How Decoding Annie Parker Changed Breast Cancer Treatment Forever

As genetics has become more and more significant in healthcare, the media coverage has certainly increased.  And now, genes, genetic testing, and the personal stories deeply entwined with the process have become story lines for major motion pictures. I was given an opportunity to attend one of the first showings of Decoding Annie Parker on April … Continue reading How Decoding Annie Parker Changed Breast Cancer Treatment Forever

4 Things to Know About The New Breast Cancer “Smart Bomb”

The experimental drug, T-DM1, also known as the breast cancer “smart bomb,” is a phrase that’s been on everyone’s lips and search engines since Monday when it was announced as the “miracle drug” breast cancer treatment. Kimberly Blackwell, M.D., an oncologist at Duke University Medical Center and lead investigator of the T-DM1 study, presented her … Continue reading 4 Things to Know About The New Breast Cancer “Smart Bomb”

Patient Stories: “My Nurse Navigator Helped Me Understand”

The dreaded ‘C’ word—cancer. It’s something you hear about from your friends and family or read about in the paper but never think about it being “your cancer.” There I was,  taking care of business like annual physicals and mammograms. There was no history of breast cancer in the family, and I had no high … Continue reading Patient Stories: “My Nurse Navigator Helped Me Understand”