Teen Remembers Late Mom as She Prepares for This Year's Closer to Free Ride
When 15-year-old, Elena Hogan-Perez starts pedaling in this year’s Closer To Free Ride, there will be one thing on her mind. “I’ll definitely be thinking about my mother this whole ride, I’ve always thought about her,” she said.
Expanded insurance coverage for breast cancer screenings lauded by officials, advocates
Harrowing tales from breast cancer survivors from across the state and a slip-up from a freshman legislator are among the circumstances that led to the passage of a bill expanding health care coverage for annual breast cancer screenings.
More women in U.S. receive 3-D mammography but disparities remain
Use of 3-D mammography, an advanced form of breast cancer screening, has risen rapidly in recent years, according to Yale Cancer Center researchers in a new study. But adoption of the technology varies widely, reflecting emerging disparities in care, they said.
8 Ways to Be There for Yourself After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Although learning to cope after a breast cancer diagnosis is a really individual process, experts and survivors we spoke with emphasized that there are a few ways you might be able to make the experience even a little bit easier. Here are their suggestions.
Yale Study Identifies How Cancer Drug Inhibits DNA Repair in Cancer Cells
Yale Cancer Center researchers have found that a cancer drug thought to be of limited use possesses an unforeseen property. It is able to stop certain cancer cells from repairing their DNA in order to survive. The study suggests that combining this drug, cediranib, with other agents could potentially deliver a lethal blow in cancer that uses a specific process to create DNA repair cells.
Greenwich Hospital and the Town of Greenwich partner to announce a new program to screen earlier for Breast and Ovarian Cancers
Greenwich, CT (May 1, 2019) – Greenwich Hospital will launch a new physician education program to help all doctors recognize potential early signs of breast and ovarian cancer in an effort to diagnose both diseases much sooner. Called the MAT Education Program, the curriculum was developed by physicians at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven and Yale Cancer Center at the behest of Greenwich resident Kaile Josephs Zagger who lost her mother, Marilyn Ann Trahan (MAT) 20 years ago to ovarian cancer.
Breast cancer care in U.S. territories lags behind care in states
Older women residing in the U.S territories are less likely to receive recommended or timely care for breast cancer compared with similar women residing in the continental United States, according to Yale researchers. Their findings were published in the March issue of Health Affairs.
Breast cancer breakthrough may have been found in Connecticut
A big breakthrough in the battle against breast cancer may have been found in Connecticut. The discovery was make by a local researcher and helped by a grant from the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation with money raised by the Southern Connecticut Breast Cancer Walk. It starts with hundreds of walkers every fall and ends in a lab. The local fight against breast cancer is spearheaded by the foundation. "I feel like a lot of us clinicians have insight into what's going on with the disease type but it's very hard to compete with people who are doing research full time," said Dr. Erin Hofstatter, Yale Cancer Center. "Terri Brodeur has been valuable in giving me a chance."