Researchers from the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience at the University of Nebraska have created a thin electronic skin made of nanoparticles and polymers that can be applied to the breast and used to find and image lumps.
A new breast cancer vaccine tested in a clinical trial at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center boosted survival rates in patients with elevated levels of a protein associated with cancer growth, a new study shows.
A researcher key in understanding the role the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes play in breast and ovarian cancer, Mary-Claire King of the University of Washington, has called for women to be screened for these genes at around age 30 as part of routine care. Her latest research suggests that these genetic markers offer as much insight as a family cancer history into the risk faced by a particular woman.
As expected, Pfizer has submitted an early FDA application for palbociclib, beating a quick path to market with a breakthrough breast cancer treatment that could peak at nearly $3 billion a year.
Researchers in Chicago have developed a method by which to deliver a breast cancer-preventing drug through the skin to avoid some of the nasty side effects associated with oral ingestion of the drug.
Just a year after J&J swooped in to buy up Aragon's game-changing work on prostate cancer in a billion-dollar deal, Roche's Genentech has followed up to buy what remained: a closely-related breast cancer program that promises to change the way that disease is treated.
In a preclinical study, San Francisco-based Nektar Therapeutics found that its investigational cancer drug, NKTR-214, inhibited growth in highly aggressive tumors, showing potential to treat a variety of cancers.
New York's Provista Diagnostics expanded a licensing deal for biomarker and autoantibody technology developed at Arizona State University--concepts first spotted at Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The cancer vaccine field has seen its share of late-stage disappointments and outright flops, but a number of hopefuls are lining up to present new research backing their experimental shots at this year's upcoming American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Evidence is mounting that circulating tumor cells in the bloodstream, also known as CTCs, are a viable cancer biomarker tool. A team in Germany produced new evidence that their presence, or absence, may be an effective way to measure the survival chance of patients with early breast cancer.