breast cancer

  • Mammograms made to suit

    Breast cancer risk isn’t uniform, so perhaps breast screenings shouldn’t be either.

    Since the start of Australia’s breast cancer screening program in 1991, breast cancer mortality has almost halved, dr...

    Australia August 23, 2021
  • Exploring treatments in breast cancer

    The proof is in the hormones when it comes to breast-cancer treatment.

    Breast cancer is now the most-diagnosed cancer worldwide. With 2.3 million new cases revealed in 2020, it’s not a pro...

    Chemistry March 8, 2021
  • Breast cancer focus

    Research groups find increased prevalence and suggest earlier screening.

    Breast cancer has hit the spotlight. While a global study finds it has now overtaken lung cancer as the world’s most ...

    Body and Mind February 11, 2021
  • Immune cells found in breast ducts

    Imaging shows they keep tissue healthy.

    Australian researchers have discovered a new type of immune cell they say helps keep breast tissue healthy by regulat...

    Biology April 29, 2020
  • Illuminating breast tissue

    A new technique could give an insight into breast cancer.

    Using state-of-the-art technology, researchers from the Salk Institute, California, have taken a glimpse of cells in ...

    Biology October 8, 2019
  • Dormant but still dangerous

    Some breast cancer cells are forced into ‘sleeper’ mode.

    Breast cancer medicines may force some cancer cells into “sleeper mode”, allowing them to potentially come back to li...

    Biology September 2, 2019
  • Thanks for the mammaries

    New imaging technique promises earlier cancer detection.

    This is a human mammary gland, imaged as never before.The extraordinarily high, detailed resolution was achieved by r...

    Biology March 28, 2019
  • As oceans rise, so do risks of breast cancer

    Atmospheric pollution contributes to cancer rates and climate change. A change of strategy is nee...

    Evidence shows that the growth of air pollutants – as well as rising temperatures, increased rain and flooding – conn...

    Climate January 17, 2019
  • Statins link to breast cancer protection

    Study finds better outcomes for women on best-selling drug.

    If you have been diagnosed with, or are at higher risk of getting, breast cancer, you might want to be on a cholester...

    Medicine June 5, 2018
  • Virtual cancers aid researchers

    Biobank brings cell-level detail to cancer study.

    In a world first, three scientists from the University of Newcastle and the Hunter Medical Research Institute, in New...

    Medicine February 11, 2018
  • Soy can reverse breast cancer treatment, scientists warn

    Oestrogen-like compounds in food and fungus can reverse the effects.

    Compounds found in food products such as soy can reverse the effects of a widely used breast cancer treatment, resear...

    Biology January 12, 2018
  • Soy, cabbage reduce symptoms after breast cancer treatment

    Researchers wary of recommending diet changes until more study done.

    Eating soy-based foods and vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage and bok choy could help the symptoms of menopause ...

    Biology December 13, 2017
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