Monday, May 2, 2011

The Breast Cancer Daily Update: May 2

At, we update our database with links to relevant medical journal abstracts and news items daily. However, those links don't appear on our website until the next day, after our database is synchronized between 1:00 and 2:00am.

Because we want you to have immediate access to the latest news and developments in breast cancer research, we are launching The Breast Cancer Daily Update. You'll find it in our blog section. Think of it as your daily paper, with links to the some of the very latest breast cancer news and research, all in one place. (For now, the Update will appear Monday through Friday, with a weekend review as part of the Monday update.)

So, below are some interesting items we found today.

Two news items are creating quite a buzz. First, the Cancer Council Australia issued a Position Paper highlighting the effect of alcohol consumption on breast cancer risk. The Sydney Morning Herald, Herald Sun and FOX News all ran stories.

Also today, CNN, CBS News and Medical News Today covered recent studies about the impact of the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force guidelines on screening mammography rates.

In the research world, a May 2011 study analyzing the risk factors for central nervous system metastasis in patients with HER2 positive cancer was published in Cancer, the journal of the American Cancer Society. We also added a link to a recent Breast Cancer Research and Treatment study which noticed a change in estrogen receptor status after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in some patients with estrogen receptor negative cancer.

Please check back tomorrow for more daily highlights. We'll continue to keep you posted.

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