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  • Elizabeth Edwards dead at age 61

    12/07/2010 2:03:45 PM PST · by jern · 279 replies · 4+ views
    WRAL News has learned that Elizabeth Edwards passed away late Tuesday afternoon.
  • XMRV virus found in 25% of breast cancer samples says U. of Utah research team

    11/25/2010 7:36:00 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 10 replies
    World International Property Organization ^ | November 18, 2010 | Ila Ramnaresh Singh (lead inventor)
    [0003] The present inventors discovered that Xenotropic murine leukemia-related retrovirus (XMRV) has a strong link with human cancer, including prostate cancer and breast cancer. XMRV may also be associated with cervical cancer, hematologic malignancies, including lymphomas and leukemias, and non-cancerous conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome and other neuroimmune diseases. This disclosure describes a series of methods to detect XMRV infection, and for use of that information in the diagnosis [0109] Additionally, 178 cases of breast cancer were examined for the presence of XMRV using the described methods. Approximately 25% of breast cancers contained either XMRV proviral DNA sequences or...
  • Breast Cancer Info Sharing

    11/11/2010 1:23:03 PM PST · by janereinheimer · 104 replies
    Jane Reinheimer
    After having been recently diagnosed with breast cancer, I am encouraged to open this thread by others who would like to share information with others who have joined our sisterhood. There's so much to learn and so much to take in all at once. Lots of decisions to make, too. Please feel free to share your experiences and hope that we may save lives in the process, and lift each other up. -- Jane Reinheimer
  • Mississippi player kicked off team after wearing pink cleats

    11/11/2010 12:47:19 PM PST · by jerry557 · 24 replies
    Rivals via Yahoo ^ | 11/11/10 | Cameron Smith
    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October was all about the color pink, even in sports. MLB players wore pink wristbands. NFL teams wore pink wristbands and pink-edged hats, and in some cases, pink cleats. Everywhere you looked, pink was in vogue. Evidently Mendenhall (Miss.) High School football coach Chris Peterson missed the memo. According to the Associated Press, and USA Today, among other outlets, Peterson kicked 17-year-old placekicker Coy Sheppard, above, off the Mendenhall football team when Sheppard attempted to wear pink cleats in a practice following a game in October. As Sheppard explains in the video...
  • UK cancer death rates for women are among the worst in Europe

    11/11/2010 8:52:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 11/11/10 | Tim Ross
    The UK has the fifth highest cancer death rate for women among the 27 European Union countries but spending on health is lower in Britain than other leading economies. Only Poland, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Hungary had worse records for deaths from cancer among women.[Snip] The ONS report said: “Breast cancer is the most common form of female cancer in England and Wales. It is also the second most common cause of cancer deaths in women, after lung cancer.” Death rates from breast cancer fell in the UK and the rest of Europe between 2000 and 2007.
  • New study shows value of mammography

    11/10/2010 8:02:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies (Fort Wayne) ^ | 17 October 2010 | Dr. Terry Gaff
    Late last year, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force changed their book of evidence-based guidelines for mammography screening in a way that caused significant disagreement in the medical community. The task force recommended against routine mammography screening for women before age 50 years and suggested that this breast cancer screening end at age 74 years. The guidelines also recommended changing the screening interval from one year to two years. Now, new data from a large Swedish study show that mammography screening in women aged 40 to 49 years results in a much greater reduction in mortality from breast cancer than...
  • Komen Foundation: Trick or Treat?

