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UAB Testing a Greener Approach to Breast Cancer Therapy

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January 25, 2014

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UAB Testing a Greener Approach to Breast Cancer Therapy
A team of researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) want to test a revolutionary new therapy for breast cancer survivors— gardening. The ongoing study, known as Harvest for Health, groups breast cancer survivors with a master gardener from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. “Having a garden may… Read More
 

Breakthroughs in Breast Cancer Research [INFOGRAPHIC]

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October 3, 2013

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Breast Cancer, News

Breakthroughs in Breast Cancer Research [INFOGRAPHIC]
Did you know that the first recorded cases of breast cancer were made over 3,500 years ago? You might also be surprised to learn how Hippocrates, the father of Western Medicine, viewed this disease. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this year, we wanted to take a look back… Read More
 

Grants from Susan G. Komen Bolster Breast Cancer Research in Alabama

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October 1, 2013

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Breast Cancer, News

Courtesy of Robert Neff
Last month, Susan G. Komen committed $4.5 million to fund research into the role that environmental factors can play in the development of breast cancer. This grant is actually just a portion of the foundation’s $42 million 2013 research portfolio, which includes another $1.5 million that will be allocated for… Read More
 

The American Cancer Society is Looking for People to Enroll in a New Study

The American Cancer Society is Looking for People to Enroll in a New Study
Did you know that more than 1.4 million people in the United States will be told that they have cancer this year? In Alabama alone, it is estimated that 27,000 new cancer cases are going to be diagnosed. While these statistics are quite daunting, there is some good news at… Read More
 

The Link between Diabetes and Breast Cancer

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January 10, 2013

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Breast Cancer, Diabetes, News

The Link between Diabetes and Breast Cancer
A study that was recently published in Diabetologia has released new evidence on the link between breast cancer survivors and diabetes. The largest clinical trial of its kind to date has shown that breast cancer survivors, who are post-menopause, have a higher risk of eventually developing diabetes. This particular study… Read More
 

The Anxiety over Breast Cancer Recurrence

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October 12, 2012

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Breast Cancer, News

The Anxiety over Breast Cancer Recurrence
According to the most recent estimates, around 85 percent of the women who are diagnosed with breast cancer will live to become a long-term survivor. This coupled with the advancements being made from researchers and scientists who are working year round to develop innovative and more effective methods of treatment,… Read More
 
 
 

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