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Smoking tied to increased risk of common type of breast cancer

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young women who smoke may have an increased risk of a common type of breast cancer, according to a new study. Researchers found that women between 20 and 44 years old who had smoked a pack of cigar...  More »

Pfizer breast cancer drug succeeds in mid-stage trial

Pfizer Inc's experimental breast cancer drug significantly delayed progression of symptoms in a mid-stage trial, meeting the study's primary goal and keeping Pfizer in the forefront of a race for a new standard of care for the disease. Pf...  More »

Pfizer's new breast cancer drug succeeds in trial

(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc's experimental breast cancer drug significantly improved patient survival rates in a mid-stage trial without their condition worsening, maintaining the company's lead in the race for a new treatment standard for the ...  More »

Biocon to start selling breast cancer drug in India in February

Biocon Ltd said its generic version of Roche's Herceptin breast cancer treatment would be available to patients in India from the first week of February. Bangalore-based Biocon jointly developed biosimilar trastuzumab, which received the Indi...  More »

Cancer deaths rise to 8.2 million, breast cancer sharply up

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The global death toll from cancer rose to 8.2 million in 2012 with sharp rises in breast cancer as the disease tightened its grip in developing nations struggling to treat an illness driven by Western lifestyles...  More »

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