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1 hr ago | Northern Life
Breast cancer survivor Kimberley Wahamaa, right, has planned a number of events to raise funds for breast cancer research through the Northern Cancer Foundation. On Halloween, the Boo'bs and Beards event will encourage men to paint their beards pink in support of people fighting breast cancer.
2 hrs ago | Medical News Today
African-American women are at higher risk for developing estrogen receptor-negative and triple-negative breast cancer, subtypes of the disease that carry a higher mortality rate. Now, a new study suggests that an increased risk for these cancers is largely confined to African-American women who have had children but who never breastfed.
3 hrs ago | Bioscience Technology
Mutations in the human retinoblastoma protein gene are a leading cause of eye cancer. Now, Michigan State University scientists have turned to fruit fly eyes to unlock the secrets of this important cancer gene.
3 hrs ago | Patch.com
He established the Mary Anne Mazanec Ovarian Cancer Foundation in honor of his wife, who died of the disease in 2008. One year later, the foundation was established.
6 hrs ago | Iol.co.za
Roche Chief Executive Severin Schwan likes to crack open the champagne with his drug research teams at the end of a big project - especially when they fail. As the boss of one of the world's most successful pharmaceutical companies, whose leading position in cancer treatments has propelled its market value to more than $250 billion, it might seem a strange response.
6 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media
My Hope Chest is the only national non-profit organization that helps to fund reconstructive surgery for mastectomy patients who cannot afford the procedure. , consumers can support the cause by visiting a dedicated page on the Olga website to donate an amount of their choice .
8 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media
JDBCF is looking forward to partnering with Ambiance again for the 2014 Pink Carpet Gala on The Pink Carpet Gala celebrates the lives of women battling breast cancer. Each year, ten breast cancer survivors, the Pink Carpet Ladies, receive a complete makeover: new outfit, accessories, hair and makeup, and a special gift commemorating the evening's experience.
9 hrs ago | KVOX-FM Fargo
As seen in a video posted on YouTube , Miranda was singing "Over You" when she reached out her hand to a seven-year-old girl named Brooke Hester , who was near the stage. Hester is battling stage four neuroblastoma cancer.
Cancer. The very word causes a recoil, a visceral awareness that our statistical probability of "catching" this "disease" is astronomically high.
Architect firm VOA Associates Inc. filed permits to inhabit space at the 1.7-million-square-foot site late last week, but the two parties are "still in discussion," a spokesman for the city's Economic Development Corp. said. There are roughly 14 centers in the country that use proton beam technology, which destroys cancerous cells more directly than radiotherapy.
Men with prostate cancer may one day be able to predict when and how much various treatments will impact their urinary and sexual functioning, thanks in part to new findings that researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 56th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, September 16. Looking over data gathered from more than 17,000 surveys completed by men diagnosed with prostate cancer , Fox Chase researchers tracked when patients' urinary and sexual symptoms changed following each type of treatment, and by how much.
Brendan Semeraro, a student at H.B. Whitehorne Middle School, has organized a fundraiser for the Max Cure Foundation, which is working to find cures for pediatric cancers and fund the development of less toxic cancer treatments for children. But instead of asking you to give money, Semeraro is asking for your sneakers.
WJZ 's own Mary Bubala and Mike Schuh along with 1,000 participants took part in the two-day event that covers 150-mile ride through Maryland and Virginia. "We are incredibly grateful to the community of riders, donors, volunteers, sponsors and the hundreds of crew and volunteers who helped make our first annual Ride to Conquer Cancer a remarkable success for the world-leading cancer programs at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial and Suburban Hospitals," said Dr. William Nelson, Director of Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.
Involving much older women in breast cancer screening programs may "lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment" claim experts, following a study on a Netherlands-based national program that screened women up to age 75. For every advanced stage cancer detected through screening among 70-75-year-olds, around 20 "overdiagnosed" early stage cancers were detected. As people in Western societies are living longer, it is expected that in the coming years there will be an increase in the proportion of older women with breast cancer - the largest contributor to death from cancer in women worldwide.
DALLAS September 15, 2014 Combining a standard chemotherapy drug with a second drug that stops cells from dividing improves both the survival and response rates for those with advanced cervical cancer, a new study by UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers finds. The cancer-fighting cocktail, which combines the chemotherapy drug cisplatin with pemetrexed - an agent that stops cancer cells from dividing showed promising results for advanced, persistent, or recurrent cervical cancer.
Since she was a young girl, Danielle McCray knew she wanted to be a service-providing business owner. She had no clue exactly what type of service she would provide.
I'm a writer, physician and breast cancer survivor. Earlier in my career I practiced oncology and hematology.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:37 pm
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