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July 30, 2004

MRI Scans Better Than Mammograms in Breast Cancer Detection

A new study finds that MRI scans are better than mammograms at finding breast cancer in women who are at high-risk for breast cancer. (Yahoo! News)

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July 12, 2004

Mouse Mammary Tumor Virus Linked to Breast Cancer

A link has been found between a virus that infects house mice and breast cancer in women. The mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) is more prevalent in Africa than it is in the United States. 36% of breast cancers that were tested in the U.S. tested positive for a gene similiar to MMTV compared to 75% of breast cancers tested in Tunisia. (WebMD)

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Stress and Breast Cancer

A new study suggests that stress may contribute to breast cancer and endometrial cancer more than alcohol consumption. (WebMD)

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July 10, 2004

Scientists Uncover Secrets of Breast Cancer Cells

New Zealand scientists believe they have cracked one of the secrets of why most breast cancer cells have the power to invade other parts of the body. They predict the breakthrough could lead to drugs to halt the disease. (New Zealand Herald)

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