Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare.
What is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the United Kingdom. Every year 48,000 new cases are diagnosed there. Of these, 80% are over 50 but younger women, and in rare cases, men, can also get breast cancer. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death for women aged 34 to 54.

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California law banning toxic chemicals in cosmetics will transform industry

California law banning toxic chemicals in cosmetics will transform industry

State-of-the-art technology provides high levels of accuracy in breast cancer diagnosis

State-of-the-art technology provides high levels of accuracy in breast cancer diagnosis

UVA researchers discover gene responsible for the metastasis of triple-negative breast cancer

UVA researchers discover gene responsible for the metastasis of triple-negative breast cancer

Scientists identify previously unknown mechanism that drives tumor spread

Scientists identify previously unknown mechanism that drives tumor spread

Researchers use proteogenomics to better understand the biological complexity of breast cancer

Researchers use proteogenomics to better understand the biological complexity of breast cancer

A DNA-based nanogel for targeted delivery of therapeutics

A DNA-based nanogel for targeted delivery of therapeutics

Cannabidiol oils are equally or less effective at inhibiting certain cancer cell lines

Cannabidiol oils are equally or less effective at inhibiting certain cancer cell lines

Natural products and herbal medicines show promise in fight against COVID-19

Natural products and herbal medicines show promise in fight against COVID-19

Immunotherapy combination shrinks rare angiosarcoma tumors in 25% of patients

Immunotherapy combination shrinks rare angiosarcoma tumors in 25% of patients

New method using light-activated liposomes is safer, more direct to deliver CRISPR gene therapy

New method using light-activated liposomes is safer, more direct to deliver CRISPR gene therapy

Discovering a new role for a protein that could cause breast cancer to spread to the lungs

Discovering a new role for a protein that could cause breast cancer to spread to the lungs

A promising vaccine for treating poorly immunogenic tumors

A promising vaccine for treating poorly immunogenic tumors

Surgery studies show progress, opportunity to decrease opioid prescribing

Surgery studies show progress, opportunity to decrease opioid prescribing

Strenuous jobs increase the likelihood of having a baby with fetal macrosomia

Strenuous jobs increase the likelihood of having a baby with fetal macrosomia

Novel 3D-printed scaffold loaded with chemotherapy drug could reduce breast cancer recurrence

Novel 3D-printed scaffold loaded with chemotherapy drug could reduce breast cancer recurrence

Researchers monitor effects of COVID-19 outbreak on care of cancer patients

Researchers monitor effects of COVID-19 outbreak on care of cancer patients

Researchers develop novel chemo-immunotherapy agent to treat pancreatic tumors

Researchers develop novel chemo-immunotherapy agent to treat pancreatic tumors

New resource can help predict drug sensitivity and optimize therapeutic strategies

New resource can help predict drug sensitivity and optimize therapeutic strategies

AI can improve efficiency of radiologists in reading breast cancer screening mammograms

AI can improve efficiency of radiologists in reading breast cancer screening mammograms

Biomarkers that are predictive of clinical benefit in Trop-2-expressing triple-negative breast cancer

Biomarkers that are predictive of clinical benefit in Trop-2-expressing triple-negative breast cancer