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  • "We've definitely had more women coming in to discuss their family history and whether genetic testing is appropriate after they heard about Angelina Jolie" said Dr. Huma Rana, a geneticist at the Center for Cancer Genetics and Prevention at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Tags: BreastCancer, Prevention

  • Dana-Farber President and CEO Dr. Edward J. Benz, Jr., discussed the ongoing war on cancer and where the promising research is now

Tags: BasicResearch, Prevention

  • Summer's almost here and that means grilling season too. But with all of that deliciousness comes a safety warning: Grilling meat on unready charcoal may increase the risk of contaminating it with cancer-causing chemicals.

Tags: Nutrition, Prevention

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dr. Judy Garber comments on a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation that women at high risk for breast cancer consider taking drugs to prevent the disease.

Tags: BreastCancer, Prevention

  • Customized cancer treatment is getting closer to reality, as researchers have come up with single drugs that can treat many different kinds of cancers. One example is Kevetrin, now in Phase I clinical trials at Dana-Farber.

Tags: Melanoma, Nutrition, Prevention

  • A report suggests that aspirin use has the potential to increase pension liabilities by extending life spans. Dr. Charles Fuchs, who wasn't part of the report, said aspirin use may reduce the risk of cancer.

Tags: Prevention, PopulationScience

  • Dr. Robert Mayer was part of a tweet chat hosted by ABC News’ chief medical correspondent Dr. Richard Besser to raise awareness about the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer.

Tags: ColonCancer, Prevention

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