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October 28, 2014

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4:25 AM | Faces of Breast Cancer: Find Your Story, Join the Conversation
An enhanced interactive feature allows readers to join a global community of women and men whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. Share your story, find someone like you or join the conversation at the Faces of Breast Cancer project.

October 22, 2014

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6:00 PM | Highly effective new anti-cancer drug shows few side effects in mice
The drug, developed with the help of Yusuke Nakamura and his lab, inhibits the action of a protein that is overproduced by several tumor types, including lung and breast.

October 21, 2014

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3:20 AM | Genetic Variant May Shield Latinas From Breast Cancer
A new study’s findings may explain why Hispanic women have lower rates of breast cancer than other Americans.

October 20, 2014

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10:40 PM | How to prevent cancer in 12 easy steps–OK, not that easy
I have railed against charlatans who claim that they have the easy way to prevent or cure cancer. Generally, these snake oil salesmen try to convince you that they have some miraculous food, supplement, spiritual energy, and on and on, that can either kill cancer in its tracks. Or keep them from even growing in your body. […]Continue reading «How to prevent cancer in 12 easy steps–OK, not that easy»

October 13, 2014

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7:00 AM | Antiperspirants: Not a cause of breast cancer
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post in which I explained why wearing a bra does not cause breast cancer. After I had finished the post, it occurred to me that I should have saved that post for now, given that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The reason is that, like clockwork, pretty…

October 09, 2014

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1:10 PM | A New Low?
"Pinkwashing Hits a New Low" - #Fracking joins #NFL & @SusanGKomen: http://t.co/lBSttTDdKL #noshame— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) October 9, 2014

October 06, 2014

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7:00 AM | Breast cancer myths: No, antiperspirants do not cause breast cancer
Four weeks ago, I wrote a post in which I explained why wearing a bra does not cause breast cancer. After I had finished the post, it occurred to me that I should have saved that post for now, given that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The reason is that, like clockwork, pretty much […]

October 03, 2014

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10:43 PM | Structural variations efficiently orchestrate the gain and loss...
Structural variations efficiently orchestrate the gain and loss of cancer gene cassettes that engage many oncogenic pathways simultaneously and such oncogenic cassettes are favoured during the evolution of a cancer Genetic changes through somatic mutations span from single nucleotide alterations to breakpoints interrupting gene contiguity, segmental copy number changes, and imbalances of entire chromosomes Beginning their review with a description of the basics of cancer, from the genetic […]

October 02, 2014

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4:06 PM | No Ice Buckets or Pink Ribbons for Very Rare Genetic Diseases
As enthusiasm for dumping ice on one another fades with autumn and October brings pervasive pink, I wish that attention would turn to families confronting diseases not as well known as ALS and breast cancer. HOW RARE IS RARE? According … Continue reading »The post No Ice Buckets or Pink Ribbons for Very Rare Genetic Diseases appeared first on DNA Science Blog.
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1:00 PM | And so it begins: Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings out the cancer quacks
As I mentioned yesterday, here it’s that time of year again: October. Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While the topic of my post then was how antivaccine activists have tried to glom on to the attention that Breast Cancer Awareness Month gets in order to create their fake “awareness month” known as “Vaccine Injury Awareness Month,”…
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