Tag: breast cancer
Of the more than 3 million people with breast cancer in the U.S., about 10 percent carry an inherited mutation in their BRCA1 gene.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists are first to visualize breast cancer protein in precise detail
Virginia Tech scientists developed a new technique to provide the first three-dimensional view of a protein that can cause breast cancer.
While grinding out three months of chemotherapy for breast cancer, Charlotte Matthews spent a lot of the time doing what she had devoted her life to: she wrote.
Robin MacDonald, assistant manager of the Stuarts Draft Ace Hardware, presents a check for $1,266 to Tami Radecke, Executive Director of the Augusta Health Foundation. Robin and the associates at Stuarts Draft Ace Hardware held a special fundraiser to benefit cancer patients receiving support through the Augusta Health Cancer Center Bridge Fund.
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have taken a new approach to understanding why so many breast cancer patients in Appalachia aren’t getting the care they need, and their findings are set to change how people view the obstacles to care that beset the region.
Accelerated partial breast irradiation was designed to be a faster, more convenient and potentially safer way for many women with breast cancer to reduce their mortality risk and help keep their cancer from returning after surgery.
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others needing blood products.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists take first up-close look at activity in human breast cancer cells
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientist Deborah Kelly has developed a new set of tools to peer into the active world of cancer cells at unprecedented resolution.
Nearly a third of breast cancer survivors in Appalachia are not taking the critical, potentially life-saving follow-up treatment – despite having insurance that would pay for it, a troubling new study has found.
Biologists working with engineers and physicists have found a molecule they said helps determine if breast cancer cells that are resistant to antiestrogen therapy will live or die.
A new study from UVA Cancer Center found that adding a measurement of breast density better predicts women’s risk for breast cancer. I
People who work around the clock could actually be setting themselves back, according to Virginia Tech biologists.
Ingleside Resort, the Eagles Aerie 608, and the Augusta Health Foundation sponsored the Jeff Earhart Memorial Golf Tournament on October 4 to support Augusta Health’s Breast Cancer Fund.
First commercialized in the 1950s, parabens are a group of synthetic compounds commonly used as preservatives in a wide range of health, beauty and personal care products.
An experimental approach to treating breast cancer being tested at the University of Virginia Health System allows doctors to administer significantly higher doses of cancer-killing radiation where it’s needed.
Governor Terry McAuliffe on Thursday announced the recipients of the Governor’s Public Service Awards at an Executive Mansion ceremony honoring seven state employees.
A fundraiser for the UVA Cancer Center’s Breast Care Program, the Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler draws more than 3,500 runners and walkers.
For eleven years I pleaded with my ‘challenging’ elderly father to allow a caregiver to help him with my ailing mother, but he always insisted on taking care of her himself. Every caregiver I hired soon sighed in exasperation, ‘Jacqueline, I just can’t work with your father. His temper is impossible to handle and he’s not going to accept help until he’s on his knees himself.’
The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced this week that it closed an investment in PhosImmune, a Charlottesville-based clinical-stage biotechnology company developing therapeutic cancer vaccines.
Augusta Health Cancer Center’s Breast Program has been granted a full three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.
The UVA Health System has been awarded more than $3 million from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to support and expand a critically important program that makes tissue samples available for research.
While fresh, buttery artichokes would always be my top pick, when they’re not in season, canned artichokes make a fine substitution.
It’s hard to believe that it has been nearly four years since I was given the tremendous opportunity to serve as Virginia’s 14th Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Teaming up with Gov. Bob McDonnell and Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore to help lead the Commonwealth’s number one industry has truly been one of the greatest experiences of my life.
University of Virginia Cancer Center is among the first centers in the U.S. to offer a new breast cancer treatment that aims to reduce treatment time to a single day instead of several weeks.
The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision today that invalidated patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The decision came in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Public Patent Foundation on behalf of researchers, genetic counselors, patients, breast cancer and women’s health groups, and medical professional associations representing 150,000 geneticists, pathologists, and laboratory professionals.
The female hormone estrogen is considered to be a quasi-fuel for developing breast cancer. Now Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers will use a $1.56 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute to inhibit estrogen and fight the disease that affects approximately 192,000 newly diagnosed American women, killing an estimated 40,000 […]