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Lena Dunham Hits the Beach in a Bikini for Breast Cancer Research Charity Event

Lena Dunham takes to the high seas and participates in a three mile paddle boarding race in her bikini at the Paddle & Party for Pink charity event on Saturday morning (August 1) in Sag Harbor, NY. The annual event, which is held in order to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, also [...]

Lena Dunham Dons A Bikini For Charity!

Lena Dunham isn't afraid to show off her body for anything, let alone a good cause! On Saturday, Lena was spotted getting her paddle board on in a bikini for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, a charity event which took place in the Hamptons. [ Related: Awkward! Diane Keaton Thought Lena Was A Lesbian When They [...]

This Special Olympics sprinter put her cancer treatment on hold to compete. Then she won gold.

A few months ago, in February, Olivia Quigley was diagnosed with breast cancer. The 24-year-old Quigley, a sprinter, talked with her doctors, ESPN and USA Today reported. She told them that even with the Stage 4 diagnosis, she was going to L.A. this summer, and that was basically that. “The doctors wanted to do my […]

New cancer marker identified; possible therapeutic target for breast cancer

Basal-like breast cancer (BLBC) is an aggressive form of breast cancer and is often referred to as "triple negative," which means it is not responsive to the common medical therapeutics. BLBC is more likely to metastasize -- or spread to different areas of the body -- quicker and earlier, and is associated with a poor prognosis. Show More Summary

Watching a tumor grow in real-time

Researchers have gained new insight into the phases of breast cancer growth. The ability to visualize and characterize the composition of a tumor in detail during its development can provide valuable insights in order to target appropriate therapeutics.

Raise a Glass? The Story Behind Alcohol and Breast Cancer

When it comes to alcohol and health, the take-home advice can get confusing. On the one hand, women hear that it's good for the heart: Studies have shown that a moderate amount of alcohol can lower blood pressure levels and protect against heart disease. Show More Summary

Why doctors overtreat patients. And how to fix it.

In the late 19th century, Dr. William Halsted, a pioneer of modern surgical techniques, performed ultra-radical mastectomies for women with breast cancer. The procedure, soon named after him, involved the surgeon removing not only the breast itself but also surrounding musculature and the associated lymphatic system. Show More Summary

Special Olympian with Stage 4 breast cancer puts off chemo to win gold at World Games

LOS ANGELES — Out of breath and proudly gripping a gold medal around her neck, Olivia Quigley has a message for someone she’s (...)

Blocking PHD2 oxygen sensor inhibits breast cancer dissemination

Reducing the expression of the PHD2 oxygen sensor impairs the ability of breast cancers to metastasize (spread) to other parts of the body, scientists have discovered. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, primarily due to metastasis. These findings indicate that PHD2 inhibition may have valuable therapeutic potential.

Improving Cancer Prevention Outreach for Latino Women

Preventative care is a woman’s best defense against breast and cervical cancer, but it has long been known that rates of cancer screening among Latinas are low compared to rates for U.S. women overall. A study led by researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) found that age and fear of cancer diagnosis are among […]

Should I Stop Using Antiperspirant?

2 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Back when chain emails were a thing, there was a pretty scary one circulating that claimed antiperspirant was a leading cause of breast cancer. By preventing sweating and thereby affecting your body’s ability to expel toxic substances, toxins accumulate in the nearby lymph nodes, the email said, and most cases... More »

Cost-effective addition to mammography in detecting cancer in dense breast tissue

ROCHESTER, Minn. – For women with dense breast tissue, supplementing standard mammography with a new imaging technique called molecular breast imaging (MBI) can lower the cost of diagnosis of breast cancers, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). Researchers at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine found that […]

Plastic Surgeons Urged to 'Embrace the Change' to Single-Stage Implant Breast Reconstruction

Some women with breast cancer can now undergo a "one and done" approach combining nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate single-stage implant (SSI) breast reconstruction in a single procedure, according to a report in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(r), the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Ask the Teachers: I have cancer. How do I balance accepting impermanence and desiring to live?

Question: I received a breast cancer diagnosis in January and have almost finished chemotherapy, which will be followed by radiation treatment. Many cancer survivors say that attitude is key to survival. I understand that having hope...Show More Summary

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

6 days 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

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