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Pfizer drug doubles time to breast cancer tumor growth in trial

Pfizer Inc's experimental breast cancer drug in a clinical trial nearly doubled the amount of time patients lived without their disease getting worse, but overall survival was not yet shown to be statistically significant, researchers said. T...  More »

Breast cancer screening a complex mix of benefits, risk -report

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A review of 50 years of studies on the risks and benefits of yearly mammograms has tied them to a 19 percent drop overall in breast cancer deaths, but whether a woman benefits depends on factors suc...  More »

Could half of all breast cancers be prevented?

"We really need to go back and work at breast cancer prevention starting at a young age," Dr. Graham Colditz, associated director for prevention and control at Siteman Cancer Center and Washington University in St. Louis, a co-author of ...  More »

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 »

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