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Two topless double-mastectomy survivors rock the runway

When genderless underwear company Play Out did a photoshoot featuring breast cancer survivors as models, the movement was a huge step forward in bringing awareness to the way we view women who have had double-mastectomies without reconstruction. Show More Summary

If genetic screening helps those at risk, why not screen everyone?

Testing helps fight ovarian, breast cancers—but not everyone agrees on how to do it.

Woman Gives Her Wardrobe a Wacky Makeover for Breast Cancer Charity (PHOTOS)

Post by Maria Ricapito. Casual Fridays, business meetings, interviews, gym clothes, brunch with the girls -- getting dressed every day can really be a challenge. There’s always someone trying to come up with a surefire solution -- Pinterest boards of cute weekend togs or this woman who just wore the same outfit -- her "uniform" -- to work daily. Show More Summary

Scientists Turbo Charge Atomic Force Microscope to Watch Living Breast Cancer Cells

Changes in the physical properties of individual cells can point to how they’re developing and being influenced by varying chemical compounds and other conditions. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) allows researchers to measure the viscoelastic...Show More Summary

What My Dying Sister Taught Me About Courage

June 30 marks the fifth anniversary of my younger sister, Melissa's, death from metastasized breast cancer. Almost as soon as June begins I think of her constantly. In these past few weeks, I've been reflecting on what she taught me, particularly about courage. Show More Summary

Breast Imaging Performance and Cancer Imaging Status Highlight July JACR

The July 2015 issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR(r)) highlights residency breast imaging training as it applies to tomosynthesis, the status of cancer imaging, and the quality and cost effect of patient movement during MRI.

Mom Dyes Hair Pink And Gets A Faux-Hawk To 'Kick Cancer's Butt'

After being diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time, Janet Sheppard-Kelleher decided to face the disease the only way she knows how -- with humor and a little courage. The 62-year-old's daughter posted before-and-after photos of her mom's drastic new hairstyle, a pink faux-hawk she opted to get before losing her hair to chemotherapy. Show More Summary

Brave Mom Gets a Bold Makeover to Battle Breast Cancer (PHOTOS)

Post by Wendy Robinson. Being diagnosed with cancer and facing the prospect of chemo could make you feel like you are in a battle for your life. Luckily, one brave mom has a daughter who made sure she is going to face that battle looking like a WARRIOR. Show More Summary

Atomic force microscope advance leads to new breast cancer research

Researchers who developed a high-speed form of atomic force microscopy have shown how to image the physical properties of live breast cancer cells, for the first time revealing details about how deactivation of a key protein may lead to metastasis.

Similarities Between Embryos and Breast Tumors Identified

It may seem incredulous, but breast tumors may have something in common with embryos... at least in mice, say researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Here's the Trailer for Tig Notaro's No-Bullshit Netflix Documentary

In 2012, comedian Tig Notaro was swept up in tragedy: she fell ill, her mother died, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In the trailer for her forthcoming documentary, Notaro doubles down on the transformation that made her famous: taking that cruel year and channeling it into vibrant, caustic comedy. Read more...

Oh, the Places You Will Chemo

There isn't much to laugh about when it comes to breast cancer, but I made the decision when I was diagnosed six months ago to make it my business to try and distract myself from all the treatment and doctors and side effects. To wit,...Show More Summary

Race Matters: Blacks More Likely To Suffer From Breast Cancer, Undiagnosed HIV/AIDS And Infant Mortality

Black People More Likely To Get Unequal Healthcare In America Unequal health care continues to be a serious problem for black Americans. More than any other race in America as a matter of fact…. Via HuffPo: More than a

New family of small RNAs boosts cell proliferation in cancer

Rather than cellular trash, half of a transfer RNA (tRNA) molecule appears to actively spur cell proliferation in breast and prostate cancers, suggesting a new role for tRNA and a possible target for a new class of therapy.

Coming Distractions: Tig Notaro finds the comedy in tragedy in the trailer for Tig

In 2012, comedian Tig Notaro became terribly ill, lost her mother, and was diagnosed with breast cancer, all within a matter of months. But Notaro decided to keep on living, leading to her now famous Largo set, fittingly titled Live, that’s as funny as it is heartbreaking. Show More Summary

Call to End to Breast Cancer by 2050 Is Actually Making People Angry (VIDEO)

Post by Stephanie Booth. It should be what we ALL dream about: breast cancer being wiped off the planet by 2050. But when a U.K. charity recently launched an ad campaign suggesting that was entirely possible, some experts got... upset. Show More Summary

Mother of Two and Her Unborn Baby Both Die Just Days After She’s Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

In the United Kingdom, a mother of two girls and her unborn baby boy died just days after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The woman, Kelly Dodgson, was thrilled when she found out she was expecting a son at her 20-week ultrasound. The 33-year-old mother felt she had experienced a healthy pregnancy except for […]

Cyrus Ghajar Receives $4.1M Grant to Study Ways to Prevent Metastatic Breast Cancer

Cyrus Ghajar, Ph.D., a metastatic breast cancer researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has received a $4.1 million Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) "Era of Hope" Scholar Award. He is investigating two different paths for dealing with these dormant disseminated tumor cells: keeping them asleep and inactive, or destroying them altogether.

New Family of Small RNAs Boosts Cell Proliferation in Cancer

Rather than cellular trash, half of a transfer RNA (tRNA) molecule appears to actively spur cell proliferation in breast and prostate cancers, suggesting a new role for tRNA and a possible target for a new class of therapy.

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