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Local boutique crowdfunds 'breast-free fashion' for cancer survivors

Fashion designer and Take 5 boutique owner Sakina Iskender never expected to be making business decisions based on an episode of TLC's "What Not to Wear."

Tuesday - 01/28/2014, 11:05am EST

Tags: Take 5, Merrifield,

Study: Peanut butter may help reduce breast cancer risk

What women eat when they're young could help prevent breast cancer.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 10:18am EDT

Tags: peanut butter, diet, food, Leena Hilakivi-Clarke, Georgetown University, cancer

New procedure reduces radiation sessions for breast cancer patients

For select breast cancer patients, there is now an alternative to the traditional six weeks of radiation therapy and its accompanying side effects. The chief of breast surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital calls it a "big advance."

Friday - 08/02/2013, 06:44am EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, INTRABEAM intraoperative radiotherapy, radiation, lumpectomy, The Lancet, Dr. Eleni Tousimis, Health, medical

Komen cancels 2014 3-Day in Washington, D.C.

Susan G. Komen's 3-Day will not return to Washington, D.C. in 2014, the organization announced.

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 03:56pm EDT

Tags: Susan G. Komen,

More women opt for mastectomies to beat cancer odds

They look healthy. But more and more women are getting mastectomies to counter a hidden risk.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 04:00pm EDT

Tags: Paula Wolfson, mastectomy, BRCA1, BRCA2, gene, gene mutation, Angelina Jolie, Dr. Eleni Tousimis

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Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 03:43am EDT

Tags: Angelina Jolie, mastectomy,

The 2013 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

The annual event was held on the National Mall Saturday, May 11.

Saturday - 05/11/2013, 05:19pm EDT

Tags: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Komen,

A survivor's triumph at Komen Race for the Cure

When Kristi Mangan saw a picture of her sister kissing someone this spring, she wondered who the mystery person was.

Monday - 04/22/2013, 08:05am EDT

Tags: Susan G. Komen for the Cure, susan g. komen global race for the cure, Manassas, Bob Madigan

High-fat dairy holds higher death risk for women with breast cancer

A new study published in Thursday's Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds breast cancer survivors who ate even one serving of a high-fat dairy product a day were at a 49 percent higher risk of dying from breast cancer compared with those who eat little or no high-fat dairy.

Friday - 03/15/2013, 06:15am EDT

Tags: Brennan Haselton, cancer, ice cream, dairy

Breast cancer experts: It's time to study environmental impact

A committee of breast cancer researchers recently published a list of recommendations for ways to expand funding and breast cancer studies on possible causes of the disease. Scientists, government officials and advocates are now trying to find ways to implement them.

Saturday - 02/16/2013, 09:51pm EST

Tags: George Washington University, research funding, National Institutes of Health, Paula Wolfson

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