Just 66% of Indian breast cancer patients live 5 years after diagnosis, compared to 90% in many Western nations. Many Indian doctors blame a scourge of late-stage diagnosis that spans the economic and educational spectrum.

US doctors order more than 4 billion tests annually, and rely on the results to make life-or-death decisions. But many don’t grasp the tests’ fallibility, or the concepts of risk and probability—particularly with regard to false positives, writes Daniel Morgan of the…

Breast cancer is less common in black women, yet they are 40% more likely to die from the disease than white women. New research suggests one possible reason: black women are less likely  to complete 10-year endocrine therapies that can halve the risk of recurrence.

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…