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Month: April 2012

ACS publishes new guidelines for diet, exercise, and weight control for cancer survivors

New guidelines from the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommend that cancer survivors achieve and maintain a healthy weight, get enough exercise, and eat a healthy diet to improve their treatment outcomes, quality of life, and disease-free and overall survival. According to Colleen Doyle MS RD, ACS director of nutrition and physical activity and co-author of […]

Researchers Classify Breast Cancer Tumors Into Ten Distinct Subtypes

A study published this week in the journal Nature suggests that breast tumors can be classified into ten distinct subtypes, ranging from very treatable to extremely aggressive. This finding is a major step toward the goal of more tailored breast cancer treatments. In this study, led by researchers at the Cancer Research UK, scientists analyzed […]

Study Reports 15% to 25% of Breast Cancers Are Overdiagnosed

According to a new study out of Norway, about 15% to 25% of cases of breast cancer are overdiagnosed. Published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the study reports that 6 to 10 women were overdiagnosed for every 2,500 women invited to screen in the Norwegian Screening Program. Kalager et al. quantified the rate […]