Does Soy Boost Your Breast Cancer Risk?

If you’re at high risk for breast cancer and worry about the implications of eating that plate of tofu stir-fry, don’t put down your chopsticks just yet. Soy in its natural form does not rank high on the list of contributing factors for this disease, says oncologist Alberto Montero, MD. Soy products contain isoflavones, which are … Read More

A New Option for Breast Cancer Prevention

With special guest contributor Holly Pederson, MD When we talk about drugs for breast cancer, we often focus on medications used for treatment after a diagnosis. But medications can play a major role in prevention, as well. A recent study of the drug anastrozole (Arimidex) has brought that role to light yet again. Below, my … Read More

How Your Genes Affect Breast Cancer Care

With 230,000-plus new cases of breast cancer per year in the United States, there is a good chance someone in your family has been affected by this disease. As we learn more about the genetics involved, we know more about the role of family history — and how to diagnose and treat patients based on … Read More

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A Step Closer to a Breast Cancer Vaccine

Contributor: Vincent Tuohy, PhD We just took a big step toward developing a preventive vaccine for the most dangerous type of breast cancer. Cleveland Clinic Innovations has started a new company, Shield Biotech, to develop a vaccine based on our lab research. This research has shown that a vaccine designed for immune prevention of triple-negative … Read More

Men Get Breast Cancer Too

John’s* patient documents made me pause. As I read over his new patient questionnaire, I found that this 52-year-old man had not seen a doctor since childhood – not until last month when his new primary care physician referred him to me after finding a large breast mass. I walked into the examination room where … Read More