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NEJM Article on Ending Breast Cancer Screening Programs Incomplete and Should Concern American Women

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.

Body mass index associated with breast cancer, regardless of body shape

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 Feels Like "Walking Miracle," Gives Thanks for Amber Laign

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

Body Mass Index associated with breast cancer, regardless of body shape

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

Divynls' 'I Touch Myself' Becomes Breast Cancer Awareness Anthem

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 breast cancer anthem that rocks

A song that "celebrates female sexuality like no other" gets redone -- and gets cancer awareness right

The 'I Touch Myself' Project Is A Breast Cancer PSA Like No Other

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

See The Divinyls 'I Touch Myself' Turned Into A Touching Breast Cancer PSA

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

As Singer's Last Wish, 'I Touch Myself' Is Beautifully Reborn in a Breast Cancer PSA

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

The "I Touch Myself Project" Reworks a Familiar Tune Into a Breast Cancer Anthem

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

Experimental Blood Test Spots Recurrent Breast Cancers and Monitors Response to Treatment

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.

Robin Roberts reveals moment she discovered lump in memoir 'Everybody's Got Something'

Robin Roberts beat breast cancer and returned to “Good Morning America” in 2008 with a secret — she wouldn’t fight the illness if it returned.

Gene panels may be useful, cheaper alternative to whole-genome sequencing, study finds

STANFORD, Calif. — As many as 10 percent of women with a personal or family history of breast or ovarian cancer have at least one genetic mutation that, if known, would prompt their doctors to recommend changes in their care, according...Show More Summary

New Study Identifies microRNA's Role in Breast Cancer Metastasis

City of Hope researchers found that a microRNA called miR-105 helps cancer metastasize by breaking down the building blocks of blood vessels' barriers, allowing the cancer cells to enter the bloodstream.

Woman battling cancer looking to find new home for dog

A Colorado woman battling Stage 4 breast cancer is desperately looking for a new home for the love of her life — her dog Sherlock. Pat Cudd fell in love with Sherlock, a pit bull mix, when she adopted him from the the Longmont Humane Society four years ago.

Celebs Cover The Divinyls’ “I Touch Myself” As Breast Cancer Awareness Ad

Us ladies can always use another reminder to touch ourselves … while checking for lumps on our breasts, obviously. Olivia Newton-John and other Australian celebs teamed up for a cover of the Divinyls’ classic “I Touch Myself” — written by the late Chrissy Amphlett, who died from breast cancer — for this touching reminder. [I [...]

Pfizer Vs. Eli Lilly, Novartis In Breast Cancer Race

By Peter Geschek: Palbociclib update Early approval hopes of palbociclib, based on Phase 2 data, are fading. At the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in San Diego, Pfizer (PFE) presented details of the Phase 2 study. Show More Summary

Women with diabetes less likely to have a mammogram: Study

Women with diabetes are 14 percent less likely to be screened for breast cancer compared to women without diabetes, according to a study. "Managing the demands of a chronic condition such as diabetes is challenging for many women, leaving other preventative actions, like screening for cancer, to fall by the wayside," said a physician and author. Show More Summary

Device that prevents hair loss for cancer patients may become available in U.S.

When the dreaded diagnosis of breast cancer came in May, several thoughts raced through Carolyn Dempsey’s panicked mind. “First was, ‘Will I live?

Here's What's Behind Puma's Crash

Puma Biotech (PBYI) is working on a promising breast cancer drug, but its shares are dropping sharply. Here's what you need to know about neratinib and why Puma investors got nervous.

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