Tag Archives: Cancer

Know Your Girls: Breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 16 shares her story to help Black women save their own lives

Know Your Girls is committed to educating Black women about breast cancer. As part of their campaign to educate and inform Black women about their cancer risks, they connected TheGrio with Nikia Hammonds-Blakely, a survivor who was diagnosed at 16 years old. “I was in the shower one morning getting ready for school and I felt the… Read More »

Health Law Improved Access to Cancer Treatment, Studies Show – The Wall Street Journal

Researchers saw increased rates of diagnosis and treatment in the studies. Here, a patient has blood drawn to monitor her cancer treatment in 2015. Photo: Jacqueline Larma/Associated Press By Peter Loftus Peter Loftus The Wall Street Journal Biography @Loftus Peter.Loftus@dowjones.com June 2, 2019 7:30 a.m. ET CHICAGO—New studies suggest the 2010 Affordable Care Act has… Read More »

Lynparza stalls pancreatic cancer in patients with BRCA mutations: study

CHICAGO (Reuters) – AstraZeneca and Merck & Co’s Lynparza helped patients with advanced pancreatic cancer who carry BRCA gene mutations go nearly twice as long without their disease worsening than those who received a placebo, according to data from a late-stage clinical trial presented on Sunday. BRCA mutations are typically linked with breast and ovarian… Read More »