Rita Henley Jensen is 69, and after her mastectomy she started the process of reconstructing her missing breast through surgery. Then she took a sharp left turn. Read more...
Young women with early breast cancer face a difficult choice about whether to opt for a mastectomy or breast conserving therapy (BCT). New research has shown young women, who had early stage breast cancer that had not spread to the lymph...Show More Summary
Paulette Leaphart, the breast cancer survivor showcased in Beyonce’s Lemonade movie to help spread awareness for the disease, sat down with People yesterday and recounted her experience on the set of Lemonade. Among other things, Leaphart talked about how Jay Z and Beyonce’s marriage did not seem to be troubled at all, which raises the... Show More Summary
Turin, Italy: Young women with early breast cancer face a difficult choice about whether to opt for a mastectomy or breast conserving therapy (BCT). This is because there is little evidence as to whether the greater risk of a returnShow More Summary
Carly Fiorina – A Warrior’s Breast Cancer Survival Story I’m going to devote this Water Cooler today to one of my real heroes in life, Carly Fiorina, and her remarkable story of courage, survival, and achievement. What many Constitutional...Show More Summary
April 29, 2016 - For women who have undergone mastectomy for breast cancer, breast reconstruction using the abdominal "DIEP flap" provides good long-term quality of life (QOL)--similar to that of women without breast cancer, reportsShow More Summary
Using a clinically guided genetic screening approach, researchers identified a non-coding RNA that is overexpressed in triple-negative breast cancer cells and regulated by the tumor suppressor p53 and the activated cell surface protein, EGFR. This molecule enhances the repair of DNA breaks by serving as a scaffold that links two other proteins in the repair machinery.
A new method for identifying mutations and prioritizing variants in breast and ovarian cancer genes, which will not only reduce the number of possible variants for doctors to investigate, but also increase the number of patients that are properly diagnosed.
Using a broad spectrum of analytical tools, scientists have shown how sometimes small, often practically imperceptible, structural changes in a key breast cancer receptor are directly linked to regulating molecules and can produce predictable effects in curbing or accelerating cancer growth.
Poets Megan Kaminski and Brenda Ijima are organizing a YouCaring Campaign for UC San Diego PhD candidate and poet Jeanine Webb, who is undergoing treatment for an aggressive form of breast cancer. From their YouCaring page: Help Jeanine get through this challenging time. She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. This fund […]
For $249, Color Genomics wants to tell you if you have the genetic mutations that could predispose you to certain types of cancer. Color launched last April with its breast and ovarian cancer screening test, which looked at 19 genetic markers, parts of our DNA that have been linked to certain conditions. Show More Summary
A research team led by an award-winning genomicist at Western University has developed a new method for identifying mutations and prioritizing variants in breast and ovarian cancer genes, which will not only reduce the number of possible...Show More Summary
PHILADELPHIA - The discovery of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) has dramatically changed the understanding of the biology of diseases such as cancer. The human genome contains about 20,000 protein-coding genes - less than 2 percent of the total - but 70 percent of the genome is made into non-gene-encoding RNA. read more
JUPITER, FL - April 28, 2016 - Designing effective new drugs, especially drugs to fight cancer, demands that you know as much as you can about the molecular workings of cancer growth. Without that, it's like planning to fight a war against an enemy you've never seen. read more
Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute's Florida campus have shown how sometimes small, often imperceptible, structural changes in a key breast cancer receptor are directly linked to regulating molecules and can produce predictable effects in curbing or accelerating cancer growth.
The Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation announced that it has donated to four New Mexico organizations to support women battling breast cancer: the Anita Salas Memorial Fund, Comadre a Comadre program, YWCA New Mexico and the New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance.
In a section of Beyoncé's "Lemonade" titled "Hope," a woman stands in a dark room looking towards the light. That woman is Paulette Leaphart, and she never imagined meeting Beyoncé, let alone appearing in a video with her. "It was kind...Show More Summary
Neuherberg, April 27, 2016. Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München describe how breast cancer cells challenged with a small-molecule inhibitor targeting specific invasive properties switch to an alternative mode-of-action, rendering them even more aggressive. Show More Summary
Researchers describe how breast cancer cells challenged with a small-molecule inhibitor targeting specific invasive properties switch to an alternative mode-of-action, rendering them even more aggressive. The results may impair future therapeutic approaches in the TGF-beta pathway.
Candis Cayne appears on the next episode of NBC's "Heartbeat" as a trans woman diagnosed with breast cancer.