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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...
  • Naked rollercoaster record smashed

    08/11/2010 1:07:07 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Courier Mail (AU) ^ | August 09, 2010 | Staff Writers
    MORE than 100 thrill-seekers have ridden a rollercoaster naked, smashing the world record. The 102 naked adrenaline junkies rode into the record books on the Green Scream Rollercoaster at Southend-on-Sea, England. The attempt broke the previous record by 70 riders and raised $38,000 for Southend Hospital’s cancer research foundation’s Bosom Pals Appeal. Bosom Pals fundraiser manager Barbara Warner praised everyone for baring all for the charity. "It takes a lot of nerve to take off all your clothes in front of 102 complete strangers, plus the world's media - so we would like to say a massive thank you,” she...
  • Study Confirms Abortion Triples Breast Cancer Risk Among Sri Lanka Women

    06/22/2010 4:08:08 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/22/10 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- A new study coming from researchers in Sri Lanka finds women who had abortions more than triple their breast cancer risk compared with wome who carry their pregnancy to term. The study was published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology and found a 3.42 odds ratio against women having abortions compared with those who kept their baby.Abortion was the most significant factor in the study on breast cancer risk and researchers found a significantly reduced risk associated with prolonged duration of breastfeeding a newborn.Malintha De Silva and colleagues from the University of Colombo led the study. The...
  • Study Confirms Abortion Triples Breast Cancer Rise Among Women

    06/22/2010 9:51:52 AM PDT · by julieee · 10 replies ^ | June 22, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Study Confirms Abortion Triples Breast Cancer Rise Among Women Washington, DC -- A new study coming from researchers in Sri Lanka finds women who had abortions more than triple their breast cancer risk compared with wome who carry their pregnancy to term. The study was published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology and found a 3.42 odds ratio against women having abortions compared with those who kept their baby.
  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Global National Mall Washington, DC June 5, 2010

    06/07/2010 6:14:51 AM PDT · by mft112345 · 20 replies · 25+ views
    Youtube ^ | June 7, 2010 | MT
    Do you believe funding disease research is an appropriate function of the federal government? Race for the Cure raises millions in private funds to supplement these efforts. Here is video footage from the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (National Mall in Washington, DC June 5, 2010) Survivors interviewed offered advice for other people fighting cancer. Watch video.
  • Hopes for breast cancer vaccine (Monumental if it works on humans the way it works on mice)

    06/01/2010 7:40:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 311+ views
    BBC ^ | 06/01/2010
    American scientists say they have developed a vaccine which has prevented breast cancer from developing in mice. The researchers - whose findings are published in the journal, Nature Medicine - are now planning to conduct trials of the drug in humans. But they warn that it could be some years before the vaccine is widely available. The immunologist who led the research says the vaccine targets a protein found in most breast tumours. Vincent Tuohy, from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, said: "We believe that this vaccine will someday be used to prevent breast cancer in adult women in...
  • The Pill after 50 Years: The Dirty Little Secret of Contraception

    06/01/2010 5:35:13 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 53 replies · 901+ views ^ | May 31, 2010 | Dr. Chris Kahlenborn
    Dr. Chris Kahlenborn is the lead author of the Mayo Clinic Proceeding’s article cited below. Kahlenborn testified before the FDA in June of 2000 regarding the link between oral contraceptives and breast cancer. May 2010 marked the 50th anniversary of the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the birth control pill in the United States. Newspapers and magazines around the country ran stories on this, mostly extolling the social and medical benefits of the pill. This theme was bolstered by a recent communiqué from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) which noted: “The pill remains one of the...
  • Running late on the EARLY act (ObamaCare misses two initial deadlines)

    05/28/2010 7:28:34 PM PDT · by DelaWhere · 6 replies · 305+ views ^ | 05/28/2010 | SARAH KLIFF
    Although it’s racing to roll out consumer-friendly aspects of the health care law before November’s midterm elections, the Obama administration has just missed the deadlines to set up task forces on breast cancer and health care in Alaska. The health care law required Health and Human Services to establish the breast cancer task force by last weekend and the Alaska task force by the first week of May. But sources familiar with the situation said the department isn’t even close to having the two panels ready.
  • Susan G. Komen and Planned Parenthood: Pro-Life People Should be Warned

    05/24/2010 4:02:25 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 211 replies · 1,872+ views
    Life News ^ | 5/24/10 | Hannah Carter Note: Hannah Carter is the director of education for Georgia Right to Life, a statewide pro-life group. This opinion column originally appeared on the GRTL blog web site.Like many families, my grandmother and great-grandmother both had breast cancer. The issue of wanting to fight what harms your family or friends is noble. So when I tell people that I do not support Susan G. Komen an organization that exists to “fight breast cancer”, I normally get the look of one: why would you abandon your family or two: oh there goes one of those extremist. However, my reasons are...
  • Redistributing Health?

