Centene awards $100 million grant to Washington U.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A health care insurance company with headquarters in suburban St. Louis has awarded a 10-year, $100 million grant to Washington University School of Medicine for research into...
Before she could start breast cancer treatment, Nancy Simpson had to walk in a straight line, count backward from 20 and repeat a silly phrase.
Recurrence forcing cancer survivor to try and sell store
SMITHVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A two-time breast cancer survivor who started her own shop to help other patients is now trying to sell her Missouri store after a new and devastating diagnosis.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first immunotherapy drug for breast cancer.
Swiss drugmaker Roche's Tecentriq was OK'd Friday for treating advanced triple-negative...
Jackson Laboratory, Sanofi announce partnership on cancer
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A laboratory in Maine is announcing a multimillion-dollar collaboration with pharmaceutical giant Sanofi to try to tackle two kinds of cancer.
FDA alerts more doctors of rare cancer with breast implants
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are telling doctors to be on the lookout for a rare cancer linked to breast implants after receiving more reports of the disease.
Resource officer returns to school after cancer treatment
NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) — Bresnahan Elementary School students are back to asking the only person they trust to peel open their bananas and yogurt lids during their lunch period: Officer Megan Tierney.
Hospital to use $10M grant to expand breast cancer program
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A southern Nevada hospital foundation says it will use $10 million from a former casino owner's family to expand a breast cancer detection and treatment program for underinsured and uninsured patients.
The St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation said Friday the donation from the Las Vegas-based Engelstad Foundation is the single largest gift it has ever received.
Hospital foundation chief Charles Guida calls it transformational.
Columbia physicians help reduce breast cancer risks
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Amy Adam, 46, has two children — Charlie, 11, and Ben, 8, who are also referred to as the "clinical-minded kid" and "our big feelings kind of kid," respectively.
When she told them she had breast cancer, they reacted differently. Charlie asked detailed questions about the treatment, and Ben, disappointed to learn that his mother wouldn't gain any superpowers from radiation, shouted: "You're gonna stab it in the eye. And kill it with fire."
Brooks, bench spark Houston rout of Northwestern St, 82-55
HOUSTON (AP) — Armoni Brooks scored 16 points and three teammates came off the bench to score 13 point each as Houston routed Northwestern State, 82-55 in the Men Against Breast Cancer Cougar Cup Monday night.
The victory was the Cougars' 18th straight win on their home court, tying Charleston for second place behind South Dakota State for longest active home court win streak.
Breast cancer diagnosis changes surgeon’s patient approach
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A Greenville surgeon said she has new insight into what breast cancer patients endure after being diagnosed with the disease herself.
"You don't really appreciate what patients go through when they're diagnosed with cancer," said Dr. Sharon Ben-Or.
"It's like a death," she added. "You go through all the different phases of grief."
Going the distance: Breast cancer survivors claiming decades
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Breast cancer survivors need to look to the future.
Women who are diagnosed with early-stage disease are expected to live full lives after treatment.
"Breast cancer screening has essentially transformed breast cancer care," said Tupelo radiation oncologist Dr. Benjamin Hinton. "The vast majority are diagnosed at early stage and have excellent prognoses. People are living longer than ever."
Singer Candi Staton says she has breast cancer
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Candi Staton says she's been diagnosed with breast cancer.
The 78-year-old said she received the news over the summer on the first day of rehearsals for her tour. She writes in a statement, "I decided to keep it to myself and do some soul searching. I went through all of the emotions: denial, poor me and anger."
Breast cancer license support plates bring in $3 million
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's breast cancer support license plates have brought in $3.1 million over the last decade.
Democratic Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says about 25,000 "pink ribbon" plates have sent nearly $3 million to Maine's Breast Cancer Support Services Fund since the plates were first available in October 2008.
Money in that state fund has provided breast and cervical cancer screening and follow-up services to over 4,700 low-income, uninsured and underinsured Maine women.
Battle-tested: Soldier, single mom battles history of cancer
GREENACRES, Fla. (AP) — Cancer keeps intruding upon Jessica Connell's life.
It happened the first time a decade ago when she was a teen and her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer — and died in 2010.
Then it happened again in 2017 when her dad was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and needed a lifesaving stem cell transplant.
And finally this year: The 29-year-old single mother of two young daughters has been waging a battle against her own breast cancer since January.
