New Cancer Drug Could Fight Breast Cancer

Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, Australia this week announced that a new anti-cancer compound shows promise in treating a common type of breast cancer. The compounds, known as BH3-mimetics, have been shown to be effective…

Supreme Court: You Can’t Patent Human Genes

Can you patent genes? That very question was before the Supreme Court not too long ago, and now the highest court in the land has made its decision. In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court today ruled that human genes…

Giuliana Rancic Wants More Kids After Baby Saved Her

Giuliana Rancic had a well-documented struggle with getting pregnant; it was the subject of many episodes of her reality show, “Giuliana and Bill”, which showcased the E! host’s life with her husband. After several invasive rounds of IVF–In Vitro Fertilization–Giuliana…

Sisters Ejected From Mall For Breast Cancer Hats

According to a report from Philadelphia news station ABC 6, Zakia Clark and her sisters were booted from the Philadelphia-area King of Prussia Mall on Sunday. The women were reportedly wearing hats emblazoned with the words “FUCK CANCER” in pink…

Angelina Jolie Had A Double Mastectomy

Angelina Jolie, the epitome of physical beauty to many women, has just made public the news that she chose to have a double mastectomy earlier this year after finding out she carries a gene that makes breast and ovarian cancer…

Jane Fonda: Not Afraid of Dying and Still Into Sex

Actress Jane Fonda’s career has spanned four decades and has had plenty of ups and downs. Fonda’s acting career exploded as she took the role of 60s sex symbol Barbarella, and she quickly became famous for her anti-war activism, her…

Cancer Research Identifies New Potential Breast Cancer Driver

A new study has moved forward with a drug that could target a newly-identified breast cancer driver. Breast cancers are defined and treated according to their hormonal drivers, of which the most common are estrogen, progesterone, and HER2. Androgen receptors…

Breast Cancer Risks Linked to Working Environment

A new study shows that some occupations, such as those that expose workers to carcinogens and endocrine disrupters, raise risks for breast cancer. Jobs sectors that showed an increased risk included agriculture, bar/gambling, automotive plastics manufacturing, food canning, and metal-working.…

Breast Cancer, Sleep Disturbance, and Depression to be Studied at UCLA

UCLA researchers announced this week that they have received a $5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to fund a five-year study into the risk profiles of breast cancer survivors likely to suffer depression. The 300 volunteers needed for…

Breast Cancer 3-D Imaging Technique Provides Greater Clarity

Researchers at UCLA have announced a new technique that produces clearer 3-D images of breast tissue while using a lower dose of X-ray radiation than a traditional mammogram. The higher-quality images are two to three times sharper than those created…