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2011-04-19 16:51:51

A $300,000 two-year grant from the Avon Foundation for Women will help researchers in the NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine determine how breast cancer cells spread from the breast and target the brain. "This a very serious, and most fatal aspect of breast cancer. Presently, we cannot cure it," said Dr. Dario Marchetti, professor of pathology and immunology at BCM, and the principal investigator of the project.Seeds of cancer metastasis Marchetti directs...

2011-04-05 14:52:11

Breast cancer survivors who experience large weight gain have an increased risk of death after diagnosis, according to research scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, Calif. Breast cancer survivors who experienced large weight gain (10 percent or more over their pre-diagnosis weight) were 14 percent more likely to experience a cancer recurrence compared to women whose weight remained stable (within 5 percent of pre-diagnosis weight) following diagnosis. The study...

2011-03-07 09:14:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Women who have survived breast cancer may fall more often than others, according to a new study. Researchers from the Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute asked post-menopausal breast cancer survivors whether they had fallen in the past year and then tracked their falls over six months. They found 58 percent of breast cancer survivors had fallen in the previous year, and nearly half fell within six months after joining the study. This is nearly...

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2011-03-01 09:28:29

Change after drop in hormone use did not continue through 2007 A sharp decline in breast cancer incidence rates among non-Hispanic white women in the U.S. after a dramatic drop in the use of postmenopausal hormone therapy did not continue through 2007, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute. While there are several possible explanations for the recent stabilization, it may indicate that the decrease in breast cancers thought to be related...

2011-02-17 13:55:00

OpEd In New Jersey Star Ledger, State's Largest Paper WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a guest column for the New Jersey Star-Ledger, a former White House spokesman and Chief-of-Staff for the House Aging Committee and Health Subcommittee, Robert Weiner, a George Washington University breast cancer laboratory director and professor, Dr. Patricia Berg, and policy analyst, James Lewis assert that "as the government keeps funding two wars and ongoing tax breaks, curing...

2010-10-22 01:44:12

Disparities in breast cancer mortality continued to be unacceptably high in Chicago and significantly larger than the national average according to new data released today at a rally sponsored by the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force. The task force also announced results of the first year of data collection by the Chicago Breast Cancer Quality Consortium, which found many hospitals in Chicago are not meeting accepted quality standards. The Sinai Urban Health Institute has been...

2010-10-19 09:12:00

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The fall brings with it cool weather and the familiar autumn colors of brown, red, yellow and -- pink. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101019/SF84423) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101019/SF84423) October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer, the second most common form of cancer in women, can be cured if detected and treated in its earlier stages. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2010,...

2010-10-19 07:37:16

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that 207,090 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2010. Without a clear cure in sight, the number of women affected by this disease is expected to continue to rise; meaning 13% of the women born today will undergo treatment for breast cancer. At his Scottsdale plastic surgery practice, Steven H. Turkeltaub, MD, PC is celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October by promoting the organization's dedication to the fight...

2010-10-12 14:33:00

DENVER, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Most people have supported breast cancer awareness within the past 12 months, according to a survey by Memolink (www.memolink.com) of more than 3,500 of its members. Memolink.com is a leading online rewards program. Five percent of the female Memolink members surveyed have been actually diagnosed with breast cancer, but 67% of both genders have made at least one contribution to the fight against breast cancer in the past 12 months. When asked about their...

2010-10-08 08:00:00

-Reese Witherspoon joins the Avon Foundation for Women on its crusade to raise breast cancer funds and awareness this October- NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but at the Avon Foundation for Women, it's breast cancer awareness month every month of the year. The Avon Foundation and Avon Foundation Honorary Chairperson Reese Witherspoon are using this October to kick off the Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye grassroots campaign to motivate...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.