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

Mammograms Matter: The Numbers Behind Lifesaving Screenings

Each week, a new headline heralds this-or-that study questioning the value of screening mammograms. Should you start screening at age 40 or 50? Every year or every other year? It’s tough to cut through the clutter. “Right now, a lot of women are confused,” says Elizabeth Jekot, M.D., medical director of the Elizabeth Jekot MD … Continue reading Mammograms Matter: The Numbers Behind Lifesaving Screenings