Monthly Archives: April 2011

The American College of Surgeons recently launched an initiative to encourage the adoption of proven metrics to achieve a combined goal of lower health care costs and improved outcomes for patients: Improving quality of care leads to fewer complications, and…translates … Continue reading

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In 1985 the Breast Care Center at the University of Michigan opened its doors. The Clinic was the first academic multidisciplinary breast care center in the United States. The importance of this breast-conserving advance in the care and treatment of women was … Continue reading

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Breast cancer patient Melissa Riley, of Attleboro, Massachusetts, writes movingly of her experience this past year in a column appearing in the Attleboro Patch: It’s vital for any cancer patient to educate themselves about options and treatments, but what I needed most … Continue reading

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Throughout this site, and as verbalized by breast cancer surgeon Dr. Jay Harness, you often hear us talk of why and how We Live You. We Live You introduces the patient care and treatment approach of Dr. Harness and his … Continue reading

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Breast cancer patients must often decide from among multiple therapy options to prevent cancer recurrence. Among the beliefs of Dr. Jay Harness in the treatment of patients is how “we place you in a position of information strength.” What this means … Continue reading

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We recently discussed the riveting new book, The Emperor of All Maladies, also described as a biography of cancer, including breast cancer. This week the 2011 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced. Among the winners, The Emperor of All Maladies, a “distinguished … Continue reading

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The online news site Salon offers a discussion with the author of The Emperor of all Maladies, the recently published biography of cancer: Cancer runs deep in our culture’s veins. It’s hard to find someone who hasn’t been affected by … Continue reading

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Dr. Jay Harness comments on the promise of Halaven and other recent breast cancer treatment developments in an on-air interview hosted by CBS Los Angeles affiliate KNX NewsRadio. The interview is available at this audio link. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration … Continue reading

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