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News tagged ‘Prevention’ clear

  • Dana-Farber breast cancer expert Erica Mayer, MD, MPH, suggests five ways women can help reduce their breast cancer risk, including eating right, exercising and genetic testing.

Tags: BreastCancer, Genetics, Prevention

  • Dr. Harold Burstein said the new data on the extended use of tamoxifen may push more patients to consider longer durations of anti-estrogen therapy, but they will need to be aware of the trade-offs, including mild side-effects and more serious, but rare cancer risks.

Tags: BreastCancer, Hormones, Prevention

  • A new study suggests that women should be taking the breast cancer drug tamoxifen for twice as long as is now customary. Dr. Eric P. Winer said that even women who completed their five years of tamoxifen months or years ago might consider starting on the drug again. Dr. Judy Garber added that while many women don't feel well while taking hormone therapies like tamoxifen, they consider it their safety net.

Tags: BreastCancer, Hormones, Prevention

  • Magnolia Contreras is recognized for her work in Boston neighborhoods to raise awareness about cancer, the availability of cancer care services, and the importance of cancer screenings and prevention. (Full article requires a subscription)

Tags: Honors, Prevention

  • In an editorial, the Dallas Morning News applauded leadership changes in the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), which has been under fire for some of its funding decisions. CPRIT appointed Dr. Margaret Kripke as its new chief scientific officer, whom Dr. Edward J. Benz Jr. called a good scientist and "a very good choice."

Tags: Prevention

  • Dr. Sharon Bober said there are women who undergo a preventive double mastectomy, but never tell because they may not get the same support as women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Tags: BreastCancer, Genetics, Prevention

  • Dr. Judy Garber spoke about Angelina Jolie's decision to undergo a preventive double mastectomy.

Tags: BreastCancer, Genetics, Prevention

  • Chef Frank McClelland of Boston's four-star restaurant L'Espalier, and this year's honorary chef at Dana-Farber's Chefs Cooking for Hope, shares some ideas for a healthy, romantic dinner.

Tags: Nutrition, Prevention

  • Dr. Edward Benz, Jr., discussed the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer on “Broadside with Jim Braude.”

Tags: Prevention, HeadNeckCancers

  • Dr. Huma Rana joins other Boston medical experts to say the latest science backs up Angelina Jolie's choice to undergo a preventive double mastectomy.

Tags: BreastCancer, Genetics, Prevention

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