Positively Pink: Technology Making Mammogram Callbacks Less Frequent
Doctors at the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center in Waterford look at family and medical history as well as mammogram images when women get their annual screenings. Sometimes doctors spot an area that looks abnormal.Source: WTNH News 8
Smilow Shares Waterford and Westerly to Host Virtual Sessions on Breast Cancer Awareness and Treatment Advances
Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers in Waterford and Westerly will be hosting a virtual Smilow Shares program on “Breast Cancer Awareness and Treatment Advances” on Tuesday, October 28 at 7pm.
Smilow Shares Fairfield and Trumbull to Host Virtual Sessions on Breast Cancer Awareness and Treatment Advances
Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers in Fairfield and Trumbull will be hosting a virtual Smilow Shares program on “Breast Cancer Awareness and Treatment Advances” on Tuesday, October 21 at 7pm.
Breast Cancer Treatments Less ‘Radical,’ More Effective than Ever, Doctors Say
It’s been years, even decades since breast cancer was considered a death sentence, and advancements occurring at virtually every stage of its detection and treatment frequently generate more welcome news.Source: The Day
She Knew It Was Breast Cancer. So Why Didn't Doctors Believe Her?
Research from the American Cancer Society shows that while Black and white women are diagnosed with breast cancer at similar rates, Black women are more likely to be diagnosed both at younger ages and at later stages of the disease. Breast cancer advocate Jessica Florence opens up about her experiences with medical racism.Source: Elle
Yale Cancer Center Study Shows Immunotherapy Prior to Surgery May Help Destroy High-Risk Breast Cancer
A new study led by Yale Cancer Center (YCC) researchers shows women with high-risk HER2-negative breast cancer treated before surgery with immunotherapy, plus a PARP inhibitor with chemotherapy, have a higher rate of complete eradication of cancer from the breast and lymph nodes compared to chemotherapy alone.
Geneticist Sidi Chen Receives Large Award Which Will Further His Breast Cancer Work
This Department of Defense award goes to the “best and brightest in their fields,” and recognizes “creative and innovative individuals.” Investigators are chosen for their ability “to go beyond conventional thinking” in their respective areas of expertise.
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.Source: NBC Connecticut
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.Source: CT Mirror