    05/14/2010 5:43:54 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 20 replies · 732+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 14, 2010 | IBD Editorial
    Medicine: The administration's nominee to run Medicare and Medicaid is a fan of Britain's National Health Service and rationing services. He believes in less discretion for your doctor, more power for your government. 'The decision is not whether or not we will ration care — the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open" is what Dr. Donald Berwick, President Obama's nominee to head the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, said in an interview published in Biotechnology Healthcare in June 2009. The question is whether the Senate will confirm Berwick with open eyes. Berwick says: "NICE is...
  • Broccoli component limits breast cancer stem cells, U-M study finds

    05/03/2010 10:57:45 AM PDT · by decimon · 18 replies · 332+ views
    A compound derived from broccoli could help prevent or treat breast cancer by targeting cancer stem cells -- the small number of cells that fuel a tumor’s growth -- according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The study tested sulforaphane, a component of broccoli and broccoli sprouts, in both mice and cell cultures. Researchers found sulforaphane targeted and killed the cancer stem cells and prevented new tumors from growing. “Sulforaphane has been studied previously for its effects on cancer, but this study shows that its benefit is in inhibiting the breast cancer...
  • KFC Bashed, Promotes Komen as Breast Cancer Group Links to Abortion

    04/30/2010 9:51:19 AM PDT · by julieee · 12 replies · 523+ views ^ | April 30, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    KFC Bashed, Promotes Komen as Breast Cancer Group Links to Abortion Washington, DC -- Kentucky Fried Chicken has started a new fundraising campaign to bring in money from the sales of pink buckets of chicken to benefit the Komen for the Cure breast cancer foundation. But pro-life groups are up in arms because Komen denies the abortion-breast cancer link and donates to Planned Parenthood.
  • What You Eat Affects You, Your Kids and Your Grandkids

    04/28/2010 6:19:43 PM PDT · by decimon · 10 replies · 340+ views
    Live Science ^ | Apr 28, 2010 | Robin Nixon
    While cancer victims usually blame themselves - I shouldn't have smoked, should have eaten better, should have exercised - or the cruelty of chance, they may now have a new scapegoat: Grandma. Eating poorly during pregnancy can increase your children's and your grandchildren's risk of cancer, even if they themselves eat healthily, a new study on rats suggests. The risk associated with high-fat diets, especially those high in omega-6 fatty acids, "can be passed from one generation to another without any further exposure," said lead researcher Sonia de Assis of Georgetown University. > This should not imply that fat causes...
  • Jill Stanek: Planned Parenthood deepens link to breast-cancer group

    04/01/2010 4:13:10 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies · 678+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/31/10 | Jill Stanek
    The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation had noble beginnings, launched by Nancy Goodman Brinker in response to a promise she made to her dying sister, Susan Goodman Komen, to do all she could to eradicate breast cancer. Komen succumbed to the disease in 1980 at age 36. Nancy went on to contract the disease herself and is now a survivor. SGK has a noble mission, "to save lives and end breast cancer forever." But for years pro-lifers have opposed contributing to SGK because it not only denies that induced abortions may cause breast cancer, it also bestows financial grants...
  • The Pill and Breast Cancer

    02/21/2010 1:07:04 AM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies · 943+ views
    American ^ | February 21, 2010 | Tim Collins, MD
    Bad news for women who have been using birth control pills, although you won't learn about it from the mainstream media. An International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Monographs Working Group has concluded that combined estrogen-progestogen oral contraceptives and combined estrogen-progestogen menopausal therapy are carcinogenic to humans, after a thorough review of the published scientific evidence.[i] IARC is an arm of the World Health Organization with, as they say, "global reach." Involved in everything from basic research to publication of classification systems for various cancer types, the IARC classifications are the standard of care in the US and elsewhere....
  • Fewer Breast Cancers in Bisphosphonate Users

    02/05/2010 9:55:35 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 667+ views
    Family Practice News ^ | January 2010 | BETSY BATES
    SAN ANTONIO — Two differently designed studies found a nearly identical, roughly 30% reduction in the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women who took bisphosphonates to prevent or remediate bone loss. The results of a retrospective analysis of data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) in the United States and a case-control study conducted in Israel were presented at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. In both studies, cancer incidence was sharply lower among women prescribed bisphosphonates for low bone mineral density, suggesting that the impact of these agents may extend beyond bone. In the 151,592-patient database for...
  • Elizabeth Edwards and John Edwards Separate, Can Divorce in One Year

