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Ellen Goodman — Mother of Susan G. Komen and Nancy Brinker 1920-2015

By |June 29th, 2015|

The Susan G. Komen family is heartbroken to say goodbye to a woman whose compassion, generosity and sense of service changed the world.

Ellen Tressa Neuman Goodman, known to many of us at Komen as […]

How to Prevent Running Shoe Blisters

By |June 24th, 2015|

Race season is upon us and if you’re like me you just can’t wait to toss on a new pair of running shoes and start eating up the miles in preparation for an upcoming […]

5 MUST-HAVES for Your First Breast Cancer Race/Walk

By |June 24th, 2015|

Something Pink (No-brainer)

For race/walk veterans this might seem like common sense but you’d be surprised how many newbies forget their ‘Something Pink.’ Be it just a ribbon or an accessory, pink is a necessity […]

Breast Cancer News: Lumpectomy Rates Rising but Disparities Persist

By |June 23rd, 2015|

MedPage Today reexamines recent findings which showed that more women are opting for breast-conserving therapy (lumpectomy) rather than mastectomy. However, the article highlights the disparities that exist among younger, less educated, uninsured and low-income […]

Komen-Funded Research Focused on Treatment and Support

By |June 23rd, 2015|

New Komen-funded research published in the journal Oncogene has shown that the hormone progesterone might stimulate the growth of breast cancer cells that are resistant to anti-estrogen therapy and chemotherapy. The study explains that […]

Komen-Funded Research Focused on Treatment and Support

By |June 23rd, 2015|

New Komen-funded research published in the journal Oncogene has shown that the hormone progesterone might stimulate the growth of breast cancer cells that are resistant to anti-estrogen therapy and chemotherapy. The study explains that […]

US Treasury Department To Place Woman On $10 Bill

By |June 18th, 2015|

The US Treasury Department has finally decided that it’s time for a woman to be featured on US currency once again. The last woman featured was Martha Washington from 1891-1896 on the $1 Silver […]

Juneteenth Celebrations This Weekend!

By |June 18th, 2015|

There’s another independence day we celebrate along with Fourth of July.  It’s called Juneteenth.  And celebrations are happening up and down California.

Juneteenth is the oldest known American celebration commemorating the end of legalized slavery […]

Obesity Linked to Increase in Male Breast Cancer

By |June 17th, 2015|

Researchers at the University of Leeds have found a possible association between the rise in obesity and the increase in cases of male breast cancer.

The findings, published in the journal BMC Medicine and funded […]

Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Program Reduced Mortality

By |June 17th, 2015|

Under the Norwegian Breast Cancer Screening Program, all women aged 50 to 69 are invited for mammography screening every two years. The program was launched as a pilot project in four counties in 1995/96 […]