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MRI Technique Could Reduce Need for Breast Biopsies

An MR breast imaging technique that uses no ionizing radiation or contrast agent could reduce unnecessary biopsies by providing additional information about suspicious findings on conventional screening mammography, according to a new study.

Mammography Performance Is Not Improved With Computer-Aided Detection Technology

Computer-aided detection (CAD) in screening mammography is not associated with improved diagnostic accuracy, according to an analysis of results from a large Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium database of digital screening mammograms.

Artificial Intelligence May Better Predict Response in Breast Cancer Treatment

Researchers are working on a way to use artificial intelligence to predict a patient's response to two common chemotherapy drugs used to treat breast cancer: paclitaxel and gemcitabine.

Metastatic Breast Cancer Cells Activate Stem Cell Genes

Metastases cause the vast majority of cancer deaths, but their tiny seeds are so difficult to track. Now, scientists described studying individual metastatic cells from human breast cancer tumors implanted into mice as the cells escaped into the blood stream and began to form tumors elsewhere in the body.

New Approach Tackles Hormone Therapy Resistance in Breast Cancer

Researchers discovered a new explanation for why women with ER+ breast cancer develop resistance to hormone treatment, and a potential new approach that may overcome the problem.

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