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Wash. U. breast cancer vaccine looks promising in early trial

In the troubled cancer vaccine field, where experimental jabs seem to be dropping like flies, a breast cancer vaccine developed at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has shown promising results in an early clinical trial.

New study supports effectiveness of 3-D breast cancer mammography

A new study supports the effectiveness of 3-D mammography, which researchers found has the potential to significantly increase the rate of identifying cancer in women with dense breasts who are screened using the digital technology.

Puma tanks on a fresh setback for its breast cancer drug

Puma Biotechnologies is walking back some bullish prognostications for its breast cancer treatment, delaying its planned FDA submission by as much as a year and lending weight to some creeping doubts about its top prospect.

Puma shrugs off an 'expected' Phase II failure for its breast cancer drug

Puma Biotechnology's closely watched neratinib failed to beat out the blockbuster Herceptin in a mid-stage breast cancer trial, a miss the company said was no surprise as it touted success on a secondary goal.

Potential target for triple-negative breast cancer found

Investigators have hit on a potential target for triple-negative breast cancer, a disease that is notoriously impervious to some of the most effective therapies available for breast cancer and has attracted significant interest from drug developers.

Pictures tell the story in AstraZeneca's breast cancer photo-sharing push

Pharma companies are no stranger to photography-based disease awareness campaigns. But there's something different about AstraZeneca's latest breast cancer photo campaign: The photographers are the patients themselves.

FDA spotlights innovation in 3-D imaging

Breast cancer detection may soon leave 2-D mammography in the dust, embracing instead a more comprehensive diagnostic tool: 3-D technology.

Researchers develop 'electronic skin' for early breast cancer detection

Researchers from the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience at the University of Nebraska have created a thin electronic skin made of nanoparticles and polymers that can be applied to the breast and used to find and image lumps.

Immunotherapy vaccine combo cuts recurrence in HER2 breast cancer patients

A new breast cancer vaccine tested in a clinical trial at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center boosted survival rates in patients with elevated levels of a protein associated with cancer growth, a new study shows.

Scientist who discovered BRCA breast cancer gene advocates for systematic screening

A researcher key in understanding the role the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes play in breast and ovarian cancer, Mary-Claire King of the University of Washington, has called for women to be screened for these genes at around age 30 as part of routine care. Her latest research suggests that these genetic markers offer as much insight as a family cancer history into the risk faced by a particular woman.