Therapeutic vaccine for triple negative breast cancer, a breakthrough in cancer research

Back in the 1970s, mastectomy was the only accepted surgical option for breast cancer treatment. A lot has changed since then, including steadily increasing breast cancer survival rates, more sophisticated diagnostic techniques and a wide range of treatment options. What remains the same, however, is that the earlier you can catch cancer, the better your chances … Continue reading Therapeutic vaccine for triple negative breast cancer, a breakthrough in cancer research




40 over 40: How breast density affects your risk of breast cancer

Are you dense? Directed at your intellect, this question can be an insult – directed at your breasts, this question is vital to tailor your annual breast cancer screenings to maximize the early detection of breast cancer. Approximately 40 percent of women over the age of 40 have dense breast tissue by mammography. What are dense … Continue reading 40 over 40: How breast density affects your risk of breast cancer




Charting a journey: Three-time cancer survivor on her mission to help others move forward

After battling cancer three times, Joan Katz, a Fort Worth resident and philanthropist, wanted a better way for people to make their way through the maze of doctors, hospitals and paperwork as she explained to the 360 Magazine for their April 2015 article “Guiding Lights”. Working with Dr. Alan Johns, her gynecologist and a fellow … Continue reading Charting a journey: Three-time cancer survivor on her mission to help others move forward




Could a New Vaccine Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrences?

We know that vaccines have the power to prevent deadly diseases, but could they also prevent cancers from recurring? In a small but promising pilot study, Baylor researchers are investigating whether a vaccine made from a patient’s own immune cells could help prevent breast cancer recurrences in women at high risk. Plan of Attack The … Continue reading Could a New Vaccine Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrences?




Survivors on Purpose – Breast Cancer Heroes Come Together

As a breast cancer survivor, Leslie Williams felt grateful to be alive. She also felt confusion about her disease triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), a type of cancer that seems to affect women of color more than other ethnic groups. TNBC is named because the breast cancer cells test negative for estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors and HER2. … Continue reading Survivors on Purpose – Breast Cancer Heroes Come Together