The Breast Woman in Science: Discovery of The Brca Gene

BRCAANDBRAVE | BRCA | GENE | SCIENTIFIC | DISCOVERY | WOMAN CHANGING THE WORLD |

Sometimes the most stunning advances in science are based on a hunch that a dedicated investigator just can’t shake. That was the case with professor Mary-Claire King. King discovered the region on the genome that eventually became known as BRCA1, the first gene linked to a higher than average chance of developing breast cancer and … Continue reading The Breast Woman in Science: Discovery of The Brca Gene

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Spare The Nipples Take The Cancer

Brca & Brave | Cancer Research | Nipple Sparing| Breast Reconstruction | Double Masectomy

 New findings suggest that surgeons performing mastectomies can offer a form of the procedure that allows women to retain the nipple for use in breast reconstruction after breast cancer diagnosis. Now, a reassuring study finds that this type of mastectomy doesn't raise a woman's risk for breast cancer recurrence. "More women are requesting nipple-sparing mastectomy … Continue reading Spare The Nipples Take The Cancer

Unlikely drug may block breast cancer in high-risk women

Scientists might have just pinpointed a nonsurgical way for women at a high risk of breast cancer to minimize their chances of developing the devastating disease. About 12% of all women across the United States will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. However, about 65% of women with a … Continue reading Unlikely drug may block breast cancer in high-risk women