Tag Archives: Breast

High-Risk Women Can Benefit From Medications to Prevent Breast Cancer

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued updated recommendations on the use of medications to reduce the risk of breast cancer. The experts recommend that clinicians should offer preventive medications to women with an elevated risk of developing breast cancer due to factors such as family history or harmful BRCA mutations, but women… Read More »

Breast cancer study gets new insights from cloud-based approach

The American Cancer Society is using Google Cloud to empower its study of pathology images to find contributing factors for breast cancer and determine how best to prevent it. The cancer organization is using the cloud in a variety of ways, first to hold the massive high-resolution digital pathology images; to convert them to a… Read More »

Dual-Drug Therapy May Boost Odds Against a Tough Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, March 27, 2019 — There’s good news for women battling a particularly difficult form of advanced breast cancer. In a new study of patients with so-called “hormone receptor-positive” breast cancer that’s spread beyond the breast, women who received a combo of two anti-estrogen drugs right away lived many months more than those who got… Read More »