Findings from a recent population based cohort study published online in JAMA Oncology show that Black women diagnosed with breast cancer who also have central obesity, which means excess body fat in the abdominal area, were more likely to die from breast cancer or any other cause than similar women who didn’t have central obesity.
The outlook for patients diagnosed with breast cancer has been changing for the better over time thanks to surgical advances, clinical trials & a more personalized treatment approach. Dr. Lindsay Potdevin, surgical oncologist at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, shares how these advances are improving the lives of patients.
Bruce Haffty, MD, MS, chair of Radiation Oncology and associate vice chancellor for Cancer Programs at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, shares insight on proton therapy, a unique type of radiation treatment, for breast cancer.
New Brunswick, N.J., August 24 2021 – Cancer is a disease that can impact anyone, but it does not impact everyone equally. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Black women, and Black women…
New Brunswick, N.J., August 19, 2021 – In the United States, approximately 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. This year alone, an estimated 281,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be…
Dr. Erin Chamberlain, a medical oncologist with the UCLA Health San Luis Obispo office, helps decipher common breast cancer terms.
Rutgers Cancer Institute expert highlights triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), and aggressive subtype of breast cancer with a high prevalence among younger African American women and those of African descent.
Breast cancer care has changed in a myriad of ways thanks to advances in research, targeted therapies, and more personalized approaches to treatment. Rutgers Cancer Institute breast expert shares more about how the future of breast cancer care is here.
With Breast Cancer Awareness Month upon us, Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center’s scientists and physician-scientists are available to offer expertise in breast cancer research. Below are a few of the experts. Additionally, IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer…
Ongoing updates are underway for NCCN Guidelines for Breast Cancer in Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese, free online at NCCN.org/global. Follow #NCCNGlobal for more. The NCCN Foundation is hosting free metastatic breast cancer webinars for patients and caregivers on October 8 and 12 at NCCN.org/patients.
Solis Mammography, the nation’s largest independent provider of breast health and diagnostic services, is expanding access to 3D mammography and diagnostic breast health procedures through a partnership with University of Chicago Medicine.
Is breastfeeding safe and possible for mothers who have a history of breast cancer? Investigators at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey recently explored this question by conducting a systematic review on the feasibility and challenges of breastfeeding among breast cancer survivors of reproductive age.
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While researchers continue to make advances in breast cancer detection and treatment, one of the best ways to tackle the disease is through early detection and screening. Rutgers Cancer Institute expert shares more about risk factors, warning signs, and screening.
UNM Athletics and UNM Cancer Center sponsor football game to celebrate all women battling breast cancer
Maria C.E. Jacobs, M.D., leads the Radiation Oncology team at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. She places top priority on quality patient care, medical excellence and helping her patients get the best possible radiation therapy treatment. In her role…
M. Michele Blackwood, MD, FACS, chief of breast surgery at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and medical director/Northern regional director of breast services at RWJBarnabas Health, clears up some misconceptions about breast cancer.
M. Michele Blackwood, MD, FACS, chief of breast surgery at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and medical director/Northern regional director of breast services at RWJBarnabas Health, shares expertise on breast cancer prevention and advances in breast cancer care.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a great time to spread the word about the importance breast cancer screening and being alert to breast changes. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S.
As more women live with breast cancer, minimization of significant deformity in the breast after breast preservation is increasingly gaining attention. A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey surgical oncologist shares some insight.