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Researchers discover how breast cancer mutation in BRCA1 causes protein to self-destruct

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.

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UVA teacher, alumna shares process of healing from 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.

Ace Hardware in Stuarts Draft raises money for Augusta Health Cancer Center Bridge Fund

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.

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Breast cancer in Appalachia: Surprising new findings on obstacles to care

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.

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Despite accelerated treatment, many breast cancer patients still not receiving radiation

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.

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Donate blood with the Red Cross to support cancer patients and others needing blood

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.

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Life-saving breast cancer drugs going untaken in Appalachia, study finds

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.

A Virginia Tech engineering approach aids Georgetown breast cancer researchers

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.

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UVA study: Breast density helps better predict breast cancer risk

A new study from UVA Cancer Center found that adding a measurement of breast density better predicts women’s risk for breast cancer. I

Virginia Tech researchers find a relationship between sleep cycle, cancer incidence

People who work around the clock could actually be setting themselves back, according to Virginia Tech biologists.

Golf tourney raises money for Augusta Health Breast Cancer Fund

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.

Earth Talk: Concerns about parabens in health, beauty, personal care products

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.

Battling breast cancer: UVA pioneers image-guided, high-dose approach

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.

McAuliffe announces recipients of 2014 Governor’s Public Service Awards

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Thursday announced the recipients of the Governor’s Public Service Awards at an Executive Mansion ceremony honoring seven state employees.

Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler set for Saturday

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.

Elder Rage: How to survive caring for aging parents

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.’

CIT GAP Funds invests in PhosImmune

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.

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Augusta Health Cancer Center re-accredited by National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

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.

UVA receives $3 million NCI grant to expand tissue sample collection

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.

Dinner Diva: Open a can of artichoke hearts

While fresh, buttery artichokes would always be my top pick, when they’re not in season, canned artichokes make a fine substitution.

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VDACS commissioner says farewell

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.

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Breast cancer treatment combines surgery, radiation therapy

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.