Breast cancer news
New computer simulation study suggests only screening women deemed at a ‘high risk’ of breast cancer could help to reduce unnecessary diagnoses.
Older women diagnosed with breast cancer in England are less likely to survive their disease than those in Belgium, Poland, Ireland and the Netherlands.
A test that measures gene activity can help tailor treatment for some women with early stage breast cancer, sparing them chemotherapy.
Six months of treatment could be as effective as 12 months for women with a type of early stage breast cancer, according to unpublished clinical trial results.
In the immediate aftermath, estimating the numbers affected by a breast screening error might do more harm than good.