Breast cancer news

Radiotherapy risks are much higher for smokers

Smokers treated for breast cancer have much higher risks than non-smokers of developing lung cancer or heart attack as a result of radiotherapy

Drug fused to antibody shrinks triple negative breast tumours

A drug that uses an antibody to target cancer cells shrank tumours in women with triple negative breast cancer that has spread, according to a clinical trial.

More breast cancer patients than previously thought could benefit from existing targeted treatment

As many as 1 in 5 women with breast cancer could benefit from a drug used to treat ovarian cancer, according to new estimates.

‘Google Earth’ for tumours could change cancer diagnostics and drug testing forever

Combining new ways to measure molecules could lead to the most accurate picture of tumours ever created. We explore the science behind the approach.

More support needed for GPs to make best use of cancer preventing drugs

A new Cancer Research UK report reveals that GPs want more support when offering drugs that lower the risk of certain cancers.

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