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Category: Breast Cancer

Alison Stuebe

October 31, 2013

The Maternal Bond

Five questions for Alison Stuebe, a new Jefferson-Pilot fellow who studies the links between breastfeeding and maternal health, including the reduction of breast cancer rates.

Breast Cancer, Health, Physician Stories

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October 9, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Day of a Navigator

This post is a composite representation of “A Day in the Life” of Rex Cancer Center’s three breast cancer navigators. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and they have Breast Cancer Awareness Days, every day. "reast biopsy results are shared with patients by the radiologist at the new Breast Care Center. I try to be there for each of them. I meet with a man reeling from newly diagnosed breast cancer and his surprised but supportive girlfriend; I meet with a mother of two young children and her recently laid-off husband; I meet with a woman in her 50's who “sort of knew it was coming” because of an extensive history of breast cancer in her family...."

Breast Cancer, Cancer

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Angiosarcoma cells treated with a monoclonal antibody targeting SFRP2 (right) show a significant reduction compared to an untreated control (left).

April 19, 2013

Novel monoclonal antibody inhibits tumor growth in breast cancer an...

The antibody, created at the University of North Carolina, is the first therapeutic discovered that targets a protein known as SFRP2.

Breast Cancer, Oncology, Research, Treatment

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Basal-like breast cancer cells (pictured) make up the majority of the triple-negative subtype. Researchers from UNC discovered that the triple-negative subtype contains significant genetic diversity. Source: Perou Lab/UNC

February 13, 2013

Researchers discover biological diversity in triple-negative breast...

A team lead by Charles Perou, PhD, of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, examined more than 1,700 breast tumors, including 412 triple negative (TN) breast cancers, and concluded that triple-negative cancers, and basal-like breast cancers should not be considered as a single type.

Breast Cancer, Publications, Research

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October 17, 2012

Ann Hartline: Living Life Large with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Asheville artist Ann Hartline was featured in Family House Diaries in July 2011. Despite new medical challenges over the past year, Ann celebrated five years of living life large with metastatic breast cancer.

Breast Cancer, Clinical Trials, UNC Stories

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October 8, 2012

A Breast Cancer Infographic from Rex

Make it a Pink October with Rex Healthcare's Breast Cancer Awareness Month infographic! At Rex, we know that community education and awareness come first. So we decided to create an infographic to spread the facts and stats of breast cancer, its risk factors and the importance of mobile screenings via Rex Mobile Mammography Services. Please help us get the word out by sharing this infographic with your friends, family and networks online!

Breast Cancer

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Lisa A. Carey

June 12, 2012

Combination therapy for triple-negative breast cancer disappointing

Clinical trial shows response in fewer than 20 percent of patients.

Breast Cancer, Studies

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Carey Anders

February 9, 2011

Carey Anders, Katherine Hoadley are first recipients of new brain t...

Dr. Anders was chosen for her work on the identification of the prognosis and treatment of breast cancer brain metastases. Dr. Hoadley is being recognized for her contributions to a UNC-led analysis of glioblastomas (fast-growing malignant brain tumors).

Awards, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Neurology, Oncology, Research

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