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In a groundbreaking study, researchers say injecting bacteria into a cancerous tumor helped shrink it. Reporting in the journal Science Translational Medicine, scientists led by Dr. Saurabh Saha, a cancer researcher at biotech company BioMed Valley Discoveries, found that directly … Continue reading

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Some cancer patients adopt a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy with their doctors. Either they are more afraid or more brave than I am. I keep on asking, though the telling sometimes jolts me. Thus begins a column of interest … Continue reading

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We continue to share with you a series of columns authored by Melissa Riley, a breast cancer patient in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Ms. Riley writes movingly of her breast cancer care and treatment experience in the third installment of a series described … Continue reading

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We wrote recently of Melissa Riley, a breast cancer patient in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Ms. Riley writes movingly of her breast cancer care and treatment experience of this past year, in this second installment of a series described as a “guidebook” by … Continue reading

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We earlier shared the story of Claudia Gilmore. After learning she had inherited the breast cancer gene mutation from her grandmother and her father, she opted for a double prophylactic nipple-sparing mastectomy with oncoplastic reconstruction. She was only 23, but … Continue reading

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The Breast Health Global Initiative brought together a group of international breast cancer experts, including Dr. Jay Harness of Orange, California, to discuss breast cancer and patient diagnosis, care and treatment in low resource countries. The result was a series of blueprints for change resources, … 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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