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In 2007, more than 240,000 persons will receive a diagnosis of breast cancer and nearly 41,000 will die from the disease. Although survival rates have shown significant improvement over the past several decades, breast cancer continues to be the second most common cause of cancer death in women.
Oncology & Biotech News provides updates from major oncology meetings because symposia remain an important means for disseminating new data. This issue, we highlight two important meetings: 2007 Breast Cancer Symposium (in San Francisco) and the World Conference on Lung Cancer (in Korea).
Studies have also shown that diet and exercise help prevent breast cancer, yet obesity rates in women continue to rise. New information suggests women with early stage breast cancer can prolong their lives by following a prudent diet.
An improved mammography system currently in clinical trials at Emory Universitys Breast Imaging Center in Atlanta is showing dramatic improvements in both early detection of suspicious lesions and reductions in false-positive readings.