    10/26/2010 12:55:53 PM PDT · by Slyfox · 13 replies · 1+ views
    RNC for Life ^ | October 26, 2010
    October is "Breast Cancer Awareness Month," and thanks to a huge promotional campaign by the Susan Komen Foundation, pink is showing up on everything from women's lapel pins to socks on football teams. But look beyond the "pink treat"! According to Caroline May, political reporter at The Daily Caller, some of the money that Komen raises actually goes to Planned Parenthood, the world's largest abortion provider. In FY 2009, Komen affiliates contributed about $7.5 million to programs sponsored by Planned Parenthood. Perhaps the reason for Komen's support of Planned Parenthood is the fact that Komen's founder, Nancy Brinker, is a...
  • Senate candidate Fiorina in hospital for infection

    10/26/2010 11:15:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    California GOP Senate challenger Carly Fiorina is in the hospital to be treated for an infection associated with her reconstructive surgery after breast cancer. Deborah Bowker, the campaign's chief of staff, says in a statement issued Tuesday that Fiorina was admitted to a hospital and is being treated with antibiotics. The campaign will not say when or where she was admitted.
  • Breast Cancer Seen as Riskier With Hormone

    10/22/2010 7:44:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 19, 2010 | DENISE GRADY
    Hormone treatment after menopause, already known to increase the risk of breast cancer, also makes it more likely that the cancer will be advanced and deadly, a study finds. Women who took hormones and developed breast cancer were more likely to have cancerous lymph nodes, a sign of more advanced disease, and were more likely to die from the disease than were breast cancer patients who had never taken hormones. The increased risks were relatively small and are not fully understood. But previous research has found that hormone treatment can cause delays in diagnosis by increasing breast density, making tumors...
  • Tumour detection takes an ultrasonic leap

    10/20/2010 3:01:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    Highlights in Chemical Biology ^ | 20 October 2010 | Philippa Ross
    Hollow silica nanoparticles filled with gas behave as efficient contrast agents for use in ultrasound imaging. This could improve detection of tumours in breast cancer patients, claim US scientists.Ultrasound imaging is a safe, fast and non-invasive technique used for medical diagnosis. However, one shortcoming is the inferior image contrast compared to more sophisticated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). To improve this, radiologists use microbubble contrast agents to enhance the reflection of ultrasonic waves and therefore improve the quality of the ultrasound image, or radioactive seeds that are injected into the patient before surgery to visualise the entire tumour. However, the contrast...
  • How "Breast Cancer Awareness" Campaigns Hurt

    10/14/2010 1:01:19 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 53 replies · 2+ views
    P R Watch ^ | 10/11/2010 | Anne Landman
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Pink ribbons abound at department stores, grocery stores, gas stations, shopping malls and many other places. But the big "awareness" push may be misplaced. After all, lung cancer kills twice as many women each year as breast cancer -- more women every year in the U.S. die from lung cancer than from breast, uterine, and ovarian cancers combined. In 2009 alone, 31,000 more women died of lung cancer than breast cancer. But there aren't any ribbons, theme-colored products, corporate promotions, colored car magnets, festivals or fundraisers to make people aware of lung cancer's devastating...
  • WH to become 'Pink' House' for Breast Cancer month

    10/14/2010 12:10:31 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 36 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Google ^ | October 14, 2010
    WASHINGTON — The White House is becoming the "Pink House" in recognition of October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. President Barack Obama announced Thursday via Twitter that the building will be bathed in pink light. It will be for just one night.
  • Harding U. Drops Komen over Planned Parenthood Funding

    10/06/2010 11:22:01 PM PDT · by topher · 16 replies ^ | October 7, 2010 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Wednesday October 6, 2010 Harding U. Drops Komen over Planned Parenthood Funding By Kathleen GilbertSEARCY, Arkansas, October 6, 2010 ( - The campus bookstore at an Arkansas Christian university has stopped selling Susan G. Komen for the Cure items because of the organization's funding of several affiliates that fund Planned Parenthood.The Daily Citizen of Searcy and White County reported that, according to Harding spokesman David Crouch, university vice president Mel Sansom decided to pull the items because of the Planned Parenthood connection.Komen has come under fire from pro-life advocates for maintaining ties with about 21 affiliates that support Planned...
  • Komen, Planned Parenthood and Their Catholic Apologists

