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2009-01-29 06:00:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A national coalition of patient advocates, physicians, business groups, non-profit organizations and other stakeholders, has been created to help breast cancer survivors gain better access to high quality prostheses and related post-surgical items. Known as Because We CARE (Breast Cancer Survivor Coalition for the Advancement, Reform and Equity), the coalition, a non-profit organization (www.becausewecarecoalition.com) launched this week with the support...

2008-12-18 11:44:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you're medically underserved or uninsured in this country, finding health care services is a near-impossible task. However, a Texas program has successfully improved access to breast health services for this population, and serves as a model for other communities. Today, the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund (NBCCF) awarded its 2008 Best Practices in Breast Cancer Advocacy Award to this program, The Rose's Breast Health Collaborative of...

2008-11-18 20:01:46

Some Latina women are more likely than white women to regret their breast cancer treatment decisions, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center suggest a greater effort should be made to inform women who prefer speaking Spanish of their available breast cancer treatment options. The study, published in the journal Patient Education and Counseling, finds Latina women who prefer speaking Spanish are more than five times more likely to be...

2008-10-31 12:00:32

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- American women increasingly believe that the goal of breast cancer research should be ending rather than simply treating breast cancer, according to a new survey released today by the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC). Women see two main obstacles hindering that fight - first, that drug companies are not as committed as they should be to saving lives as opposed to making profits, and second, that there is insufficient federal funding directed to...

2008-10-13 06:00:18

By Liz Szabo Barbara Bradfield has lived to see dramatic changes in breast cancer. When she was diagnosed in 1989, Bradfield's tumor -- which produced an overabundance of a protein called HER2 -- was considered especially deadly. Today, women with tumors like hers have some of the best survival rates in breast cancer. Experts say the drug that has kept Bradfield healthy for so long, Herceptin, has changed the nature of breast cancer and helped doctors better understand what causes...

2008-10-01 12:00:31

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and the Avon Foundation today launched the Love/Avon Army of Women, a groundbreaking initiative that will partner women with breast cancer researchers to find the key to what causes breast cancer and take science beyond a cure to prevention. Women have taken personal action to raise millions of dollars by walking, running, and donating to the fight against breast cancer. These dollars have helped advance breast cancer...

2008-09-29 12:00:40

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympic champions of the 2008 Summer Games, led by Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin, along with Team USA will join with some of the biggest names in music for a national network television special, Frosted Pink with a Twist, in an effort to inspire action, celebrate survivorship and encourage women to become advocates for themselves in the fight against cancer. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/fpwt/35068/...

2008-09-12 03:00:06

By Lanfranchi, Angela ABSTRACT: Informed patient consent for medical treatment is required by both law and medical ethics. Yet, both federal agencies and academicians are participating in the suppression of information about the heightened risk of breast cancer posed by oral contraceptives and induced abortion. There is historical precedent in the long-delayed acknowledgement of the smoking/lung cancer link. By law, a patient has the right to be fully informed of the nature of her medical...

2008-07-16 09:01:19

Oklahoma Cares, a breast and cervical cancer treatment program, received high marks on a recent survey measuring member satisfaction. The program provides health care benefits to low-income women between the ages of 19 and 65 who have no creditable health insurance coverage for breast or cervical cancer. In the survey, members were asked about the services they received and what improvements, if any, could be made to the care they received through the program. Members were pleased with...

2008-06-25 15:01:44

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Amy Martin, +1-202-745-5118, amartin@gymr.com, for The Markle Foundation Diverse Groups - Including AARP, Americas Health Insurance Plans, Dossia, Google, Intuit, Microsoft, WebMD - Endorse Markle Foundation Collaboration to Increase Consumer Access to Personal Health Information New Public Opinion Survey Shows Overwhelming Consumer Support for Practices to Enhance Consumer Participation and Protect Information NEW YORK, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/...


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