A Negative Side Effect of COVID-19: Reduced Cancer Screenings
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A Negative Side Effect of COVID-19: Reduced Cancer Screenings

In her early 20's, Mackenzie Alleman lost her mother to breast cancer. Then, at 28, she herself underwent a preventative double mastectomy after learning that she carried the mutated BRCA1 gene.…

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BRCA-Mutated Breast Cancer May Negatively Impact Fertility
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BRCA-Mutated Breast Cancer May Negatively Impact Fertility

A recent release from Yale University highlights research from Dr. Kutluk Oktay, a fertility expert, on how BRCA-mutated breast cancer may affect fertility following chemotherapy treatments. His findings suggest that women…

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A Family With the Most Significant History of Breast and Ovarian Cancer in the US
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A Family With the Most Significant History of Breast and Ovarian Cancer in the US

  Susan Winn’s family history of ovarian and breast cancer can be traced back to the 1860s. Susan’s adult daughters, Kathryn, Bridget and Maureen, were recently interviewed with CURE® (Cancer Updates Research…

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Women with Breast Cancer Risk Must Weigh the Unknowns of Certain Types of MRIs

Meredith Resnick's breast cancer risk is 42%. This risk is made up of her higher breast density (denser breasts are associated with increased risk), Ashkenazi Jewish heritage, a family history…

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Woman Receives False Positive Test Result for Cancer Causing BRCA Mutation
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Woman Receives False Positive Test Result for Cancer Causing BRCA Mutation

According to a story from kshb.com, Maureen Boesen was already prepared for the worst when she first took a DNA test in order to determine if she carried a BRCA…

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Black Women May Have Higher Risk of Mutation Linked to Breast Cancer
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Black Women May Have Higher Risk of Mutation Linked to Breast Cancer

According to a publication from Breastcancer.org, black women are more likely than others to develop triple-negative breast cancer at some point in their lives. A study published by the journal…

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Looking Back With Humor: She Survived and Wrote a Book About How She Fought For Her Children, Her Life, and Her Sanity

Stephanie Hosford was recently interviewed by CURE (Cancer Updates Research and Education) about what she now calls her “three crazy days”. The title of her book is “Bald, Fat and…

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ICYMI: Study Suggests That PARP Inhibitors Could be a Effective for BRCA Mutated Breast Cancer

According to a story from Oncology Times, a recent study indicates that the PARP inhibitor drug talazoparib could be an effective treatment option for patients with advanced, HER-2 negative, BRCA…

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Women on Medicare Aren’t Getting Genetic Tests for Breast and Ovarian Cancer

According to a story from medicinenet.com, a recent study found that women on Medicare are not getting genetic tests for BRCA mutations that could lead to ovarian cancer and breast…

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Research Suggests That PARP Inhibitors Have More Potential Than Previously Thought
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Research Suggests That PARP Inhibitors Have More Potential Than Previously Thought

According to a story from Fierce Biotech, recent research is highlighting the possibility that PARP inhibitors, a type of targeted therapy that it mostly used to treat breast cancer and…

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Study Offers Free Screening for Cancer and BRCA Mutations for Ashkenazi Jewish Community
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Study Offers Free Screening for Cancer and BRCA Mutations for Ashkenazi Jewish Community

According to a story from Jewish Community Voice, the BRCA Founder Outreach Study, which is a national, cancer-focused research study, is offering free screenings for people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.…

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More Breast Cancer Patients May Be Able to Effectively Skip Chemotherapy
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More Breast Cancer Patients May Be Able to Effectively Skip Chemotherapy

According to The Washington Post, recent results from a study show great news for women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. The news is that the majority of these women will…

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A Woman’s Severe Breast Cancer Was Eliminated Using New Immunotherapy Approach
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A Woman’s Severe Breast Cancer Was Eliminated Using New Immunotherapy Approach

According to a story from The Guardian, doctors are celebrating the effectiveness of an all new, experimental immunotherapy that was able to totally eliminate a case of metastatic breast cancer…

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Some People Are Resistant to PARP Inhibitors, and Researchers Have Just Discovered Why
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Some People Are Resistant to PARP Inhibitors, and Researchers Have Just Discovered Why

According to a story from Ovarian Cancer News, a recent study has allowed scientists to determine why some people appear to be resistant to poly ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors.…

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Treatment for BRCA-Mutated Breast Cancer Makes Another Regulatory Hurdle in the EU
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Treatment for BRCA-Mutated Breast Cancer Makes Another Regulatory Hurdle in the EU

According to a story from mrknewsroom.com, the pharmaceutical companies Merck and AstraZeneca recently announced that the marketing application for the investigational drug olaparib (brand name Lynparza) was recently certified for…

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Here’s What You Should Know Before Taking 23andMe’s BRCA-Mutated Breast Cancer Test

According to a story from sunmag.net, 23andMe, the genetics testing company widely known for its ancestral analysis measures, is now offering a genetics test to measure your risk of BRCA1…

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Author Emma Hannigan Reveals The Beginning of the End of Her Fight With Breast Cancer
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Author Emma Hannigan Reveals The Beginning of the End of Her Fight With Breast Cancer

According to a story from independent.ie, acclaimed author Emma Hannigan announced that her final options for treatment had been exhausted in her fight with BRCA-mutated breast cancer. Her doctors have…

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