breast cancer

Scientists are studying whether autoantibodies found in the blood could indicate whether someone's breast cancer has returned after remission. Dr.

May 23, 2018

Dr. Mary-Claire King was recently on the Indiana University campus to receive the Hermann J. Muller award, and to give this year’s Muller Lecture on genetics and genomics. While she was there, she joined host Aaron Cain in the WFIU studios.

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

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