Tag Archives: Breast

AstraZeneca, Daiichi notch blockbuster FDA nod for breast cancer med Enhertu

For metastatic breast cancer patients who try and fail on multiple treatments, finding options to manage disease is a difficult proposition. AstraZeneca and Daiichi Sankyo hoped their antibody-drug conjugate could help that tough-to-treat population––and the FDA agreed to give it a shot despite a shaky safety profile.  The FDA approved AstraZeneca and Daiichi’s Enhertu (fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki) on Friday as… Read More »

Losing weight could reduce breast cancer risk for women over 50, study finds

Overweight women over the age of 50 could see a reduction in their risk of developing breast cancer if they lost weight, according to a new study. The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) and conducted by researchers from the American Cancer Society, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health,… Read More »

Research shows hair dye and straighteners increase risk of breast cancer in Black women

Adobe Stock Images A study has sparked concerns about how permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners affects the safety of African American women. The study was recently published in the International Journal of Cancer. Past research has found a connection in the chemicals of hair dye and straighteners with cancer. However, when tested within… Read More »

Secondary Sisters: Friends with incurable breast cancer set up support group

Two women with incurable breast cancer whose lives were “flipped upside down” by the diagnosis have set up a group to offer hope to others. Nicky Newman and Laura Middleton-Hughes, both 31, have stage four cancer that has spread around their bodies. When Nicky, from Guildford, was told her secondary cancer was incurable, she said… Read More »