Preventive Breast Cancer Drugs Now Available At No Cost

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Breast reduction boosts Halep's game

Preventive breast cancer drugs now available at no cost Kelly Kennedy, USA TODAY 2:08 p.m. EST January 9, 2014 The White House is bathed in pink light Oct. 24 in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP) Story Highlights Recent study alternative breast cancer treatment showed drugs' effectiveness SHARE 3634 CONNECT 140 TWEET 32 COMMENTEMAILMORE WASHINGTON Women at increased risk for breast cancer may now get preventive medications without out-of-pocket costs, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday. "We are making significant advancements in combating this disease and for women who are shown to be at a higher relative risk for breast cancer, today, access to early treatments can improve their health," said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in a blog post. ..Read more at

Etirinotecan Pegol (NKTR-102) Passes Interim Efficacy Analysis for BEACON Pivotal Phase 3 Clinical Study in Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer

(2) The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman's life is a little less than one in eight (12%). There are approximately 200,000 new cases of breast cancer in the United States and 430,000 in Europe each year. (3) Metastatic breast cancer refers to cancer that has spread from the breast to distant sites in the body. Anthracyclines and taxanes (AT) are the most active and widely used chemotherapeutic agents for breast cancer, but the increased use of these agents at an early stage of disease often renders tumors resistant to these drugs by the time the disease recurs, thereby reducing the number of treatment options for metastatic disease. Drugs used to treat patients who progress following AT treatment can have response rates as high as 20-30%; however, resistance develops rapidly and new agents with different mechanisms of action, such as topoisomerase I inhibitors, are needed to allow novel ways to overcome the problem of drug resistance. ..Read more at

Soon, she was taking down Petra alternative cancer treatments Kvitova, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic and Sam Stosur (three times for the year). ''For me, it's more important to beat top players, because you believe more in your chance to be top 10,'' she says of whether greater belief came from tournament wins or individual conquests. Ad Feedback ''My dream alternative breast cancer treatment is to be top 10, but it will be difficult.'' She played well on grass (pushing Li Na at Wimbledon after winning at 's-Hertogenbosch), on clay and on hardcourts; no other woman won a title on all three surfaces for the year. ''I was more relaxed on court, I had more pleasure and I was very aggressive.'' Halep nominates her forehand and backhand down the line as strong suits, and enjoys playing Stosur because the Australian's forehand plays to her improved backhand side. She likes to attack, but knows that not being tall (168 centimetres) means consistency on serve will serve her better than bald aggression. ..Read more at