In a study of the maternity records of more than 6,000 women, David J.P. Barker, M.D., Ph.D., and Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., of Oregon Health & Science University discovered a strong correlation between the size and shape of a woman’s hips and her daughter’s risk of breast cancer. Wide, round hips, the researchers postulated, represent markers of high sex hormone concentrations in the mother, which increase her daughter’s vulnerability to breast cancer.
A new study finds treatment for breast cancer differs between African-American women and white women, though the differences are partly dependent on insurance type. The study appears in the November 15, 2007 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.
A new study finds that white women more frequently take more of the life-prolonging supplemental therapies used to treat breast cancer than African-American women.
The PA Commission for Women turned the Point State Park Fountain bright pink, in observance of national Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) announced two significant initiatives to support the cause of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, working to raise awareness and to provide a minimum donation of one hundred thousand dollars to local research, detection and treatment programs.
A strong skeleton is less likely to be penetrated by metastasizing cancer cells, so a fortified glass of milk might be the way to block cancer’s spread, according to researchers at the ANZAC Research Institute in Concord, Australia.
The benefits of motherhood: Fetal Cell “Transplant” could be a hidden link between childbirth and reduced risk of breast cancer. Some benefits of motherhood are intangible, but one has been validated through biostatistical research: women who bear children have a reduced risk of developing breast cancer.
Survival from breast cancer is very high in women whose cancer has been diagnosed at an early stage, according to a new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and the National Breast Cancer Centre (NBCC).
A Proclamation by George W. Bush, the President of the United States of America. He called upon Government officials, businesses, communities, health care professionals, educators, volunteers, and the people of the United States to continue Nation’s strong commitment to preventing, treating, and ultimately curing breast cancer.
FTD Group, Inc. (NYSE: FTD), a leading floral and gift provider, is increasing its support for breast cancer patients during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month by enhancing its product line and partnering with Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization(TM).