Friday, December 15, 2006

Decline in Breast Cancer Cases

"About 14,000 fewer women were diagnosed with the disease than had been expected, researchers reported Thursday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium."[AP] - News outlets are reporting that a 7% drop in breast cancer rates in the U.S. in 2003 may be tied to women going off of or electing not to have hormone replacement therapy in menopause. The findings were presented at a conference this week, so they are not yet available in a peer-reviewed publication with complete data.

For now, in the news:
  • Breast Cancer Drop Tied to Hormones - AP via the Washington Post
  • Reversing Trend, Big Drop Is Seen in Breast Cancer - New York Times
  • Breast Cancer Cases Drop - American Cancer Society

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