    01/27/2010 9:29:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 831+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | January 27, 2010 | Emily Miller
    Elizabeth Edwards and former two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards are legally separated, according to her spokesperson. The Edwardses reside in North Carolina, which allows for divorce after a couple lives separately for 12 months. Edwards' spokesperson would not give information on the date of the filing of the legal separation documents. Custody and visitation arrangements for the couple's youngest children, Emma Claire and Jack, are unclear, as is their financial arrangement during the separation period. "She said, 'I've had it. I can't do this. I want my life back,'" her sister, Nancy Anania, told People magazine in an article...
  • Group Wants Probe of National Cancer Institute Abortion-Breast Cancer Coverup

    01/25/2010 3:57:48 PM PST · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 497+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/25/10 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- A women's group is asking Congress and the Obama administration to investigate the expose' showing how a top National Cancer Institute researcher recently admitted that abortion causes a 40% breast cancer increase risk but organizing a meeting to get the NCI to deny it.As reported earlier this month, the main NCI activist who got the agency to deny the abortion-breast cancer link has co-authored a study admitting the abortion-breast cancer link is true, calling it a "known risk factor."The study, conducted by Jessica Dolle and NCI official Louise Brinton, appears in the April 2009 issue...
  • Survivor Palau’s Jenn Lyon has died

    01/20/2010 7:24:56 AM PST · by EveningStar · 31 replies · 2,772+ views
    reality blurred ^ | January 20, 2010 | Andy Dehnart
    Fourth-place Survivor Palau cast member Jenn Lyon died yesterday. She was 37, and is the first of Survivor’s 301 cast members to die.
  • Breakthrough Breast Cancer Therapy Reduces Mastectomies; Saves Breast

    01/19/2010 7:00:35 AM PST · by decimon · 17 replies · 587+ views
    University of Oklahoma ^ | Jan 15, 2010 | Unknown
    Heat treatment with chemotherapy kills large tumors; Approved by FDA; Next stage clinical trials start this year at OUHSC OUHSC Public Affairs Oklahoma City, OK -- A new treatment developed and tested by University of Oklahoma researchers not only killed large cancer tumors, but reduced the need for mastectomies by almost 90 percent. The latest results appear in an upcoming issue of the Annals of Surgical Oncology. Building on this success, researchers at the OU Health Sciences Center, plan to start the next phase of clinical trials this year to test the therapy on even larger tumors. “This therapy is...
  • Jill Stanek: Top scientist finally admits abortion-breast cancer link

    01/13/2010 4:17:30 PM PST · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 833+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 1/13/10 | Jill Stanek
    In February 2003, Dr. Louise Brinton, the National Cancer Institute's chief of the Environmental Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, served as chairperson at an NCI workshop in Bethesda, Md., to assess whether abortion was implicated as a breast cancer risk. In the opinion of "over 100 of the world's leading experts," said the subsequent NCI report, including Dr. Brinton, the answer was no. One expert disallowed from participating was Dr. Joel Brind, a biology and endocrinology professor who had co-authored a meta-analysis demonstrating an abortion/breast cancer (ABC) link. Brind protested that the outcome was predetermined by "experts"...
  • Mango effective in preventing, stopping certain colon, breast cancer cells

    01/11/2010 11:19:10 AM PST · by decimon · 30 replies · 821+ views
    Texas A&M AgriLife Communications ^ | Jan 11, 2010 | Unknown
    COLLEGE STATION - Mango. If you know little about this fruit, understand this: It's been found to prevent or stop certain colon and breast cancer cells in the lab. That's according to a new study by Texas AgriLife Research food scientists, who examined the five varieties most common in the U.S.: Kent, Francine, Ataulfo, Tommy/Atkins and Haden. Though the mango is an ancient fruit heavily consumed in many parts of the world, little has been known about its health aspects. The National Mango Board commissioned a variety of studies with several U.S. researchers to help determine its nutritional value. "If...
  • National Cancer Institute Researcher Admits Abortion Breast Cancer Link

    01/07/2010 1:38:42 PM PST · by topher · 6 replies · 548+ views
    Life Site News -- Life, Family, and Culture News ^ | January 7, 2010 | By Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    Thursday January 7, 2010 National Cancer Institute Researcher Admits Abortion Breast Cancer Link By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiWASHINGTON, DC, January 7, 2010 ( - U.S. National Cancer Institute researcher Dr. Louise Brinton, who was the chief organizer of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) workshop in 2003 that persuaded women that it was "well established" that "abortion is not associated with increased breast cancer risk," has reversed her position and now admits that abortion and oral contraceptives raise breast cancer risks.An April 2009 study by Jessica Dolle et al. of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center examining the relationship between oral...
  • National Cancer Institute Researcher Admits Abortion-Breast Cancer Link True

