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Researchers: Unnecessary Double Mastectomies Do Not Improve Chances Of Avoiding Recurring Breast Cancer

More than a quarter million American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. About 40,000 of them will die of the disease.

05/22/2014

A woman gets a mammogram (file/credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Changes To Mammogram Reports In New Jersey Take Effect

Dr. Nancy Cappello launched the Are You Dense campaign after getting a clean mammogram but later learning she had cancer.

05/01/2014

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Dr. Max Gomez: New Study Heralded As ‘Groundbreaking’ Step In Treating Breast Cancer

The experimental drug is the latest example of what has been dubbed ‘targeted therapy’ which uses drugs that go after the very specific biochemical pathways that cancer cells use to divide and multiply.

04/07/2014

A woman gets a mammogram (file/credit: D. Clarke Evans/NBAE via Getty Images)

Long-Term Study From Harvard Finds Benefits Of Mammograms May Be Overstated

One of the largest reviews to date finds that mammograms do save lives, but not as many as people believe. That benefit comes with some risks of its own, the study found.

04/01/2014

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NJ Law Aims To Raise Awareness Of ‘Breast Density’ Issue For Women Undergoing Mammograms

It may not be widely known but breast density can make it more difficult for mammograms to detect breast cancer.

03/03/2014

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Study: Mammograms Do Not Improve Survival Rates In Middle-Aged Women

The research suggests that mammograms are not any better at helping women beat the disease than self exams or routine physicals by a doctor.

02/12/2014

Screen capture of the video game "Play to Cure: Genes in Space." (credit: CBS 2)

Researchers Turn To Video Game To Help Decode Cancer

“Play to Cure: Genes in Space” was developed by scientists in Great Britain to help them decode massive volumes of genetic material from breast tumor samples.

02/06/2014

Patient gets a mammogram (file/credit: CBS 2)

New Research On Breast Cancer May Change Way Disease Is Treated

New research presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium looked at hundreds of older patients treated with or without radiation and found no difference in overall survival and very small differences in recurrence rates after five years.

12/11/2013

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Brides Get Big Discounts On Designer Dresses For A Good Cause

Designer wedding dresses were available at discounts so deep that brides traveled hundreds of miles to get first dibs.

11/02/2013

Some participants in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Oct. 20, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Thousands Walk Against Breast Cancer In Central Park

The American Cancer Society hopes its annuals Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will raise close to $3 million.

10/20/2013

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NFL Pink Push Star Honored At Weekend Jets Game

A fan who credits a Jets game with alerting her to what turned out to be breast cancer served as an honorary captain for the Jets’ game against the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend.

10/14/2013

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Now Cancer Free, Jets Fan Is A Star Of The NFL’s Pink Push

Tina’s story was played in short clips shown last weekend during NFL games across the country. On Sunday, she will serve as an honorary captain for the Jets at their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

10/11/2013

Cynthia Nixon at Breast Cancer Summit (Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Actress Cynthia Nixon Criticized By Pastor At Breast Cancer Summit

There was a testy exchange between actress Cynthia Nixon and an audience member at a breast cancer summit on Long Island.

09/30/2013

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Clothing Line Seeks To ‘Put The Color Back’ Into Breast Cancer Patients

The Alloro Collection features clothing and accessories tailored for women who’ve had breast cancer surgery, chemotherapy or radiation.

09/27/2013

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure starting line, Sept. 8, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Thousands Don Pink For Annual Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure

The race kicked off at 77th Street and Central Park West and heads uptown to 90th Street, at which point the runners turned into Central Park.

09/08/2013

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