Long after childbirth, a persistent risk for metastatic breast cancer

Breast cancers that emerge after a woman gives birth are significantly more likely to spread and become life-threatening. And this elevated risk endures for at least 10 years, a new study has...

New path to stop drug-resistant breast cancer

Even when anti-cancer drugs appear to eliminate tumors, a resistant few malignant cells can survive and allow cancers to resume a fatal onslaught. Researchers at OHSU in Portland have revealed a...

A potential way to reduce the risk of postpartum breast cancers

Breast cancers that emerge in young women within a few years after pregnancy are strikingly more dangerous. A new study suggests that the common pain reliever ibuprofen might work as a preventive...

How strength training may improve cancer survival

Cancer survivors who engage in strength training or other vigorous physical activity tend to live longer and have a lower risk of recurrence than those who don’t work out. A new study helps explain...

Why breast cancer is more dangerous for new moms

Breast cancers that emerge after a woman gives birth are significantly more deadly. Those diagnosed within five years of childbirth are about three times more likely to spread and give rise to...

After breast-conserving surgery, how much radiation therapy is enough?

Clinical trials have long since proved that breast-conserving surgery combined with radiation therapy is an effective alternative to mastectomy. But uncertainty persists about the required doses...

Ambiguous breast biopsies often “overinterpreted”

Pathologists’ tendency to overinterpret breast biopsies may be contributing to the problem of breast cancer overdiagnosis. That’s according to a report this week in Annals of Internal Medicine...