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Biotech Takes Aim at Breast Cancer

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We’ve come a long way in our national fight to beat breast cancer.  Since the 1980s, the mortality rate has fallen by a third due to more effective medicines and an increased focus on prevention, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and with proper treatment, the average 10-year survival rate for breast cancer is now 83 percent. But as Will Rogers famously observed, “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you Read More >

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Decoding Genes to find Breast Cancer

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Today, August 7, 2014, researchers at the University Medical Center Utrecht announced that they have identified a gene that puts women at higher risk for breast cancer. Through animal and patient database studies, researchers found that women with an anomaly on the MEN1 gene are three times more likely to develop breast cancer at a relatively young age. Their findings are published in the New England Journal of Medicine. MEN1 is the acronym for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia type Read More >

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Driving Innovation in Breast Cancer: Startup Challenge

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The Avon Foundation (AF), National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) have partnered to launch a “first of a kind” Business Plan and Start-Up Challenge for Breast Cancer (BC) inventions that have high commercial viability and are important to public health. This challenge will accelerate the commercialization of Federal agency and AF grantee BC inventions, spur economic growth, and provide Universities a platform to further develop their entrepreneurship learning portfolio. Read More >

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Breast Cancer and Biotechnology: Bigger Than Pink

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By David Welch, President/Senior Producer at M2 MultiMedia It had been five years since I produced Biotechnology: Knowledge Serving Life, a video that featured breast cancer patient Lori Lober and her then five year anniversary of being cancer free.  Diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer in 2000 Lori had been admitted to an advanced clinical trial for a promising new biologic. Today, Lori credits her treatment for helping to save her life. During the Read More >

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Confessions of a Cancer-Free Cancer Patient

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By Sandra Dennis, Deputy General Counsel for Healthcare, the Biotechnology Industry Organization October is breast cancer awareness month. As a dear friend said to me recently — it’s a whole month? She also despises the whole pink ribbon thing. I didn’t dare mention to her that there’s a breast cancer stamp. While it could suggest a lack of empathy, she was treated for breast cancer several years ago, so she speaks from the perspective of Read More >

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