    09/25/2010 8:47:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 93 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | 9/25/2010 | Judie Brown
    One day last month a friend sent me a copy of a letter she had received from Eric Winer, the chief scientific advisor for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The letter, dated March, 2009, is among the most enigmatic I have ever read.  The mystery that I found in Mr. Winer’s words comes about because it appears that he has forgotten what it means to truly strive to protect the health and welfare of women, but has chosen a different path that excuses the Komen relationship with Planned Parenthood while, at the same time, ignoring clinical evidence that abortion...
  • Microbiologist: Hundreds of Studies Confirm Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

    09/22/2010 4:21:05 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 82 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/22/10 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- A microbiologist says there are so many published studies confirming the link between induced abortion and breast cancer that he plans to publish one every day on his blog until he's mentioned them all. It will take Dr. Gerard Nadal so many weeks to cover them all, the blogging will continue until early next year.Nadal, who has a has a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from St John's University in New York, has spent 16 years teaching science, most recently at Manhattan College.He will report on one abortion-breast cancer study daily until he has exhausted all of...
  • Breast cancer patients on edge (death panels in camoflage)

    09/16/2010 4:11:54 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9-16-10 | Derek Hunter
    As the government moves to involve itself in more of our healthcare in the ramp-up to the implementation of Obamacare, the old ways in which it interferes with the doctor-patient relationship serve as a stark reminder of what is come. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the regulatory body that basically sets the tone for which drugs patients have access to, is preparing to dramatically shift the drug approval process for the United States. It appears that using the late-stage cancer drug Avastin as a test case, the FDA is using cost as a factor in the drug approval process....
  • No Love for Edgy Message: Cancer Bracelets Rankle Schools

    09/03/2010 2:43:38 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 39 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News Medical Unit ^ | Sept. 2, 2010 | KIM CAROLLO,
    A 1-inch thick rubber bracelet has caused quite a stir in schools across the country, despite the positive message its wearers believe it sends. The bracelets say "I [heart] Boobies" and are part of a nationwide campaign launched several months ago to make young people more aware of breast cancer. The Clovis Unified School District in central California is one of the latest to ban the bracelets. District spokeswoman Kelly Avants told they violate the school's dress code. "We have an existing dress code that specifically states clothing, jewelry or accessories with sexually suggestive language or images is not...
  • Death Panels Begin As Reform Takes Shape

    08/18/2010 4:52:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 18, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Medicine: After the recess appointment of a Medicare and Medicaid head, an FDA panel drops its endorsement of a widely used cancer drug. Another FDA-approved cancer therapy may not be paid for. It begins. It didn't take long for the health care philosophy of Dr. Donald Berwick, President Obama's choice to head the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, and an appointee we have labeled a "one-man death panel," to have an effect. Berwick is an admirer of Britain's National Health Service and its National Institute for Clinical Excellence, with the Orwellian-acronym NICE. "NICE," Berwick has said, "is extremely effective...
  • US breast cancer drug decision 'marks start of death panels'

    08/16/2010 5:54:05 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/16/2010 | Nick Allen in Los Angeles and Andrew Hough
    America's health watchdog is considering revoking its approval of the drug Avastin for use on women with advanced breast cancer, leading to accusations that it will mark the start of 'death panel' drug rationing. A decision to rescind endorsement of the drug would reignite the highly charged debate over US health care reform and how much the state should spend on new and expensive treatments. Avastin, the world’s best selling cancer drug, is primarily used to treat colon cancer and was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2008 for use on women with breast cancer that has...
  • Bras and Breast Cancer

    08/16/2010 9:58:28 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 78 replies · 1+ views
    Although I am an environmental chemist (Ph.D in biochemistry), I have been doing a lot of literature research on breast cancer since I saw an article on the National Library of Medicine database over a year ago. That article documented an increase in breast cancer rates between women who do wear bras versus those that do not. That Harvard study fascinated me and I searched the medical literature for possible explanations. In January 1996, I discovered the book by Singer and Grismaijer and their explanation of impaired lymphatic flow intrigued me. I have since read everything that I can find...