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August 25, 2005

Victoria Gotti Exaggerated Breast Cancer Claim

Mafia daughter Victoria Gotti may have exaggerated her breast cancer diagnosis for publicity reasons. Her publicist Matthew Rich has quit over the stunt. The New York Post's front page headline today read "Grow Up, Gotti". Apparently she is saying she had "pre-cancerous cells". On Good Morning America, she said: "What I have is considered by most to be cancer. Noninvasive cancer." (E! Online)

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August 21, 2005

Victoria Gotti Has Breast Cancer

When Victoria Gotti learned she had breast cancer, she kept the news to herself - hiding her draining treatments from her three sons and the producers of their reality show, "Growing Up Gotti." (

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August 18, 2005

Mammograms Boost Survival

Women whose breast cancer is detected by a screening mammogram have a better prognosis than those whose cancer is found symptomatically, even if the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes, a new study suggests. (

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August 17, 2005

Fries in Preschool Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

Regular consumption of French fries during the preschool years has now been linked to a significantly increased risk of breast cancer.

The startling findings of a study involving more than 2,000 female registered nurses were published online Wednesday in the International Journal of Cancer. (

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Canadian Scientists to Study Breast Cancer Metastasis

The first multidisciplinary program of its kind in Canada focusing on metastasis of breast cancer has been awarded $3.36-million by the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance, B.C. Cancer Agency scientists said yesterday. (Globe and Mail)

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August 12, 2005

More Breast Cancer Genes Identified

Canadian researchers say they've identified 153 more genes that promote breast cancer growth, and have found that blocking one gene in particular can stop estrogen-driven breast cancer -- at least in the laboratory. (Forbes)

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August 06, 2005

The "Kylie Effect" Increases Mammograms

The so-called “Kylie effect” could help reduce deaths from breast cancer as more women get screened for the disease ... Australian pop star Kylie Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer in May, and had surgery to remove a lump ... Now a study in Australia has revealed that coverage of the singer’s plight caused an unprecedented increase in bookings for breast screening. (Sunday Herald)

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August 05, 2005

Anastrozole More Effective Than Tamoxifen

A new drug, anastrozole, has been shown to be more successful than any previous treatment in preventing the recurrence of breast cancer ... A trial, published in The Lancet medical journal, found that it was more effective than tamoxifen, which for the past 20 years has been the standard treatment. (RedNova)

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August 04, 2005

New Breast Cancer Genes Found

Scientists said on Thursday they had pinpointed four new genes believed to be involved in the development of breast cancer. By examining tissue from 53 breast cancer tumors and cells grown in the laboratory, researchers at the University of Cambridge in England narrowed down the search for the genes that that could provide a basis for new treatments for the disease. (Reuters)

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Melissa Etheridge Beats Breast Cancer

In an interview that aired Wednesday night on the syndicated TV show Extra, the "Lucky" crooner announced that she has made a full recovery since undergoing a successful lumpectomy last October after being diagnosed with the disease and being forced to scrap a concert tour. (E!Online)

Editor's Comment: We can't think of a better way to kick off our Breast Cancer blog than by posting the fantastic news of Etheridge's recovery. She's been a positive voice in the fight against breast cancer and has hopefully inspired women around the world to do breast self-exams on a regular basis in order to catch the disease in its early stages.

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