breast cancer

May 14, 2018

The 2018 Shaw Prize honors King's  pioneering work in breast cancer genetics.  

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March 29, 2018

This year Washington state joined 33 other states in the nation by passing a breast density notification law, which requires radiologists to tell women when their mammograms indicate dense breast tissue.

March 29, 2018

Washington state has a new breast density notification law, which requires facilities which perform mammography to notify women

February 28, 2018

A pioneering genome scientist from the University of Washington School of Medicine believes all women older than 30 should consider an at-home cancer risk test, despite some national experts who say the tests aren’t for everyone.

February 8, 2018

American genetics scientist Mary-Claire King, credited with connecting a gene mutation with breast cancer, is among the winners of Israel’s prestigious Dan David Prize this year.

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January 31, 2018

One in eight women in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer.  For women who survive, there’s always concern about the cancer coming back. Scientists at UW Medicine in Seattle are developing a new vaccine to try to stop such recurrenc

February 27, 2018

As if it was not unnerving enough to get breast cancer: Many women who survive breast cancer run the risk of having the cancer return in another part of the body.

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December 8, 2017

A UW Medicine breast cancer expert discusses a recent prominent study indicating that the most common breast cancer is more insidious than previously understood.

September 26, 2017

Beginning four years ago, 15 women with incurable (metastatic triple-negative) breast cancer were enrolled in a unique clinical trial.

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