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Runner Olivia Quigley delays breast cancer treatment to compete at Special Olympics

"I told them no matter what, I'm going to the LA World Games. Even if we have to put off chemotherapy until I get back. I wanted to compete in the LA World Games." Olivia Quigley, a 24-year-old sprinter from Brookfield, WI, and a competitor at this week's Special Olympics World Games, knows a thing or two about staring down the competition. Show More Summary

One-two punch of two generics for breast cancer may be more powerful than wonder drug tamoxifen

19 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

First marketed in the 1960s as a fertility drug, tamoxifen has been hailed as a miracle drug for its ability to prevent and treat breast cancer, and despite decades of research scientists have not been able to find anything comparable -- until now.Read full article >>

Estrogen-suppressing drugs substantially reduce breast cancer deaths

A class of hormonal drugs called aromatase inhibitors substantially reduce the risk of death in postmenopausal women with the most common type of breast cancer, a major study of more than 30,000 women shows. The research underlines the...Show More Summary

8 Myths That Fuel the Assault on Abortion Rights

No, abortion does not cause infertility or breast cancer, and women don't regret having abortions. The ink is barely dry on the bill Scott Walker signed outlawing abortion for Wisconsin women, including victims of rape and incest, after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Show More Summary

Medical News Today: Aromatase inhibitors 'more effective than tamoxifen' for reducing breast cancer deaths

A study finds a class of hormonal drugs - aromatase inhibitors - are more effective than tamoxifen for reducing mortality among women with ER-positive breast cancer.

Legendary Fashion Journalist Ingrid Sischy Dies Of Breast Cancer – Former Editor-In-Chief Of ‘Interview’ Was Just 63

Legendary fashion journalist Ingrid Sischy, the former editor-in-chief of Interview magazine died of breast cancer. She was 63. Sischy was one of the rare fashion and art journalists who helped people gain valuable insight into the elusive and often seemingly unapproachable world of art, fashion and culture. Show More Summary

Feds Monitored Breast Cancer Walk to Make Sure Black Lives Matter Riot Didn't Break Out

The national-security watchdogs at The Intercept have FOIA'd a bunch of Department of Homeland Security documents related to Black Lives Matter activists, and while the resulting article is marred by Greenwaldian hysteria as manifested...Show More Summary

Esteemed Writer and Editor Ingrid Sischy Dies at 63

Ingrid Sischy, a prominent writer, editor and critic, passed away Friday in New York after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 63.Known for her coverage of the fashion and art worlds, Sischy has been the editor of Art Forum; was a fashion critic for The New Yorker; served as editor in chief... Continue reading

Ingrid Sischy, Publishing Visionary and Cultural Barometer, Has Died

Ingrid Sischy, the longtime art and culture critic who served as editor-in-chief of Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine during its very best days, died Friday at the age of 63. She had been battling breast cancer. Read more...

Ingrid Sischy Made the Avant-Garde Accessible

This morning, the legendary editor and writer Ingrid Sischy died of breast cancer. She was just 63. An imposing and polarizing figure, Sischy was one of a handful of people who can truly be said to have changed the way we think and write about art, fashion, culture, and celebrity.

Breast cancer experts: Mammograms aren't perfect, but women should get screened

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Whenever The Times publishes a piece raising questions on the efficacy of regular mammograms for women over 40 (or any cancer screening or treatment, for that matter), we typically receive several impassioned letters to the editor from cancer survivors or patients currently undergoing therapy who...

The full story on breast cancer screening. But do you want to listen?

The Men Against Breast Cancer Fund and several cancer advocacy and physician organizations have posted a petition on asking Congress to place a two-year moratorium on finalizing the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s draft...Show More Summary

Two classes of inexpensive generic drugs can reduce breast cancer deaths, new research shows

Two different classes of drugs, aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates, can each improve survival prospects for postmenopausal women with early breast cancer, two recent studies indicate. Moreover, the researchers suggest that the two types of drug can be used together, increasing the benefits while also decreasing some side-effects.

Cheap drugs can help in breast cancer fight: study

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Two types of inexpensive drugs can boost survival from breast cancer, new research shows.

This Breast Density Troublemaker Goes to Japan: The Impact of Shaking Up the Status Quo

Since the shock of my advanced-stage breast cancer diagnosis in 2004, I have relentlessly focused on empowering women with information about the strongest predictor of mammography missing cancer: dense breast tissue. After reviewingShow More Summary

New Study Links Chronic Jet Lag To Weight Gain, Early Breast Cancer Onset

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Anyone who's flown across the country knows jet lag can be unpleasant. But a growing body of research suggests that subjecting yourself to jet lag on a regular basis can also have major consequences for your health: weight gain, impaired memory -- and, according to one new study, even a higher risk for cancer. Show More Summary

Evaluating Breast Cancer Risk with an Anti-Stress Hormone

A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that women with low levels of an anti-stress hormone have an increased risk of getting breast cancer. The study is the first of its kind on humans and confirms previous similar observations from animal experiments. The recent findings on a potential new marker for the risk […]

Additional Radiation Reduces Breast-Cancer Recurrence for Some Patients

A study at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences has found a reduction in breast cancer recurrence when additional radiation is given to the lymph nodes as well as the standard treatment of whole-breast irradiation after breast-conserving surgery.

Night Shifts Could Increase Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says

A new study on lab mice suggests that shift work and irregular sleeping patterns could increase the risk of developing breast cancer. Researchers found that, when exposed to alternating periods of light and dark—designed to mimic the...Show More Summary

Mayo expert: begin yearly mammogram screening at age 40

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force makes new recommendations for when and how often women should have mammograms. They say women at average risk of breast cancer should begin screening with mammography at age 50 and then continue screening every other year. It also says that the decision to start regular, biennial screening mammography before the […]

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