New study stokes debate about early-stage breast cancer treatments, shines light on need for primary prevention

  By Breast Cancer Fund Director of Science Sharima Rasanayagam, Ph.D. A new study, published in JAMA Oncology, found that aggressive treatments (surgery followed by radiation therapy) of ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, did not lead to a reduction in death. While the study sparks questions about how DCIS should be classified and treated, … Read more…

Study shows increase in metastatic breast cancer at first diagnosis for young women

A paper published yesterday describes a small but statistically significant increase in the incidence of breast cancer with remote metastases at first diagnosis for women aged 25 to 39 years.