    01/06/2010 10:14:06 AM PST · by julieee · 27 replies · 933+ views ^ | January 6, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    National Cancer Institute Researcher Admits Abortion-Breast Cancer Link True Washington, DC -- The National Cancer Institute gained a reputation for putting politics over science when it did everything possible to deny dissenting opinion during a meeting to establish whether or not a link exists between abortion and breast cancer. Now one of its top researchers admits the abortion-breast cancer link is true, citing her own past research showing a 40% increased risk.
  • Natural compounds in pomegranates may prevent growth of hormone-dependent breast cancer

    01/05/2010 3:48:40 AM PST · by decimon · 6 replies · 261+ views
    Eating fruit, such as pomegranates, that contain anti-aromatase phytochemicals reduces the incidence of hormone-dependent breast cancer, according to results of a study published in the January issue of Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Pomegranate is enriched in a series of compounds known as ellagitannins that, as shown in this study, appear to be responsible for the anti-proliferative effect of the pomegranate. "Phytochemicals suppress estrogen production that prevents the proliferation of breast cancer cells and the growth of estrogen-responsive tumors," said principal investigator Shiuan Chen, Ph.D., director of the Division of Tumor Cell Biology...
  • Kerry wife has breast cancer

    12/23/2009 2:20:19 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 51 replies · 2,201+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/23/2009 | NA
    BOSTON -- Teresa Heinz, the wife of the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry, says she is being treated for breast cancer. Heinz, 71, said she found out in late September that she had cancer in her left breast after having her annual mammogram and doctors later discovered a lump on her right breast.
  • Blog Wants to Oust Lieberman's Wife From Susan Komen Ambassadorship - (MORE LIBERAL FASCISM)

    12/14/2009 1:44:03 PM PST · by thefoundersrock · 7 replies · 563+ views
    Fox News ^ |
    A liberal Web site is trying to enlist celebrities to persuade a top breast cancer research group to dump Sen. Joe Lieberman's wife as its "global ambassador," saying Hadassah Lieberman's health care lobbying work and her husband's opposition to the so-called public option make her unfit for the role.
  • Breast Cancer's Link to Abortion: The Daily Iowan Implies Catholic Doctors Can't Do Science

    12/06/2009 7:52:00 AM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 1 replies · 404+ views ^ | Dec. 1, 2009 | Karen Malec
    EDITOR'S NOTE: Karen Malec is the President of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer. Malec is one of the world's leading authorities on the relationship between abortion and breast cancer. The following essay is a perfect illustration of how mainstream media bias has tried to silence the public debate over this issue. On two occasions early in November, The Daily Iowan's opinion editor, Shawn Gude, invited a reader by the name of Rebecca Curtis to send him a 600-word rebuttal in response to a guest opinion written by University of Iowa law students, Amber Fricke and Amy Hirst, on October 27,...
  • Annual Screening with Breast Ultrasound or MRI Could Benefit Some Women

    12/02/2009 10:16:01 PM PST · by neverdem · 1 replies · 341+ views
    At A Glance A large-scale clinical trial has found that annual screening with ultrasound in addition to mammography may find more cancers in women with dense breasts who are at elevated risk for breast cancer.For some groups of women, screening with MRI in addition to mammography helps detect breast cancer at an earlier stage.Supplemental screening with ultrasound or MRI increases the risk of false-positive findings. Media Contacts: RSNA Media Relations: (630) 590-7762 Maureen Morley (630) Linda CHICAGO — Results of a large-scale clinical trial presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America...
  • Targeted Breast Ultrasound Can Reduce Biopsies for Women under Forty

    12/02/2009 12:10:27 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 908+ views
    At A Glance Two studies explored ultrasound as an alternative to invasive biopsies for young women with lumps or other specific, localized signs or symptoms.Targeted breast ultrasound successfully distinguished between benign and cancerous tumors in all cases across both studies.The researchers recommend ultrasound as the tool of choice for evaluating palpable lumps in the under-40 population. Media Contacts: RSNA Newsroom 1-312-949-3233 Before 11/28/09 or after 12/03/09: RSNA Media Relations: 1-630- 590-7762 Linda Maureen CHICAGO — Targeted breast ultrasound of suspicious areas of the breast, including lumps, is a safe, reliable and cost-effective alternative to invasive biopsies for...
  • Study Questions Safety of Mammograms for Young Women at High Risk of Cancer

    12/01/2009 10:40:26 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies · 593+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 1, 2009 | DENISE GRADY
    For young women who have a high risk of breast cancer because of genetic mutations or family history, the radiation from yearly mammograms may make the risk even higher, researchers reported at a radiology conference on Monday. The report is particularly troubling because it suggests that the very women who are told they need mammograms most may also be the most vulnerable to harm from them. Doctors routinely urge high-risk women to have mammograms earlier in life and more often than women judged to be at average risk. Researchers caution that the new report is not conclusive, and that the...