Better Science, Better Lives: Women's Health Research at Yale is Working for You
Across the country, it’s becoming clearer every day: We must study the health of women. We must study the influence of sex-and-gender differences on health. And it’s time for all aspects of medical research and practice to embrace this change.
Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Police Team to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness
Members of Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center spent time together on Friday, October 28 on the New Haven Green with members of the Yale Police Department – along with a special, pink-themed Yale Police SUV – to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Pembrolizumab Shows EFS Benefit in TNBC Without Complete Response
Lajos Pusztai, MD, DPhil, discusses key takeaways from analysis of the KEYNOTE-522 clinical trial of pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy in the neoadjuvant or adjuvant setting for patients with triple-negative breast cancer.Source: Targeted Oncology
Connecticut Woman Says Her Breast Cancer Didn’t Feel Like She Thought It Would
(WTNH) – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and each week in our Positively Pink series we are introducing survivors. One woman discovered her own breast cancer, but she says it didn’t feel like she thought it would.Source: WTNH
Glastonbury Breast Cancer Patient Raises Awareness and Funds for Yale Cancer Center
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — “I believe that this is a gift from God,” said 47-year-old Sandy Cassanelli of Glastonbury. News 8 first met the mom-of-two in October of 2018 at Dee’s One Smart Cookie, raising awareness and funds for her organization, Breast Friends Fund. And again in 2020, supporting the mission in the fresh air during the pandemic, spreading her message through group yoga at a farm. “I was put on this earth for this reason, to have this disease, and do what I do and show people faith, show people hope, love,” she said.Source: WTNH
More Than Mammograms: We Break Down the Different Types of Breast Cancer Screenings
Find out why a mammogram might not be enough. Every year in the United States, about 264,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women and about 2,400 are found in men, according to the CDC. This year, Katie was one of them. On average, a woman has a roughly one in eight chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime. In stark black and white, these sound like pretty alarming statistics — but the numbers don’t tell the whole story.Source: Katie Couric Media
What is the Impact of Breast Density Notification Laws?
Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) President John Lewin, MD, associate professor of radiology and biomedical imaging, and division chief, breast imaging, at the Yale School of Medicine, discusses how legislation concerning dense breast laws have impacted mammography.Source: Health Imaging
Fighting Breast and Ovarian Cancer With a Lupus Antibody
After discovering a specific lupus antibody that can penetrate cancer cells and, with a grant from Women's Health Research at Yale, showing it makes cancer cells vulnerable to standard treatments, Dr. Peter Glazer and his colleagues are moving a treatment to clinical trials.
FDA Warns About New Cancer Risks Linked to Breast Implants
Breast implants have been linked to more forms of cancer, according to a warning issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Friday. The FDA has previously warned women of breast implants’ association with breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), however, these reports suggest implants may be linked to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and various lymphomas as well.Source: Healthline
Benefits of Pre-surgical Immunotherapy Were Independent of Race in Patients with Aggressive Breast Cancer
Treatment outcomes were similar between Black and non-Black patients with triple-negative breast cancer who received neoadjuvant durvalumab (Imfinzi) plus chemotherapy, according to phase I/II clinical trial results published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.Source: AACR