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Guidelines, early breast cancer detection saves lives

» Knowing family history, maintaining healthy weight, limiting smoking and drinking all important With changing guidelines for preventing and detecting breast cancer, what’s a woman to do? There are studies by different groups that point to opposing views. For instance: some say women should have yearly mammograms after the age of 40 and others say after the age of 50. ...

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UMMC researcher developing therapy to attack cancer tumors

Drazen Raucher, Ph.D., director of the graduate program in biochemistry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, recently received one patent and has applied for several others for a cancer-fighting therapy he and his team have devised that targets the drug delivery directly into tumors instead of healthy tissues. In July his company, Thermally Targeted Therapeutics, received a $225,000 grant ...

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‘I was the chosen one’

» Survivor dedicates life to help newly diagnosed patients Stephanie Davis was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago at the age of 35. There was no family history of the disease, and Davis said after the initial shock of receiving her diagnosis, she focused on the future. “I was the chosen one,” she said. “It is my purpose in ...

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Targeted therapy of breast cancer shows improved outcomes

» Treatment has fewer side effects; may be wave of future Targeted therapy for treating cancer, including breast cancer tumors, is definitely the wave of the future, said Dr. Grace Shumaker, an oncologist at Jackson Oncologist Associates. The newest example of targeted therapy is related to HER-2 positive breast cancer, which represents about 20 percent of breast cancer. “Kadcyla is ...

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