Hot Topics 2014: Breast Cancer Revisited

(MedPage Today) — Early this year we asked, “What will be the most important clinical development in breast cancer in 2014?” Now, at the half-year mark, we return to our experts to ask them how their predictions are holding up. MedPage Today OB/Gyn

Red meat consumption linked to breast cancer

“Eating a lot of red meat in early adult life may slightly increase the risk of breast cancer,” BBC News reports. The news is based on a large US study that looked at the protein dietary intake of almost 90,000 female nurses and their risk of breast cancer over a 20-year period. Previous studies have […]

Breast cancer gene and smoking is a ‘lethal mix’

"Smoking and the breast cancer risk gene BRCA2 combine to ‘enormously’ increase the chance of developing lung cancer," BBC News reports. The BRCA2 gene, which is known to increase breast cancer risk, appears to also up the risk of lung cancer in smokers. A new study analysed the genetic make-up of more than 10,000 people with lung […]

Breast cancer exercise advice may change

“Exercise advised for lymphoedema after breast cancer,” reports BBC News. The headlines follow the publication of new draft recommendations by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which is updating its guidance on the diagnosis and treatment for people with advanced breast cancer. The move follows new evidence on the safety and benefits […]

Even though breast is best, uninsured parents don’t take breastfeeding classes

Just 12 percent of parents without insurance coverage take breastfeeding support classes that can offer crucial support and encourage new moms to breastfeed, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Photos: Pumping breast milk like you’ve never seen before

by Sara McGinnis posted in Mom Stories “When you log over 9,000 hours behind a breast pump you start to get creative,” explains Jen Jamar from the blog Life With Levi, whose pumping photo series is quite the sight to see. The self-described “boring business analyst by day and professional loudmouth by night” has taken… […]

Hot Topics 2014, Breast Cancer: Norton, Davidson, Carey

(MedPage Today) — What do you anticipate will be the most important clinical development in breast cancer in 2014? We put that question to three high-profile specialists in the field, and in this video they give their insightful answers — ranging from the application of tumor biology to clinical decision making to development of strategies […]

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