breast cancer

New England News
6:23 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Nuclea Biotechnologies Broadens Fight Against Cancer

Nuclea Biotechnologies President and CEO Pat Muraca standing next to the machines used for the HER-2/neu test.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

A biotech company in Pittsfield, Massachusetts is expanding its cancer fighting capabilities.

Nuclea Biotechnologies is now manufacturing and marketing its own cancer detecting test. With the acquisition of WILEX, Inc. of Cambridge in September, 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.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Choosing Heroes, Friends, Life - "Survival Lessons" From Alice Hoffman

    In Survival Lessons, Alice Hoffman - one of America's most beloved writers - shares her suggestions for finding beauty in the world even during the toughest times.

Wise, gentle, and wry, Alice Hoffman teaches all of us how to choose what matters most.

Commentary & Opinion
12:40 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Sean Philpott: Lara Croft, Cancer Activist

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.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. Anthony Piana : 11/26/12

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.

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.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Adventures of a One-Breasted Woman

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.

She writes about being a struggling New York actress and wrangles with her fear of more cancer and shame of her altered body.

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WAMC News
12:40 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Object Breast Cancer

A sculpture of a tumor made by caraballo-farman for Object Breast Cancer
Image by: caraballo-farman

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. The couple started making bronze models of real tumors, created from MRI scans, that you can wear around your neck or put on your desk.

WAMC News
12:20 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

John Schimenti – Cornell University

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.