Venezuela’s collapsing health system has breast cancer patients resorting to “20th century” treatment for lack of better options.

Gazan cancer patients who once travelled frequently to Israel for medical treatment are now waiting months for applications to be approved, if they’re greenlit at allleaving many breast cancer patients with scant options in Gaza’s public hospitals, which…

Tens of thousands of women with the most common form of breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy post-surgery, according to much-anticipated research published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Withholding information about potentially life threatening but preventable risks seems to directly contradict the Hippocratic oath to do no harm—but pushing unwanted information on people can also cause harm. How can we reconcile the right not to know and the right to…

Breast cancer is 1 of the most common—and deadly—cancers in sub-Saharan Africa: Fewer than 1/2 of women diagnosed are alive after 5 years, compared with 90% in the US.

Worldwide, nearly 1.7 million new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year. As part of an effort to figure out how to stop cancer cells from replicating, researcher Anthony Leung invited 8 breast cancer survivors to his lab to examine the cells alongside young…

Late-stage breast cancer diagnosis rates for black women in sub-Saharan Africa were higher than in black and white populations in the US from 1970 to 2010, a period which included the pre-mammography era, according to a new Lancet Global Health study.   Researchers reviewed…

Basic cancer-fighting measures—for as little as $1.72 per person—could save hundreds of thousands of lives in poor countries, according toresearch published yesterday in The Lancet.The Numbers:

A bra designed to encourage self-exams could become a helpful tool in the fight against breast cancer in Pakistan. The undergarment— available through the country’s national breast cancer charity Pink Ribbon—features pink outlines showing women where to check for possible…