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A scanning electron microscope picture of a cancer cell. Uncredited photo from Wikimedia Commons

Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Targets Cancer Stem Cells

A major reason that breast cancer returns after treatment and spreads to other parts of the body is that current chemotherapy and radiation treatments do not kill the cancer stem cells. That premise provides the basis for a clinical trial open at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and two other sites testing a drug that has been found in laboratory studies to attack cancer stem cells.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2013

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Film Premiere To Support Local Cancer Charity

The premiere of the movie “Decoding Annie Parker” – about the BRCA breast cancer gene – helps support Gilda’s Club in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/11/2013

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Local Nun Creates ‘Bucket List’ After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Given six-months to live because of stage-four breast cancer, a local nun has started a ‘bucket list’ and an inspiring movement.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/24/2013

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Thousands Attend Race For The Cure In Detroit

Thousands turned out for the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Comerica Park in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/18/2013

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Popular Beverage May Help Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Something many women have everyday, may help reduce the risk of breast cancer coming back in recovering patients.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/29/2013

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Benign Breast Disease Factors Cut Put African-American Women At Risk For Cancer: WSU Study

A Wayne State University researcher has identified characteristics in benign breast disease associated with future cancer risk in African-American women.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/07/2013

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Cancer Prevention Day Highlights Screening

Monday is “Cancer Prevention Day” in Michigan.

97.1 The Ticket–02/04/2013

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Study Suggests Most Double Mastectomy Surgeries Aren’t Necessary

A new study suggests that most women who chose to have a double mastectomy, may not actually need it.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/28/2012

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Doctor Touts Convenience, Effectiveness Of Two Day Breast Cancer Treatment

In the past, treating early stage partial breast cancer with radiation took 6 weeks, recently it’s been reduced to five days and now an area doctor believes the regimen can be given in just two days.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/02/2012

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When Should You Get Your First Mammogram?

Many women are uncertain about when they should begin having the tests because of confusing reports in the media.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/29/2012

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