We've talked before about how extra pounds and eating unhealthy stuff like bacon (ugh, nitrates!) may raise your risk for cancer, but science is still sorting out how other specific nutrients might affect your cancer risk. If you suspected...Show More Summary
Benaroya Research Institute (BRI) received a grant to research how blocking a particular molecule in metastatic breast cancer reduces both the growth of primary tumors and the number of lung metastases. BRI scientists have found in disease models that blocking this protein can shrink tumors by 60 - 80 percent and can keep the tumor from metastasizing or spreading.
I would wager that most people didn’t know diabetes is one of the top 10 killers worldwide. I would bet most didn’t realize that last year diabetes killed more people than breast cancer.
Colored ribbons have become a common marketing tool for raising awareness of cancer prevention efforts. For example, a pink ribbon is well known to signify breast cancer. But what color ribbon does one think of with lung cancer? Although white has been identified as the designated color, for many suffering from the disease, black may […]
The Divinyls’ “I Touch Myself” has been repurposed into an emotionally touching breast cancer psa. The melodious breast cancer project – sponsored in part by the Cancer Council NSW – features ten Australian singers: Connie Mitchell; Deborah Conway; Kate Cerebrano; Katie Noonan; Little Pattie; Megan Washington; Olivia Newton-John; Sarah Blasko; Sarah McLeod; and Suze DeMarchi […]
Scientists have identified the first genetic variant specifically associated with the risk of a difficult-to-diagnose cancer sub-type accounting for around 10-15 per cent of all breast cancer cases. The largest ever study of the breast...Show More Summary
Aaron Carroll passes along the following stunning chart about the actual efficacy of routine breast cancer screening on 50-year-old women: Obviously, there are circumstances where routine screening is a good idea—perhaps if you have a family history of breast cancer or other specific risk factors. Show More Summary
It's not uncommon these days to find a colored ribbon representing a disease. A pink ribbon is well known to signify breast cancer. But what color ribbon does one think of with lung cancer? Although white has been identified as the designated color, for many suffering from the disease, black may be the only one they think fits. read more
Patricia Cudd has Stage 4 breast cancer. Doctors have told her she only has a few months to live. Now, she wants one last thing—to find a home for her beloved dog. Read more...
If breast cancer screening of all women were ended in the United States, as suggested in a recent NEJM article, 15,000 - 20,000 more women each year would die from breast cancer. Thousands more would endure extensive and expensive treatments than if their cancers were found early by a mammogram.
A larger waist circumference is associated with higher risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, but not beyond its contribution to BMI, a new study of predominantly white women finds. The study fails to confirm previous findings that body shape itself is an independent risk factor for breast cancer.
Robin Roberts is alive, well... and incredibly grateful. The Good Morning America anchor, who has overcome breast cancer and a blood/bone marrow disease called myelodysplastic syndrome, is featured in the latest issue of People. "I feel...Show More Summary
ATLANTA – April 16, 2014— A study of predominantly white women finds a larger waist circumference is associated with higher risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, but not beyond its contribution to BMI. The study, by American Cancer Society...Show More Summary
It's been one year since Chrissy Amphlett, the lead singer of the Divinyls, died from breast cancer. But in this touching video, her hit song lives on — in a new way. Read more...
A song that "celebrates female sexuality like no other" gets redone -- and gets cancer awareness right
When The Divinyls frontwoman Chrissy Amphlett realized that her breast cancer was terminal, she had one last order of business: to repurpose her 1990 anthem "I Touch Myself" to encourage women to check their bodies for cancer. Amphlett...Show More Summary
In April of 2013, Dininyls frontwomen Chrissy Amphlett died from breast cancer after an ultrasound and mammogram missed the cancer. Later, Amphlett found a lump on her own through self-examination. It's said that her dying wish was to...Show More Summary
Here's something I never thought I'd say: I just got weepy listening to "I Touch Myself" by the Divinyls. In an incredibly touching tribute to the group's frontwoman, Chrissy Amphlett, some of Australia's top singers have recorded a largely acapella version for a video encouraging women to self-examine their breasts for lumps. Show More Summary
Artists such as Olivia Newton John and Sarah McLeod pay tribute to artist and breast cancer victim Chrissy Amphlett, by using her signature hit to spread awareness for the disease with a broad social media campaign. In 2013, Australian rocker Chrissy Amphlett lost her battle against breast cancer. Show More Summary
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center investigators report they have designed a blood test that accurately detects the presence of advanced breast cancer and also holds promise for precisely monitoring response to cancer treatment.