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Study Ties New Gene To Major Breast Cancer Risk

It’s long been known that faulty BRCA genes greatly raise the risk for breast cancer. Now scientists say a more recently identified, less common gene can do the same.

08/06/2014

Two doctors look at breast cancer x-rays. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Doctors Recommend Genetic Retesting For Breast Cancer

Over the past decade, the phrases ‘BRCA 1’ and ‘BRCA 2’ went mainstream as genetic testing to assess breast cancer risk became common. But, now, doctors are telling patients whose tests were negative to get retested.

CBS 11–02/18/2014

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North Texas Hospital Performing Groundbreaking Breast Cancer Research

A North Texas hospital is performing groundbreaking breast cancer research. Doctors are using cutting edge medical technology to customize treatment.

CBS 11–12/18/2013

Two doctors look at breast cancer x-rays. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Drug, Study Method Shows Breast Cancer Promise

A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat form of breast cancer.

12/13/2013

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Thousands Walk Texas In Susan G. Komen 3-Day

For eight years, D’Lyn Biggs has walked the Susan G. Komen 3-Day. She’s logged more than 400 miles, and along with a team of supporters has raised more than $800,000 for the cause.

CBS 11–11/01/2013

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Group: Breast Cancer Awareness Is More Than Pink Ribbons

This month many people are thinking ‘pink’ for breast cancer awareness, but for survivors, the fight is anything but pretty. Now local survivors have taken to the internet to paint another picture of breast cancer.

CBSDFW.COM–10/16/2013

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Gene Flaws Common In Blacks With Breast Cancer

Gene flaws that raise the risk of breast cancer are surprisingly common in black women with the disease, according to the first comprehensive testing in this racial group.

06/03/2013

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FDA Approves New Targeted Breast Cancer Drug

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a first-of-a-kind breast cancer medication that targets tumor cells while sparing healthy ones.

02/22/2013

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