Actor spreads awareness of breast cancer among men
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — As an actor who got his start here in Winston-Salem, K.T. "Todd" Nelson has never been afraid of the limelight, and being center stage was nothing new for him.
But when it came to his breast-cancer diagnosis earlier this year, Nelson shut down and shied away. In fact, he didn't tell anyone about his diagnosis until a few weeks into treatment.
Fremont cancer survivor stresses positivity during hardships
FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — If you learn anything from Maxine Herring, you learn the importance of being positive.
That's something the Fremont woman said helped her get through a breast cancer battle — 13 years ago.
Decked out in pink blouse, Herring cheerfully talks about her family, travels and other activities.
Breast cancer was just one chapter of her life that started in 2005.
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Painted chairs reflect life, celebrate cancer survival
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — These days, it's rare not to see Grace Carpenter greet the morning sun at the beach.
It was something she had done in her early 20s, but stopped because "I just got caught up in life just like everyone else does," she said from her Palm Beach Gardens home on a recent afternoon.
At age 36, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, three years later, she starts her days with the ocean.
Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers
For the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease. But the benefit for most women was small, raising questions about whether the treatment is worth its high cost and side effects.
Results were discussed Saturday at a cancer conference in Munich and published by the New England Journal of Medicine.
Surgeon performs mastectomies using robotics
TINTON FALLS, N.J. (AP) — A surgeon here has performed two mastectomies using robotics in a procedure that he said left no scars on his patients' breasts.
Dr. Stephen Chagares said he performed the surgeries through an incision on the side. The breast tissue was replaced with an implant in the same procedure.
"I don't even look like I had anything done," said Yvonne Zucco, 56, who was treated by Chagares for breast cancer. "And to know the cancer is gone. That was the main thing."
A ‘previvor’ tells her story of preventive mastectomy
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Holiday phone calls. Birthday phone calls. These were the times when Jessica German could count on contact from her older half-sister, Rhiannon German.
Rhiannon, who had a lifetime history of psychological illnesses, bounced around the country, never quite finding her place. Often, she was homeless or in some sort of real or imagined trouble that might inspire another call back to her sister in Roanoke.
For some with cancer, ‘pink October’ can’t end soon enough
MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — When she was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, Denise Valley went all out for October — think organized brunches with drag queen performers and nights on the town with a pink stretch limo.
She participated in every breast cancer walk and 5K. When she saw an item with a pink ribbon logo at the grocery store, she bought it.
Officers wear pink badges for breast cancer awareness
NORTON, Ohio (AP) — Officers with an Ohio city police department are wearing pink police badges this month to raise awareness for breast cancer.
Warrior Woman: Battling breast cancer, treasuring blessings
PRICEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Pink lights illuminate the walkway leading to Traci DeWeese's front door where a pink wreath hangs. The 45-year-old Priceville woman — known for her caring and giving spirit — installed the lights a week after undergoing her first chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer.
Grand Island friends help local cancer patients for a decade
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Two friends took their separate battles with cancer and turned it into a campaign to help others fighting the disease.
A decade ago Lisa Willman and Julie Pfeifer started GRACE Cancer Foundation. The local nonprofit provides financial support to Grand Island area families going through treatment for any type of cancer.
Sandra Lee shares breast cancer journey in new doc
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Elizabeth Hurley: Breast cancer awareness has come a long way
Serena Williams sings, goes topless for breast cancer video
NEW YORK (AP) — Tennis great Serena Williams goes topless and sings "I Touch Myself" in a video to promote breast cancer awareness month.
With her hands covering her breasts, Williams writes in the Instagram post that the video took her out of her "comfort zone." But she said she wanted to do it because early detection saves so many lives.
Thousands expected for annual Boston breast cancer walk
BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to walk across Boston to raise money for a breast cancer cure.
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event started at 8 a.m. Sunday with a rolling start from the DCR Hatch Shell on the Charles River. Participants will follow either a two-mile or six-mile route.
Discount mammogram clinics offered in West Virginia
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University Cancer Institute is offering discount mammogram clinics at two locations next month during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The 3D tomo digital mammography screening clinics will be held each Saturday. One will be held at the Berkeley Medical Center Women's Imaging Center in Martinsburg and another at the Jefferson Medical Center Women's Imaging Center in Ranson.
