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Breast Cancer

American Cancer Society Report: Breast Cancer Death Rates Down 39 Percent Since 1989

Atlanta, GA, October 9, 2017 — A new report from the American Cancer Society finds that death rates from breast cancer in the United States have dropped 39% between 1989 and 2015.

This translates to 322,600 deaths avoided during those 26 years. African-American women still have higher breast cancer death rates than white women nationally.

The findings are published in Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2017-2018 and in Breast Cancer Statistics, 2017 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. Continue reading

New CDC Study Shows Changes in Breast Cancer Death Rates by Age Group

CDC LogoAtlanta, GA, October 26, 2016 — Breast cancer death rates among women decreased during 2010-2014, but racial differences persisted, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The findings show changes for death rates from breast cancer by age group for black and white women, the groups with the highest death rates in the United States.

“Our latest data suggest some improvement for black women when it comes to disparities,” said Lisa Richardson, MD, Director of CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. Continue reading

CDC Reports that Breast Cancer Mortality Rate Declining for Women Between 2010 and 2014

CDC LogoWashington, DC, October 19, 2016 — Lydia Wheeler last week reported in The Hill that fewer women are dying from breast cancer, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The study in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Thursday found that breast cancer death rates among women decreased between 2010 and 2014.

But the rate is declining faster among white women — down 1.9 percent compared to a 1.5 percent decrease among black women. Continue reading

STAT: Nancy Reagan: A ‘True Champion’ of Alzheimer’s, Stem-Cell Research, Breast Cancer Awareness

Nancy Reagan olderBoston, MA, March 7, 2016 ― Sheila Kaplan reports on STAT that former First Lady Nancy Reagan, who died yesterday at age 94, had a greater impact on public health than most Americans might recall.

Despite opposition from many Republican Party leaders, Reagan pushed for stem-cell research, established an Alzheimer’s research institute, and, like First Lady Betty Ford before her, talked publicly about her breast cancer treatment when the subject was still considered taboo in polite society.

“Hers was an important voice in the effort to advance medical science in the hope of improving people’s health,” said Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, in an email. Continue reading

American Cancer Society Releases New Breast Cancer Guideline; Urge Annual Mammograms at 45

American Cancer Society logoAtlanta, GA, October 21, 2015 — The American Cancer Society yesterday released new guidelines for breast cancer screening.  Among the changes, the new recommendations say all women should begin having yearly mammograms at age 45, and can change to having mammograms every other year beginning at age 55.

The guidelines were published October 20, 2015 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The guideline is the first created since the Society incorporated Institute of Medicine standards into its guideline development protocol to ensure a more rigorous and transparent process for developing and communicating guidelines. Continue reading