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Komen Perspectives Archive



Breast Cancer in Women Younger than 40
(April 2014)


Breast Cancer Disparities
(March 2014) 


Preventive Surgery for Women at High Risk of Breast Cancer: The "Angelina Jolie" Effect
(February 2014)


Living with metastatic breast cancer
(January 2014) 



Progress in treating HER2/neu-positive breast cancers
(December 2013)


Looking for Clarity: Medical Imaging, Night Shift Work and Breast Cancer Risk
(November 2013)


Weighing the Evidence: The Importance of Exercise and Healthy Weight for Breast Cancer Survivors 
(August 2013) 


What happens next- Follow-up care for breast cancer survivors
(July 2013)


Breast cancer – a rare, but possible diagnosis for men
(June 2013)

Some Questions, Some Answers: Birth Control Pills, Fertility Drugs and Breast Cancer Risk
(April 2013)

 Is Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) Breast Cancer?
(March 2013)


 Understanding lymphedema
 (January 2013) 


Tumor profiling – personalizing treatment for breast cancer
 (December 2012)

 Latest Research Findings from the 2012 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
(December 2012)

Clearing the Air: Does Smoking Increase Breast Cancer Risk?
(October 2012) 

What is genetic testing for breast cancer and who should get it?
(September 2012) 
What Can I Expect? Late Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment
(August 2012) 
The Importance of Clinical Trials in Breast Cancer Treatment
(July 2012) 
ASCO Update: 2012
(June 2012) 
Breast Reconstruction Options
(May 2012) 
Managing Menopause
(April 2012) 
Medications to prevent breast cancer: Missed opportunites?
(March 2012) 
Triple Negative Breast Cancer – what do we know and where are we headed?
(February 2012)
Does pregnancy affect breast cancer risk and survival?
(January 2012)  


San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2011 Update
(December 2011)
Breast cancer clusters: why do some places have higher rates of breast cancer?
(November 2011) 
Breast cancer statistics made easy
(October 2011)
How does your body weight affect your breast cancer risk?
(September 2011)  
The ABCs of breast density
(August 2011)
Fad foods and breast cancer- How to read the headlines
(July 2011)
American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting -- perspectives from Eric P. Winer, MD
(June 2011)
Making informed decisions about end-of-life-care- the role of palliative care and hospice
(April 2011)
Drinking alcohol in moderation- Is the glass half-full or half-empty? 
(March 2011)
Lumpectomy vs. mastectomy for early invasive breast cancer
(February 2011)
Vitamin D- how much is enough?
(January 2011)


New Year's Resolution: Get active and lower your breast cancer risk
(December 2010) 
Power lines, pesticides and breast cancer- is there a link?  
(November 2010) 
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy and surgical options for women with locally advanced breast cancer
(September 2010)

Living with metastatic breast cancer
(August 2010)

Getting to the "meat" of the matter- how does diet affect breast cancer?
(July 2010)    
ASCO Update
(June 2010) 
Why are rates of bilateral mastectomies rising?
(May 2010)

New Hormone Testing Guideline Will Lead to Better Care for Breast Cancer Patients 
(April 2010)

Do plastics, body care products or deodorant play a role in breast cancer risk? 
(April 2010)

The promise of bisphosphonates for breast cancer patients 
(March 2010)

The role of soy on breast cancer risk and survival  
(February 2010)


On Mammography - More Agreement than Disagreement   
(December 2009)

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendations on Breast Screening
(November 2009)

New Approaches for Breast Irradiation  
(November 2009)

Comments on Mammography Leading to Over-Diagnosis and Over-Treatment  
(October 2009)

Update on HER2 Positive Breast Cancer  
(July 2009)

PARP Inhibitors  
(June 2009)

Triple Negative Breast Cancer  
(February 2009) 




Eric Winer, M.D., chief scientific advisor, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, talks about the $60 million to be invested in 2009 for breast cancer research.


Dr. Winer talks about the different types of research to be funded in 2009.

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Dr. Winer explains what Komen for the Cure Promise Grants are designed to do.

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Dr. Winer discusses how Komen is still successfully able to invest million in research despite the current recession.

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