Monthly Archives: March 2015

When it airs beginning tomorrow, March 30, the Ken Burns-produced documentary “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” will emphasize how much more we now know about the genetic basis for cancer. This year, according to President Obama, cancer research and … Continue reading

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In Monday’s first installment of the PBS series “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” airing March 30 – April 1, a statistic in narrated about cancer’s toll in the United States is offered to convey the magnitude of the subject: … Continue reading

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Two years after writing about her choice to have a preventive double mastectomy, Angelina Jolie Pitt writes of the decision to proceed to her next preventive surgery, the removal of her ovaries and fallopian tubes, in this first person column … Continue reading

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Breast biopsies are good at telling the difference between healthy tissue and cancer, but less reliable for identifying more subtle abnormalities, a new study finds, in this report from the New York Times. Because of the uncertainty, women whose results … Continue reading

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Apple recently unveiled a first-of-its-kind App designed to empower breast cancer survivors and fighters to join the research process as a way to “Share the Journey,” as reported by NBC Los Angeles. The iOS App, Share the Journey: Mind, Body … Continue reading

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Fifteen new genetic “hot-spots” that boost a woman’s breast cancer risk have been identified by scientists. The discovery brings the tally of known single-letter variations in the genetic code linked to the disease to 90, as reported in the Herald … Continue reading

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Nearly 25 years ago, the National Cancer Institute declared that women with early-stage breast cancer could be spared mastectomies. The institute acted after studies found that breast removal offered no survival benefits over removing just the lump and following up … Continue reading

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James P. Allison is the chairman of the immunology department at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. His seminal research opened up a new field in cancer treatment: immunotherapy. Instead of poisoning a tumor through chemotherapy … Continue reading

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