breast cancer http://wamc.org en Nuclea Biotechnologies Broadens Fight Against Cancer http://wamc.org/post/nuclea-biotechnologies-broadens-fight-against-cancer <p>A biotech company in Pittsfield, Massachusetts is expanding its cancer fighting capabilities.</p><p><a href="http://www.nucleabio.com/" target="_blank">Nuclea Biotechnologies</a> is now manufacturing and marketing its own cancer detecting test. <a href="http://wamc.org/post/cancer-fighting-company-expands" target="_blank">With the acquisition of WILEX, Inc. of Cambridge in September</a>, the company is now offering the HER-2/neu blood test. CEO Pat Muraca says the test can detect whether people diagnosed with early stages of breast cancer have a chance of it recurring.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 23:23:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 77037 at http://wamc.org Nuclea Biotechnologies Broadens Fight Against Cancer Choosing Heroes, Friends, Life - "Survival Lessons" From Alice Hoffman http://wamc.org/post/choosing-heroes-friends-life-survival-lessons-alice-hoffman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1616203145/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1616203145&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Survival Lessons</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1616203145" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>, Alice Hoffman - one of America&#39;s most beloved writers - shares her suggestions for finding beauty in the world even during the toughest times.</p><p>Wise, gentle, and wry, Alice Hoffman teaches all of us how to choose what matters most.</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75782 at http://wamc.org Choosing Heroes, Friends, Life - "Survival Lessons" From Alice Hoffman Sean Philpott: Lara Croft, Cancer Activist http://wamc.org/post/sean-philpott-lara-croft-cancer-activist <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In an Op-Ed piece published in Tuesday's New York Times, actress Angela Jolie revealed publicly that she had undergone a prophylactic double mastectomy -- removal of both breasts -- in order to reduce her risk of developing cancer.</span></p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 16:40:00 +0000 Sean Philpott 64740 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. Anthony Piana : 11/26/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-medical-monday-dr-anthony-piana-112612 <p>On this edition of Medical Monday on Vox Pop we’ll take your questions on cancer detection and medical thermal imaging with Dr. Anthony Piana, co-founder and director of Breast Thermography International.</p><p>A graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Piana formed BTI in 2008 to educate doctors on the scientific principles of thermology and to train technicians to properly perform exams.</p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 20:00:00 +0000 52720 at http://wamc.org Adventures of a One-Breasted Woman http://wamc.org/post/adventures-one-breasted-woman <p>Susan Cummings’s surgeon proclaimed to her a few weeks after her mastectomy, “You’re cured now, that’s it.” But, that wasn’t it by a long shot for Cummings, who has just written a memoir about her first six years after treatment for early-stage breast cancer.</p><p>She writes about being a struggling New York actress and wrangles with her fear of more cancer and shame of her altered body.</p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 51900 at http://wamc.org Adventures of a One-Breasted Woman Object Breast Cancer http://wamc.org/post/object-breast-cancer <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Helvetica Bold', 'Lucida Grande', Helvetica, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; ">The pink ribbon has been an incredibly successful piece of marketing for breast cancer research. For cancer survivor Leonor Caraballo, it's supremely annoying. She always hated the color pink. She wanted to come up with a symbol that she didn’t find infantilizing. Caraballo is a new media artist who collaborates with her husband, Abou Farman, under the name caraballo-farman. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 16:40:36 +0000 Eric Molinsky 48395 at http://wamc.org Object Breast Cancer John Schimenti – Cornell University http://wamc.org/post/john-schimenti-cornell-university <p>New research has found that a missing gene could be responsible for almost 28% of human breast cancer cases, that’s more than 60,000 cases a year in the U.S. and more than 383,000. The study on the NF1 gene, and its role in breast cancer, is from Cornell University. For more on the findings, WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with the research paper’s senior author, John Schimenti, a professor of genetics at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 16:20:00 +0000 Brian Shields 47257 at http://wamc.org The Breast Cancer Survival Manual, Fifth Edition http://wamc.org/post/breast-cancer-survival-manual-fifth-edition <p>We welcome Dr. John Link to the program and speak with him about <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0805094458/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0805094458&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">The Breast Cancer Survival Manual, Fifth Edition: A Step-by-Step Guide for Women with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0805094458" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:35:09 +0000 Joe Donahue 45705 at http://wamc.org