According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 American women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime, and each year over 40,000 women die from it. However, thanks to research conducted at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the number of deaths due to breast cancer may soon be significantly reduced.Read More
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According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lives, making it the second most common cancer for American women. However, breast cancer does not affect all women equally. Past studies have shown that women of African descent with breast cancer die at a higher rate than white women. Researchers at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine have received a grant of $12 million from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study the disparities in breast cancer in women.Read More
Scientists at Harvard Medical have made a recent breakthrough in cancer therapy research with the help of three separate grants from the National Institutes of Health, totaling over $1,153,000.Read More
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Mayo Clinic researchers have compiled a set of common genetic variants that they say contribute to a person’s risk for developing breast cancer.Read More
USC researchers Heinz-Josef Lenz and Min Yu are hoping to put a stop to cancer…literally. Though differing in methodology and the specific foci of their research, both Lenz and Yu are working towards halting cancer proliferation via their groundbreaking research at USC.Read More
Researchers and fundraisers alike are passionate about finding innovative, new and more effective treatments for breast cancer in women. Breast cancer forms in the tissue of the breast, and the most common form is ductal carcinoma, which begins in the lining of the milk ducts. In 2014, 232,670 women were diagnosed with breast cancer, while the death rate for 2014 was 40,000 women.
A laboratory testing kit developed at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Developed by Chuck Perou, PhD and professor of genetics and pathology, the testing kit estimates the risk of breast cancer relapse even in cases of anti-hormone treatment. According to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, other scientists who worked with Perou include Dr. Joel Parker and Dr. Maggie Cheang at the University of North Carolina.