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Breast cancer survivors treated to cruise holiday by Royal Caribbean International

A group of breast cancer survivors from the US, UK and Singapore led by US‐based non‐profit organisation Send Me On Vacation, were invited by …
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Helping African American women get better access to breast cancer care

Almost everyone knows someone in their life impacted by breast cancer. One in eight women are impacted in the United States, but not everyone is impacted the same.

African American women are 20 to 40 percent more likely to die from breast cancer, even though their rates of getting cancer are the same as white women. Channel 11 talked to Allegheny Health Network breast surgeon Rebecca Fisher…

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Examining peer support and survivorship for African American women with breast cancer – Nicks – – Psycho-Oncology


More than 3.5 million female breast cancer (BrCa) survivors live in the United States, and the number continues to grow. Health status and quality of life amongst survivors is variable, and African American (AA) survivors suffer disproportionately from BrCa morbidity and mortality. Emerging evidence suggests peer support is an effective strategy to promote positive survivorship outcomes for AA BrCa survivors. This study aimed to explore the role of peer support in the BrCa experiences of AA survivors.


Working collaboratively with The Breakfast Club, Inc. (BCI), a community‐based BrCa peer support…

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Prognostic Risk Model for African American Women With Breast Cancer

By The ASCO Post
Posted: 11/5/2018 4:00:36 PM
Last Updated: 11/5/2018 4:00:36 PM

  • The deep-learning algorithm identified a combination of four proteins for optimal prognostic prediction: Bcl2-like protein (BAX); inositol polyphosphate-4-phosphatase, type II (INPP4B); x-ray repair cross-complementing protein 1 (XRCC1); and cleaved poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (c-PARP).
  • This combination of proteins could stratify high-risk African American patients with breast cancer with 86% accuracy.
  • The model retained its significant prognostic ability when controlling for clinicopathologic variables like stage, age, and positive lymph nodes.

A prognostic model developed using a machine learning approach may be able to identify African American patients…

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Risk model may predict survival among African-American women with breast cancer

A new prognostic model may be able to predict survival among African-American women with breast cancer, according to a study presented at …
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Breast cancer: The No.1 killer among females in the Caribbean

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(PRESS RELEASE) – Breast cancer is the main cause of cancer deaths among Caribbean females, accounting for 14%-30% of cancer deaths. This disease has a significant impact on women’s health and is two times higher in the Caribbean compared to the USA[i].

“The large number of deaths from breast cancer is very alarming since they are mostly preventable. Breast cancer can be detected early and treated successfully. It can be prevented through education, screening, early detection, accurate diagnosis and treatment,” said Dr Virginia Asin-Oostburg, Director, Surveillance Caribbean Public Health Agency, as the Agency observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast and can affect both men and women, but is far more…

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