed 1.8... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 7, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Pain Tied to Breast Cancer Care
Title: Acupuncture May Ease Pain Tied to Breast Cancer CareCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/7/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New Breast Cancer Drug May Benefit Younger Women, Too
Title: New Breast Cancer Drug May Benefit Younger Women, TooCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/7/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Birth Control Pill Tied to Slight Rise in Breast Cancer Risk
Title: Birth Control Pill Tied to Slight Rise in Breast Cancer RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/6/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/7/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - December 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Breast ultrasound traits help predict cancer prognosis
Certain features of invasive breast cancer identified on ultrasound can help...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How effective is ER ultrasound for breast abscesses? How do women fare when breast cancer is detected on US? Elastography, color Doppler US avoid breast biopsies Contrast US helps assess breast cancer treatment response AIUM: Machine learning may aid breast ultrasound reads (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 7, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Community practices not following guidelines for MRI breast cancer screening
(Springer) Guidelines are not being followed to ensure that breast cancer screening of high risk women, such as those with a strong family history of breast cancer, includes an additional MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan. Deirdre A. Hill of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine led a study on this in the Journal of General Internal Medicine which is published by Springer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

SABCS: I-SPY 3-year pCR results are powerful predictor for breast cancer survival
(King + Company) I-SPY TRIAL for Breast Cancer shows pathological complete response (pCR) predicts event-free/disease-free survival: Findings presented in Oral Presentation at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium today by Douglas Yee, MD for Quantum Leap Healthcare Collaborative. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Biological factors don't fully explain racial disparities for breast cancer type
(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) The biological features of patients' tumors partially explained a racial disparity for women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer, but UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers said it didn't explain it completely. The preliminary findings were reported at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Acupuncture significantly reduces joint pain for breast cancer patients
(SWOG) In the largest, most rigorous study of its kind, acupuncture was found to significantly reduce the debilitating joint pain experienced by tens of thousands of women each year while being treated for early stage breast cancer, according to SWOG research results to be announced at a Dec. 7 press conference at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

SABCS: Ribociclib Ups PFS in HR + HER2 − Advanced Breast Cancer
Significant improvement in progression - free survival for pre - and perimenopausal women (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Conference News, Source Type: news

Study links birth control pills to breast cancer
A new study out Wednesday looked into the link between birth control pills and breast cancer. Dr. Jon LaPook explains. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Ease Pain Tied to Breast Cancer Care
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - December 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

For Breast Cancer Patients, Less Time on Hormonal Meds?
(Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Breast Cancer - December 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Even Low-Dose Contraceptives Slightly Increase Breast Cancer Risk
The absolute risk is very low. But low-dose formulations of birth control pills and other hormone-releasing contraceptives pose about the same risk to breasts as older formulations, a big study finds.(Image credit: Katherine Streeter for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patti Neighmond Source Type: news

Birth control pills slightly raise risk of breast cancer, study suggests
About 140 million women use some type of hormonal contraception, including about 16 million in the United States (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hormonal birth control linked to increased breast cancer risk, study says
The study included 1.8 million women over the course of nearly 11 years. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Birth Control Pills Still Linked to Breast Cancer, Study Finds
Women using birth control pills and I.U.D.s that release hormones face a higher risk than those using methods without hormones, scientists in Denmark reported. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hormones Estrogen Breast Cancer Birth Control and Family Planning New England Journal of Medicine Denmark Source Type: news

Birth Control Tied to Rise in Breast Cancer Risk
Still, experts cautioned that the absolute risk of breast cancer for any one woman on the Pill remains very low. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study confirms higher breast cancer risk with hormone-based contraception
(Reuters Health) - Women who currently use or recently used hormone-based contraception face a 20 percent higher risk of breast cancer, although the overall risk for most women is relatively low, a new study of 1.8 million women in Denmark has concluded. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Small risk of breast cancer seen with hormone contraceptives
Modern low-dose birth control pills, available since the 1990s, have fewer side effects than the earliest oral contraceptives (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

All forms of hormonal contraception carry breast cancer risk, study finds
Research shows small increase in risk until about five years after contraception is stopped, despite hopes that newer types might prove saferAll forms of the pill and other hormonal contraception carry a small risk of breast cancer, which lasts for about five years after women stop taking it, according to new research.The increased risk has been known for some time, but there were hopes that newer forms of hormonal contraception – such as those which release progesterone only – would be safer. However,the new study in the New England Journal of Medicine confirms the 20% added risk that women run – althoug...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Breast cancer Medical research Contraception and family planning Health Science Society Source Type: news

Does Birth Control Use Up Breast Cancer Risk? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risk higher for certain oral contraceptives, but absolute risk was small (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - December 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes drug and aspirin boosts cancer drug effectiveness
Metformin may slow breast cancer growth, a study by the University of Saskatchewan in Canada found. Adding aspirin to a cancer drug could help combat pancreatic, lung and colorectal cancers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survival in Three Cancers About 10% Better for Whites vs Blacks Survival in Three Cancers About 10% Better for Whites vs Blacks
In terms of cancer survival in the United States, there are'large and persistent'racial differences for ovarian, colon, and breast cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Trastuzumab No Benefit In Low-HER2 Breast Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- New findings should ditch use of drug for women not clearly HER2-positive (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - December 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

New Breast Cancer Drug May Help Younger Women, Too
Adding a new drug to standard treatment can slow the progression of advanced breast cancer in younger women, a new clinical trial has found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dose-Dense Chemotherapy Improves Outcomes in Breast Cancer Dose-Dense Chemotherapy Improves Outcomes in Breast Cancer
Dose intensification of breast cancer chemotherapy significantly reduces the risk for recurrence and mortality from breast cancer at 10 years compared to standard chemotherapy given every 3 weeks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New Breast Cancer Drug May Benefit Younger Women, Too
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 6, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Research, News, Source Type: news

No Trastuzumab Benefit in HER2-Low Breast Cancer After All No Trastuzumab Benefit in HER2-Low Breast Cancer After All
Despite previous analyses suggesting that adding trastuzumab to adjuvant chemotherapy may benefit patients with low HER2 expression, a new large trial shows no impact on outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Diabetes drug metformin 'may help reverse breast cancer drug resistance'
A WIDELY-used diabetes drug may have the ability to reverse breast cancer drug resistance, research suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Breast Cancer Drug May Benefit Younger Women, Too
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news