MONDAY, Nov. 4, 2019 -- There's early promise in the quest for a blood test that might spot breast cancer up to five years before clinical signs of the disease appear, researchers say.
The test identifies specific immune system "autoantibodies," British researchers explained. The immune system produces the antibodies when it comes into contact with tumor-associated antigens (TAAs), which are produced by breast tumor cells.
FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 -- Cost often influences breast cancer patients' decisions about surgery, even if they have good incomes and insurance, a new study finds.
"Eligible women with early-stage breast cancer often have choices for surgical treatments that are equally effective and result in excellent cancer outcomes," said lead study author Dr. Rachel Greenup. She is a surgeon at Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, N.C.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 -- Deaths from breast cancer are still declining in the United States, even as more women are being diagnosed with the disease, a new report shows.
Researchers from the American Cancer Society found that the national decline in breast cancer deaths, which began about 30 years ago, is still evident. Between 1989 and 2017, the overall death rate dropped 40%.