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Some women still don't underststand 'overdiagnosis' risk in breast screening

A third of women who are given information about the chance of 'overdiagnosis' through the NHS breast screening programme may not fully understand the risks involved, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer (BJC), today (Friday). read more

Doctors Wanted to Abort Her Baby Because She Had Breast Cancer, Then This Happened

Through the grace of God, PRI has saved the life of an unborn child in Peru who was slated to be aborted for so-called “therapeutic” reasons. Doctors in a Peruvian hospital had decided to give a woman with breast cancer an abortion, claiming that the abortion was necessary to save her life. In fact, they […]

Why It's Okay to Mourn Robin Williams

I know, that in this day and age, guilt takes over when we let the Kardashians take over our Sunday afternoon instead of spending time donating to breast cancer research or volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. I know that scrolling...Show More Summary

Former Orlando Anchor Wendy Chioji Reveals ‘The Cancer is Back’

Former WESH anchor Wendy Chioji says “The Beast” she’s been fighting for years has “come roaring back.” Chioji first shared her battle with breast cancer while working at Orlando’s NBC affiliate in 2001, and underwent treatment again last fall for a fast-growing cancer of the thymus gland. Show More Summary

Better classification to improve treatments for breast cancer

Breast cancer can be classified into ten different subtypes, and scientists have developed a tool to identify which is which. The research, published in the journal Genome Biology, could improve treatments and targeting of treatments for the disease. read more

ASTRO Selects Two California Cancer Patient Support Organizations to Receive Survivor Circle Grants

The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has selected two California-based cancer patient support groups, Kids Konnected and the Breast and Gyn Health Project, to receive ASTRO's 2014 Survivor Circle grants.

Symptoms after breast cancer surgery need to be treated on an individual basis

For those affected, breast cancer is a dramatic diagnosis. Patients often have to endure chemotherapy and surgery, which, depending on the individual scenario, may mean breast conserving surgery or breast removal—mastectomy. In the aftermath, many women experience symptoms such as pain, fatigue/exhaustion, or sleep disturbances. Show More Summary

New biomarker highly promising for predicting breast cancer outcomes

A protein named p66ShcA shows promise as a biomarker to identify breast cancers with poor prognoses, according to research. The ability to predict prognosis is critical to management of treatment. A patient with a good prognosis can be spared aggressive treatment, with its oft-unpleasant side effects. Show More Summary

Advertising: Estée Lauder Takes Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Year-Round

The changes to the campaign, which used to be concentrated in October, reflect how social and digital platforms can help charities and causes break through the clutter.

New approach to identify 'drivers' of cancer developed

A new integrated approach to pinpoint the genetic “drivers” of cancer has been developed by scientists, uncovering eight genes that could be viable for targeted breast cancer therapy. While the study focused on identifying genetic drivers for breast cancer, the approach could easily be applied to other tumors types as well, authors note.

Medicaid reimbursements may affect cancer screening rates among beneficiaries

In states with higher Medicaid payments for office visits, Medicaid beneficiaries were more likely to be screened for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer, a recent study shows. Although Medicaid is a joint state-federal government health insurance program, each state sets the policies for its own Medicaid program within requirements set by the federal government.

New biomarker highly promising for predicting breast cancer outcomes

A protein named p66ShcA shows promise as a biomarker to identify breast cancers with poor prognoses, according to research published ahead of print in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biology. Cancer is deadly in large part due to its ability to metastasize, to travel from one organ or tissue type to another and malignantly sprout anew. Show More Summary

UNC Lineberger Researchers Develop New Approach to Identify "Drivers" of Cancer

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have developed a new integrated approach to pinpoint the genetic "drivers" of cancer, uncovering eight genes that could be viable for targeted breast cancer therapy.

FPV GTF Specials Net Nearly $400k For Breast Cancer Research

Two of Ford’s special FPV GT F sedans have helped the National Breast Cancer Foundation add nearly $400,000 to its research fund this week. Placed on eBay’s virtual auction block last week, build numbers 001 and 500 of the final FPV GT sedan received 84 and 106 bids respectively. Show More Summary

Medicaid reimbursements may affect cancer screening rates among beneficiaries

A recent study has found that in states with higher Medicaid payments for office visits, Medicaid beneficiaries were more likely to be screened for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed...Show More Summary

FPV GT F auction yields almost $400,000 for National Breast Cancer Foundation

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An auction of two FPV GT F models has raised nearly $400,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The two FPV GT F cars – with build plates 001 and 500 – were sold to buyers from Western Australia and Victoria, respectively. Car 001 sold for $157,600 after 84 bids, while the final Australian-bound sedan which is [...]

Inflammatory Breast Cancer: its symptoms, treatment and hope for the future

If asked to describe the symptoms of breast cancer, most people would say "a lump" – and that is what the majority of people, who check themselves, will be hoping not to find. However, there are other symptoms of breast cancer – found in the many and rarer types of the disease – of which [...]

Women with severe, chronic health issues are screened for breast cancer less often

TORONTO, Aug. 22, 2014 — Women with severe disabilities and multiple chronic conditions are screened for breast cancer less often than women with no disabilities or no chronic conditions, a new study has found. They are also screened less often than women with moderate disabilities or women with only one chronic condition, according to Dr. Show More Summary

New Research Indicates Dogs Can Detect Breast Cancer

New research suggests that dogs could soon be used to detect breast cancer in an extremely effective and reliable manner. Animals working for Medical Detection Dogs in Buckinghamshire, UK, have already had a 93 per cent rate of accuracy when it comes to sniffing 6,000 urine samples to detect prostate cancer. The results of this

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