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September 15, 2014

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11:49 AM | Should we test all women for breast cancer-causing mutations?
In this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association, famed geneticist Mary-Claire King argues that all women over age 30 should be tested for cancer-causing mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. King, who made the original discovery of the link between BRCA1 and breast cancer, is one of the world’s leading experts on how mutations in these genes cause cancer.But her proposed new universal testing policy, which fellow Forbes contributor David Shaywitz calls […]

September 10, 2014

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1:15 PM | The unsinkable rubber duck of a myth that bras cause breast cancer
Besides being a researcher and prolific blogger, I still maintain a practice in breast cancer surgery. It’s one of the more satisfying specialties in oncology because, in the vast majority of cases I treat, I can actually remove the cancer and “cure” the patient. (I use the quotes because we generally don’t like to use…

September 08, 2014

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7:00 AM | One more time: No, wearing a bra does not cause breast cancer
Besides being a researcher and prolific blogger, I still maintain a practice in breast cancer surgery. It’s one of the more satisfying specialties in oncology because, in the vast majority of cases I treat, I can actually remove the cancer “cure” the patient. (I use the quotes because we generally don’t like to use that […]

September 07, 2014

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10:00 AM | DNews: New Light Shed on Efficacy of Double Mastectomies
A new study has some surprising findings about the efficacy of a double mastectomy compared to other forms of breast cancer treatment. Tara breaks down the study's results.

August 28, 2014

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4:19 PM | Superfoods and breast cancer: Study takes a closer look at broccoli and green tea
Could a combination of broccoli sprouts and green tea offer protection against breast cancer — and transform hard-to-treat breast tumors into a type that responds to medication?A series of studies in the lab of UAB biologist Trygve Tollefsbol, Ph.D., D.O., have generated encouraging findings. Tollefsbol, who is also a senior scientist in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, has shown that mice given sprouts in their chow and green tea polyphenols in their water are protected against tumor […]
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12:00 AM | Reading the new map of breast cancer
In 2012 a landmark study produced a new genetic 'map' of breast cancer - today, the same researchers reveal one way to read it.
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