DALLAS (AP) -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced Monday that it has a new CEO.
CHICAGO (AP) -- New research suggests that bad genes may be responsible for more breast cancer cases in black women than has been previously known. About 1 in 5 African-American women with the disease have an inherited mutation that drastically raises their risk for breast and ovarian cancer, according to a study released Monday.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Gene flaws that raise the risk of breast cancer are surprisingly common in black women with the disease, according to the first comprehensive testing in this racial group. The study found that one-fifth of these women have BRCA mutations, a problem usually associated with women of Eastern European Jewish descent but recently highlighted by the plight of Angelina Jolie.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The American Cancer Society -- one of the nation's best known and influential health advocacy groups -- is 100 years old this week.