breast cancer

October 17, 2018

Many women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer have a tumor that is too small to see or feel.  A UW Medicine patient describes her experience with a new technology; it involves having a reflector smaller than a grain of rice placed into the

September 24, 2018

4 get cancer from donated organ,” blared the headline above a news story last week.

September 14, 2018

An analysis of nearly 4,000 mutations deliberately engineered into the BRCA1 gene will immediately benefit people undergoing genetic testing for breast or ovarian cancer risk.

September 12, 2018

A new scientific analysis of nearly 4,000 mutations deliberately engineered into the BRCA1 gene will immediately benefit people undergoing genetic testing for breast or ovarian cancer risk.

August 21, 2018

The first study of its kind applying modern genomics technology to DNA contributed by Sub-Saharan African women has shown they are more likely than women of other ancestries to develop and to die from triple-negative 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.  

picture of Dr. Janie Lee
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.

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