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What are the types of biopsy for breast cancer?

14 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

The American Cancer Society reports that “finding breast cancer early and getting state-of-the-art cancer treatment are the most important strategies to prevent deaths from breast cancer.” In an effort to achieve this, many women are...Show More Summary

Researchers quantify breast cancer risk based on rare variants and background risk

(American Society of Human Genetics) Rare variants combined with background genetic risk factors may account for many unexplained cases of familial breast cancer, and knowing the specific genes involved could inform choice of prevention...Show More Summary

Kathie Lee praises Hoda Kotb in emotional tribute: She 'made me a better person'

Kathie Lee Gifford's heartfelt speech about her Today co-host Hoda Kotb at an American Cancer Society luncheon on Monday brought many in the crowd to tears. Read more...

Walking below minimum recommended levels linked to lower mortality risk

(American Cancer Society) A new study finds regular walking, even if not meeting the minimum recommended levels, is associated with lower mortality compared to inactivity.

Watch Kathie Lee's touching tribute as Hoda is honored as Mother of the Year

Hoda Kotb was honored by the American Cancer Society and received a heartfelt introduction by Kathie Lee Gifford.

Breast cancer treatments today -- and tomorrow (video)

(American Chemical Society) Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Fortunately, the rate at which we're learning about this disease means patients have a lot more treatment options and far better chances of survival than they did 100 years ago. Show More Summary

Hoda Kotb honored with Mother of the Year award

Before Hoda Kotb was honored by the American Cancer Society with their Mother of the Year award, Kathie Lee Gifford made a heartfelt speech saying "the only thing bigger than her smile is her heart." Hoda's speech brought the crowd to tears with the story of how she found out Haley Joy was born.

Insurance plays significant role in breast cancer disparities

(American Cancer Society) Differences in insurance account for a substantial proportion of the excess risk of death from breast cancer faced by black women, according to a new study.

Workers at smaller companies less likely to be screened for cancer

(American Cancer Society) A new study by American Cancer Society investigators finds workers at organizations with fewer than 25 employees are less likely to have been screened for three cancers, as were people working in certain occupations.

Rethinking cancer, from the basics to the breakthroughs

A Q&A with Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, who talks about various ways our ideas about cancer have changed.

A new class of drugs aims to exploit cancer cells' weaknesses

(American Chemical Society) In recent years, new cancer treatments have brought hope to people who once had limited options. But for others, the wait for an effective drug continues. Now on the horizon is a new generation of drugs based on a concept called synthetic lethality. Show More Summary

Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders Crucial Catch Candids

The Colts Cheerleaders added a splash of color as they joined the NFL’s national “A Crucial Catch” campaign in partnership with the American Cancer Society.  Click here to view the gallery.   [...]

Breast cancer kills black women at a higher rate than white women

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The American Cancer Society said in a new report that white women have a 39% greater chance of surviving breast cancer than black women.

Take a Number: Researchers Predict a Quarter-Million New Cases of Breast Cancer in the U.S.

2 weeks agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

More than 40,000 women will die from the disease in 2017, the American Cancer Society projects. Racial disparities persist but are “not inevitable.”

Blood Test for HPV May Help Predict Risk in Cancer Patients

Preliminary findings presented at this year's American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting suggest a genetic test for HPV16 in the blood could be useful to help assess risk for patients, and could help identify patients suitable for lower treatment doses.

Blood test for HPV may help predict risk in cancer patients

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) Preliminary findings presented at this year's American Society of Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting suggest a genetic test for HPV16 in the blood could be useful to help assess risk for patients, and could help identify patients suitable for lower treatment doses.

Breast-cancer death rate drops almost 40 percent, saving 322,000 lives, study says

Breast cancer death rates declined almost 40 percent between 1989 and 2015, averting 322,600 deaths, the American Cancer Society reported Tuesday. Breast cancer death rates increased by 0.4 percent per year from 1975 to 1989, according to the study. After that, mortality rates decreased rapidly,...

Breast cancer statistics, 2017

(American Cancer Society) Breast cancer death rates dropped 39 percent between 1989 and 2015, averting 322,600 breast cancer deaths during those 26 years. Death rates in several states are now statistically equivalent, perhaps reflecting an elimination of disparities in those states.

Ancient ink for cancer treatment

(American Chemical Society) For hundreds of years, Chinese calligraphers have used a plant-based ink to create beautiful messages and art. Now, one group reports in ACS Omega that this ink could noninvasively and effectively treat cancer cells that spread, or metastasize, to lymph nodes.

Study examines characteristics of mobile mammography patients

(American Roentgen Ray Society) Significant differences were found among women receiving mammography at a cancer center versus those visiting a mobile mammography van, according to an ahead-of-print article scheduled to be published in the December 2017 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.

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