Book Review and Analysis -- From Zero to Mastectomy: What I Learned and You Need to Know About Stage 0 Breast Cancer

At age 52, Jackie Fox was diagnosed with DCIS, ductal carcinoma in situ, a form of breast cancer labeled stage zero, compared to stages 1 to 4. This slim book is an up-close and personal story of Fox’s roller coaster journey — from the moment her doctor gave her the diagnosis, telling her it was . . . → Read More: Book Review and Analysis — From Zero to Mastectomy: What I Learned and You Need to Know About Stage 0 Breast Cancer

“Carcinoma”: What’s in a name?

As part of a National Cancer Institute working group, Dr. Laura J. Esserman MD, MBA of Mt Zion Carol Franc Buck Breast Cancer Center along with colleagues Ian Thompson MD of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Brian Reid MD, PhD of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, . . . → Read More: “Carcinoma”: What’s in a name?

NIH scientists identify molecular link between metabolism and breast cancer

“NIH scientists identify molecular link between metabolism and breast cancer.” Press Release, National Cancer Institute

A protein associated with conditions of metabolic imbalance, such as diabetes and obesity, may play a role in the development of aggressive forms of breast cancer, according to new findings by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part . . . → Read More: NIH scientists identify molecular link between metabolism and breast cancer

NCI Cancer Bulletin Suspends Publication

“NCI Cancer Bulletin Suspends Publication, National Cancer Institute.

As of January 8, 2013, the NCI Cancer Bulletin has suspended publication. A searchable archive of more than 5,000 news and feature stories published since 2004 will remain on NCI’s website. Featured clinical trials and summaries highlighting recent results from cancer clinical trials will continue to be . . . → Read More: NCI Cancer Bulletin Suspends Publication

Research Brief --

Dr. Patricia Steeg

Patricia S. Steeg, chief of the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute, argues in Nature [2012, 485, S58a] that most people with breast cancer die as a result of metastases (spread). Clinical trials, however, are only designed to evaluate a drug’s ability to shrink established tumors rather . . . → Read More: Research Brief — “The Right Trials”

Book Review — “Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History”

Exhaustively researched and highly readable, science journalist Florence Williams’ latest book describes the remarkable and largely uncharted ecology of women’s breasts. Yes, ecology. It turns out that human breasts are in fact a complex and adaptable ecosystem, with a unique ability to tune in and respond to the world around them. Research has only . . . → Read More: Book Review — “Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History”