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A new IOM report reviews evidence on breast cancer and the environment, explains the difficulties of studying environmental factors for breast cancer risk, and recommends future research along with ways to reduce breast cancer risk.

Avast Avastin!

By: Charlea T. Massion and Adriane Fugh-Berman ,, , , Deep Dive Articles

Why won’t ineffective treatments go away? The story of the use of Avastin for breast cancer treatment is a cautionary tale about how pharmaceutical companies dupe health care providers and consumers into accepting — even demanding — inferior drugs, and...

Mammography is a useful but problematic diagnostic tool that exposes breast tissue to radiation that can increase the risk of breast cancer. Screening mammography saves lives in menopausal women over 50, but not for women under 50.

Early puberty is becoming the norm, not the exception. The Breast Cancer Fund commissioned a meta-analysis of existing data on this subject in order to explore research indicating that early menarche is a risk factor for later development of breast...

Amidst the large and sometimes confusing variety of hormone replacement therapy options, “natural" hormones have been growing in both visibility and popularity. Creams containing wild yam extracts or natural progesterone, or oral natural progesterone preparations are emerging as the HRT...