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  • A Custom Fit

    A Custom Fit
    Personalized and individualized approaches to care have been key points of progress and innovation in the field of breast oncology. Dr. Lisa Guerra explained that the focus of breast cancer treatment has evolved into specific approaches tailored to each...
  • Angelina Jolie's courageous act will save women's lives

    Angelina Jolie's courageous act will save women's lives
    Four days after her April 27 breast reconstruction, the third and final surgery aimed at sparing her an early death from breast cancer, Angelina Jolie was in good spirits at home. Upon paying a house call, her surgeon, Dr. Kristi Funk of the Pink...
  • Giuliana Rancic's many efforts to raise breast cancer awareness

    Giuliana Rancic's many efforts to raise breast cancer awareness
    Beyond her penchant for fedoras and baseball caps, Giuliana Rancic wears a multitude of hats. She is co-anchor of E! News, host of "Live From the Red Carpet," co-host of "Fashion Police," co-star of reality show "Giuliana and Bill" — moving to E!...
  • Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy right for some women, doctors say

    Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy right for some women, doctors say
    Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy to reduce breast cancer risk was a natural move given that she carried a dangerously faulty gene, cancer surgeons said, but it’s a decision that really befits only a...
  • Doctors: Supreme Court BRCA gene patent ruling benefits patients

    Doctors: Supreme Court BRCA gene patent ruling benefits patients
    When Dr. Wayne Grody heard that the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Myriad Genetics could not patent two genes linked to breast cancer, the UCLA medical geneticist was minutes from giving a well-worn speech on the years-old case to a room full of...
  • Decoding Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy and BRCA genes

    Decoding Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy and BRCA genes
    Angelina Jolie’s revelation that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy may seem like a shocking move to some. But for many women who have dangerous hereditary risks coded into their genes, this kind of surgery before cancer strikes serves...
  • Married cancer patients fare better: Can you put that in a pill?

    Married cancer patients fare better: Can you put that in a pill?
    Married people who are diagnosed with the most common types of cancer are 20% less likely to die than patients who are single – and depending on the type of cancer they have, their odds of dying may be reduced by as much as 33%, new research shows....
  • Angelina Jolie, a less conventional Forbes chart-topper

    Angelina Jolie, a less conventional Forbes chart-topper
    In case you were unaware, Angelina Jolie is famous. Like, really famous. So in one sense it's perfectly logical that she would top the most recent Forbes list for highest-paid actresses, with earnings of $33 million over the last year, according to a...
  • Angelina Jolie and the fate of breast cancer genes

    Angelina Jolie and the fate of breast cancer genes
    Angelina Jolie’s Op-Ed in the New York Times about getting a double mastectomy after learning that she was at risk of getting breast cancer struck a chord with fellow celebs as well as with Los Angeles Times staffers Anna Gorman and Paul Whitefield,...
  • Women told they have breast 'cancer' more likely to want surgery

    Women told they have breast 'cancer' more likely to want surgery
    Women were more likely to want surgery when they were told they had a type of breast cancer than when the diagnosis was a breast lesion or a group of abnormal cells — even though all three scenarios described the same disease. The findings, reported...
  • Unnecessary mastectomies: Patients more fearful than they need to be

    Unnecessary mastectomies: Patients more fearful than they need to be
    If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, the last thing you want is for it to come back. That sentiment goes a long way toward explaining why as many as 25% of women with breast cancer --  especially young women -- have been opting to have...