This week, actress Angelina Jolie shared the news with the world that she had recently had a preventative double mastectomy. Christina Braverman, a character in NBC's "Parenthood" played by actress Monica Potter, spent season four on the family drama series battling the very cancer Jolie aims to avoid with her surgery. A chat with the actress.
In the largest clinical trial to date to examine the efficacy of PARP inhibitor therapy in BRCA 1/2 carriers with diseases other than breast and ovarian cancer, the oral drug olaparib was found to be effective against advanced pancreatic and prostate cancers. Show More Summary
Shortly after informing the board of directors of her breast cancer, former CEO of Tuesday Morning was ousted as the head of the furniture retail company last June. Kathleen Mason, who served as CEO for 12 years, has filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming she was discriminated against. The Wall Street Journal reports this [...]
Post by Jeanne Sager It's been a big week for something near and dear to moms' hearts. Literally. Actress Angelina Jolie set off a firestorm of debate this week over testing for the BRCA gene, aka the "breast cancer gene," when she announced...Show More Summary
The newest name in the annals of breast cancer brings back one from four decades ago that helped change how women—-and doctors-—viewed and treated the affliction. Angelina Jolie, meet Babette Rosmund. Before 1970, mastectomy was the unquestioned answer for women diagnosed with the disease. Then a 50-year-old writer who had read a magazine article challenged [...]
Women in their 40s continue to undergo routine breast cancer screenings despite national guidelines recommending otherwise, according to new Johns Hopkins research. In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) sifted through...Show More Summary
Read this story about how six feminists took over a misogynist Facebook page from the inside… [The Daily Dot] Black women are 49 percent less likely than white women to get tested for the mutated genes that lead to breast cancer. Here’s what else you need to know about how race impacts breast healthcare. [Diversity [...]
Post by Lindsay Ferrier Angelina Jolie revealed in the New York Times this week that she had a pre-emptive double mastectomy, after discovering that she had the same mutant gene that caused her own mother to die of breast cancer at the...Show More Summary
I was as stunned as everyone else by Angelina Jolie's revelation on Tuesday that she'd had a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer. That's not only because one of the most famous women in the world had managed to keep such a dramatic secret under wraps for so long (although that is pretty amazing).
While mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are most commonly known to cause breast and ovarian cancer, they are also linked to cancers of other organs, including the prostate and lung. A new study has shown that a particular drug can limit the progression of non-breast cancers in carriers of the mutant genes. In... [Continue Reading]
I applaud Angelina Jolie for her bravery and willingness to share her experience with the public. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, six years ago, I was not aware of the extent of my family's history with the disease. I know how it feels to be there. And even if you're a movie star, those decisions remain the same.
I admit to not being a big fan of many of her movies -- possibly the only man on the planet who will admit so -- but there's little denying that movie sensation Angelina Jolie has a history of selfless acts and humanitarian giving that's...Show More Summary
Jolie's personal experiences brings the dangers of breast cancer into new light and also gives hope to current and future breast cancer sufferers thanks to improving therapies and diagnostic tests.
Emma Stone attends the 2013 Gilda’s Club Benefit Luncheon on Wednesday afternoon (May 15) in New York City. The 24-year-old actress, whose mom battled breast cancer in the past, was in attendance to celebrate women working and living with cancer. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Emma Stone That same day, Emma‘s boyfriend and [...]
After learning she was a high risk for breast and ovarian cancer, Angelina Jolie opted to undergo a double mastectomy. Now she's reportedly planning to have her ovaries removed as well.
Angelina Jolie's big reveal that she had a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of breast cancer by 82 percent has shocked the globe, rocked America's healthcare contention, been hailed by many—including her equally famous hubby Brad Pitt—and has even landed her on the cover of Time magazine. [ more › ]
PHILADELPHIA – In the largest clinical trial to date to examine the efficacy of PARP inhibitor therapy in BRCA 1/2 carriers with diseases other than breast and ovarian cancer, the oral drug olaparib was found to be effective against advanced pancreatic and prostate cancers. Show More Summary
We have to be careful not to conflate Jolie’s situation and choices with those of an average woman or even with those of a woman who receives a diagnosis of low-grade breast cancer.
Angelina Jolie revealed in a New York Times op-ed she underwent a preventative double mastectomy in order to lessen her chances of contracting breast cancer. Jolie learned she carried the BRCA1 gene which would make it highly likely she would develop the cancer. Show More Summary