UNE professor’s breast cancer biomarker receives a patent
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A University of New England pharmacy professor has received a patent for an innovation in the early detection of breast cancer.
Srinidi Mohan's research focuses on a blood marker that can be used to detect the presence of highly aggressive tumors. He says the marker is a reliable indicator for estrogen receptor-negative tumors, the most aggressive types of breast cancer.
She’s fighting stage 4 breast cancer, and dealing with grief
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Brooke Turner and husband Justin Turner had been married for 13 years and had three children.
On the night of Aug. 23, they prayed with their young son. Brooke Turner, who is battling stage 4 breast cancer, took a photo of the three of them and posted it on Facebook.
Two days after that prayer, Justin Turner was struck by a car while on a bicycle and died.
Billy Graham’s daughter asks for prayer in cancer fight
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Billy Graham's daughter Anne Graham Lotz has asked people to pray for her as she fights breast cancer.
Lotz said in a post on her website this week that she was diagnosed with breast cancer in August. She said she is having surgery Sept. 18.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is thrilled about her ‘Veep’ return
NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus is back at work on "Veep" and said it feels "fantastic."
The star of the HBO comedy series revealed last September that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The news came soon after her sixth consecutive Emmy win for the role of Selina Meyer.
As work began recently on the show's seventh and final season, Louis-Dreyfus told The Associated Press: "I feel good. I feel strong. I've got energy and, yeah, back to my old tricks. It feels like I never left."
Troopers to don pink patches for breast cancer awareness
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska State Patrol troopers are donning a new pink patch in October to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.
The patrol says troopers will have the option to replace their standard navy blue and red patch with a new patch featuring the patrol's logo in pink and black.
Washington sues sham breast cancer charity
SEATTLE (AP) — A court found that a sham charity took millions of dollars from Washington residents donating to help fight breast cancer.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa first lady Mari Culver has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will start treatment Thursday.
A family spokesman confirmed the diagnosis Tuesday.
Culver shared the news, first to friends and then publicly, to encourage women and men to seek regular screenings. She says in a statement that early detection improves the likelihood of a positive outcome.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has partnered with the American Cancer Society and awarded $3.2 million in grant funding to address disparities in breast cancer mortality that exist among women of color.
The grants were made to 32 health systems, with each clinic receiving $100,000 over two years. They'll target underserved populations, with a focus on African-American communities, and will fund care such as breast cancer screening, follow-up of abnormal mammograms and access to specialty care.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Last August, Anita Cochran spent a mundane Thursday evening curled up on the couch watching home remodeling shows on HGTV.
But then the country artist absentmindedly scratched an itch and discovered a lump in her right breast.
In a matter of days, she underwent an exam, a mammogram and a biopsy before receiving her diagnosis: Stage 2 breast cancer.
"Panic set in," she remembered. "It's all really confusing, and you've got to move. You can't just sit there."
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Shobita Parthasarathy, University of Michigan
BOSTON (AP) — It's no exaggeration to say Betty Ford changed the national conversation about addiction.
The former U.S. first lady, who died in 2011, established drug and alcohol treatment centers credited with helping generations of celebrities and ordinary Americans alike overcome addiction. She also was a leading advocate for breast cancer awareness.
HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii Cancer Center is the leader in a groundbreaking national study that found that early-stage breast cancer patients with the most common form of the disease do not benefit from chemotherapy.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University School of Medicine is launching a new research center focused on improving therapies for some aggressive types of breast cancer.
CHICAGO (AP) — Countless breast cancer patients in the future will be spared millions of dollars of chemotherapy thanks in part to something that millions of Americans did that cost them just pennies: bought a postage stamp.
CHICAGO (AP) — Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient's risk.
The study is the largest ever done of breast cancer treatment, and the results are expected to spare up to 70,000 patients a year in the United States and many more elsewhere the ordeal and expense of these drugs.
Many Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo
Josephine Rizo survived chemotherapy, surgery and radiation, but breast cancer treatment wrecked her finances.
Money was already tight when doctors told the Phoenix resident she had an aggressive form of the disease. Then she took a pay cut after going on disability leave, and eventually lost her job and insurance coverage. During treatment, Rizo got swamped with more than $50,000 in medical bills.