WATCH: Explaining the Reasons Behind Angelina Jolie’s Decision

This blog post is part of the Google+ Healthy Hangouts series on breaking and timely health news. Did you hear the news about Angelina Jolie? She recently announced in the New York Times that she tested positive for the BRCA-1 genetic mutation which dramatically increases her risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer. Given that information, she … Continue reading WATCH: Explaining the Reasons Behind Angelina Jolie’s Decision

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”