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Breakthrough Method Predicts Risk of DCIS Becoming Invasive Breast Cancer

May 10, 2010
by Vicki Tashman, founder, Pink-Link

For the first time, scientists have discovered a way to predict whether women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) - the most common form of non-invasive breast cancer - are at risk of developing more invasive tumors in later years.


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How Breast Cancer Cells Evade Therapeutic Attacks

May 10, 2010
by Vicki Tashman, Founder of Pink-Link

Tumor cells depend upon estrogens to survive and proliferate in about 70% of all breast cancer cases. The most frequently used treatment to fight this variety of tumors relies on anti-estrogens such as tamoxifen. However, resistance to this type of therapy develops in more than 30% of the patients. Understanding the mechanisms involved in the appearance of resistance to tamoxifen is thus essential to develop new therapeutic approaches.


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Online Research Study for Breast Cancer Survivors

April 21, 2010
by KrisAnn

We are seeking women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer within the past 18 months for a research study.  This study is to test an online workbook that teaches skills for coping with breast cancer.
To learn more, visit the study website at www.cancercoping.orgIf you are interested in participating, contact our research coordinator at (206)679-2022, 1-888-825-2742, or via email at                          

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Yoga for You!

April 6, 2010
by Pasha Hogan

Seventeen years ago, I thought yoga was for "other people", just like I thought cancer was for "other people".  That was, before I was first diagnosed with breast cancer at twenty-six.  At that time I was far too busy working my way up the corporate ladder, shopping and socializing to recognize the importance of yoga.  It wasn't until my third cancer diagnosis at 31 years old, when I lost my hair and my breast, that I started to wonder about my life and my lifestyle.  

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Freezing Out Breast Cancer

April 6, 2010
by Vicki Tashman, Founder

Interventional radiologists have opened the door to an encouraging potential future treatment for the nearly 200,000 women who are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States each year: image-guided, multiprobe cryotherapy. In the first reported study, researchers were able to successfully freeze breast cancer in patients who refused surgery; the women did not have to undergo surgery after treatment to ensure that tumors had been killed, note researchers at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 35th Annual Scientific Meeting in Tampa, Fla.


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Short-Term Radiation Therapy Successful on Breast Cancer

March 17, 2010
by Vicki Tashman, founder of Pink-Link

An intense three-week course of radiation therapy is just as effective as the standard five-week regimen for women with early-stage breast cancer.


Dr. Tim Whelan, a professor of oncology of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University, led a team of researchers which found that women who received the accelerated therapy have a low risk of the breast cancer for as long as 12 years after treatment.


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