Breast cancer news

Women reveal reasons they reject a preventive treatment for breast cancer

Only around a fifth of women at higher risk of developing breast cancer think they need to take a drug proven to help prevent the disease.

My sister’s cancer diagnosis: ‘I just remember waiting for news all the time’

Rachel, from East Sussex, shares how her sister Thekla’s breast cancer diagnosis has affected the family so far.

Targeted drug could extend lives of some women with advanced breast cancer

Combining a targeted drug with hormone therapy could extend survival for some women with advanced breast cancer, according to new trial results.

Immunotherapy trial shows promise for some women with an aggressive breast cancer

An immunotherapy drug has shown promise for the first time in a form of aggressive breast cancer.

Computer simulation suggests risk-based breast screening could have benefits

New computer simulation study suggests only screening women deemed at a ‘high risk’ of breast cancer could help to reduce unnecessary diagnoses.

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