Breast cancer news

News digest – Frozen needles, a smokefree UK, microbubbles and… breaking cancer’s ‘legs’?

Frozen needles, a smokefree UK, microbubbles and how scientists in the US are trying to break cancer cells’ ‘legs’. Here’s our weekly news report.

Study estimates breast and ovarian cancer risk linked to faulty BRCA genes

A new study has estimated the ages at which women with faults in two particular genes are most at risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

ASCO 2017: 4 ways treatment could change following world’s largest cancer conference

Targeted treatment up front improves survival for advanced prostate cancer, and we predict a change in thinking for precision cancer medicine.

Breast cancer drug approved for NHS England

The drug trastuzumab emtansine (Kadcyla) will soon be routinely available for patients in England with an advanced type of breast cancer.

Combining immunotherapies could benefit some aggressive breast cancers

Using two immunotherapy drugs together could help treat some patients with an aggressive form of breast cancer, according to an Australian study.

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