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Male Breast Cancer

Published On: | Kylie Chin

That’s not a typo—breast cancer can and does occur in men but it’s rare. In fact, it occurs in less than 1% of all breast cancer cases, so most people don’t even realize that the disease affects more than just women. According to cancer researchers, it’s estimated that in 2014 there will be 2,360 new […]

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New Pre-Surgical (Neoadjuvant) Breast Cancer Drug is on the Road to Approval

Published On: | Kylie Chin

Roche, a Swiss global health-care company, has recently received a positive review from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning their new pre-surgical breast cancer treatment drug, Perjeta. In actuality, a positive review is an understatement. FDA scientists are recommending accelerating the approval process for the drug, a measure usually reserved for pioneering drugs that […]

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The Survival Rate Racial Disparity Persists

Published On: | Kylie Chin

Black women in the United States are 40 percent more likely to die of breast cancer than white women according to a study published in the July 24/31 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. In fact, breast cancer survival rates for black women diagnosed in last two decades has not changed one […]

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Metastatic Breast Cancer on the Rise Among Young Women

Published On: | Kylie Chin

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Washington, Seattle and St. Charles Health System in Bend, Ore., has revealed the percentage of young women in the U.S. who have advanced breast cancer has moderately increased in the last 35 years. Researchers studied the frequency of metastatic breast cancer (cancer that has spread […]

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