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Susan G. Komen San Diego's 2014 Honorary Survivor was featured in Voice & Viewpoint!

April 14, 2014

San Diego Fire-Rescue Deputy Chief Lorraine Hutchinson Battled Breast Cancer & Won

By Kimetha Hill  Staff Writer, Voice & Viewpoint

Lorraine Hutchinson is a 49 year old San Diego resident, a mother, and a hardworking woman who has turned her passion of helping people into a fulfilling career. As Deputy Chief Shift Commander of the San
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Susan G. Komen San Diego’s Annual Awards Celebration, April 10

April 3, 2014

-With $1 million in gifts, Komen San Diego continues to fund the County’s largest program of free breast cancer treatments, services, and support-

SAN DIEGO (April 3, 2014)—Susan G. Komen San Diego will award grants to local breast health programs on April 10, 2014 at AMN Healthcare.  Komen San Diego continues to be the County’s largest funder of

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Driven for the Cure: March 1 - April 30, 2014

February 28, 2014

If you're thinking about buying a car, now's the time to do it!

The Perry Auto Group’s locations in greater San Diego, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo announce the Perry 2000, a race to sell 2,000 vehicles in 60 days, beginning in March and concluding at the end of April. For every new and used vehicle sold during the Perry 2,000, a donation...

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Scripps Opens Region’s First Proton Therapy Center for Cancer Care

February 20, 2014

Affiliations with Rady Children’s Hospital, UC San Diego Health System announced


Exterior of Scripps Proton Therapy Center

SAN DIEGO – Local health care and community leaders today celebrated the opening of the Scripps Proton Therapy Center, the first such cancer care facility in San Diego County to provide this highly accurate form of radiation therapy and the first in the...

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Canadian Study on Mammograms — Cutting Through the Confusion

February 13, 2014

Another study about the effectiveness of mammograms is making headlines – and causing headaches. Annie Eddey went on KUSI to cut through the confusion and help women make sense of what it means.

Mammograms are an imperfect screening tool, which is something that has been established for many years. This is why Komen has invested more than $33...

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African American Celebrities and Breast Cancer

February 6, 2014

In honor of Black History Month, Susan G. Komen San Diego pays tribute to inspirational African American women and men of recent history who battled breast cancer.


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Wanda Sykes, the award winning comedian and actress had a double mastectomy when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. 


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Robin Roberts,
co-anchor of Good Morning America was

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Arimidex May Prevent Breast Cancer in High-Risk Women

February 6, 2014

Arimidex® (anastrozole) reduced the risk of breast cancer by 53 percent in high-risk postmenopausal women, according to the results of a study presented at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and published simultaneously online in The Lancet.

Arimidex is a drug known as an aromatase inhibitor. Aromatase inhibitors block the production of...

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African Americans and Breast Cancer

February 5, 2014

Breast Cancer is the most common cancer found among every racial and ethnic group. Race is not a risk factor for breast cancer, but the rates of being diagnosed and dying from breast cancer differ among ethnic groups. African American women tend to have lower survival rates than women from other racial and ethnic groups in the United States. White

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Groundbreaking study to document short- and long-term effects of breast cancer

January 7, 2014

What is the collateral damage of breast cancer? If you’re a breast cancer survivor, you know that your life is changed forever after treatment.
  
“I’m glad to be a 10-year survivor,” said Laura Farmer Sherman, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen in San Diego.  “The surgery, chemo and radiation helped me live – but the aftereffects of
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San Diego County Credit Union® Proudly Supports Susan G. Komen

January 7, 2014

San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, was a proud sponsor of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, which drew more than 20,000 people to San Diego’s beautiful Balboa Park on Nov. 3, and collected more than $1.3 million for the County’s largest program of free breast cancer
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Now You Can Customize & Print a Gift at Home with TwoSmiles by HP

January 7, 2014

Now there is a way to customize a gift for any occasion—at home or work!  TwoSmiles, by Hewlett-Packard, is a greeting card and gift card in one!  Giving the perfect gift has never been easier!  Seriously! It’s a super easy 5-step process—and it works like a charm!

Step 1:  Go to www.twosmiles.com/komen
Step 2:  Select a...

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Risk of Heart Disease from Breast Cancer Radiation Declines

November 26, 2013

Although radiation exposure from breast cancer treatment is associated with a small risk of subsequent heart disease, the risk is lower than it was 20 years ago, according to the results of a study published early online in JAMA Internal Medicine. 

Approximately 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the United States

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Oral Contraceptives and the Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer

November 18, 2013

Women with BRCA 1/2 mutations who use oral contraceptives (birth control pills) have a significantly reduced risk of ovarian cancer and a non-significantly increased risk of breast cancer, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. This is similar to the risk levels observed in the general population. 

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Perjeta Approved for Neoadjuvant Treatment of Early Stage HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

November 6, 2013

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval to Perjeta® (pertuzumab) for the neoadjuvant treatment of early stage breast cancer before surgery. This is the first drug approved for the neoadjuvant treatment of breast cancer. 

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women

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Fertility Preservation for Breast Cancer Patients

October 2, 2013

Just six weeks before her wedding, Jennifer Ehren was diagnosed with breast cancer. During the whirlwind of doctor appointments that followed, the 33-year old scientist and researcher was told the aggressive chemotherapy regimen she would undergo could put her fertility at risk.  In other words, it was possible the treatment she received for...

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Komen Partners with Dr. Susan Love Foundation and Young Survival Coalition

October 2, 2013

As you know, there are literally thousands of different cancer organizations across the country – more than 1,400 dedicated in some way to breast cancer in the U.S. alone – and more often than not we compete with each other for attention, public engagement and donor dollars.  So the notion of three of the biggest breast cancer...

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A Mammogram Could Save Your Life

August 19, 2013

You could be one mammogram away from your own cure.
But half of San Diegans might not find out until it’s too late.

Laura Farmer Sherman, executive director of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, San Diego

When caught in its earliest stages – usually by a mammogram – breast cancer has a survival rate of 98%.  But according to the

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Researching Environmental Link to Breast Cancer

August 1, 2013

Susan G. Komen® announced California research organizations will receive $4.5 million to more fully understand the role that environmental issues play in breast cancer development. The grants will be part of Komen’s $42 million 2013 research portfolio, which includes a $225,000 grant for continuing studies by Komen Scholar Geoffrey Wahl,...

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Scripps and Komen Take Unique Approach to Bridge Health Gap

July 12, 2013

Browse the aisles inside Northgate Market in Chula Vista and you’ll have no problem filling your grocery list.

But for some shoppers, the most useful part of their trip is located just outside the store’s front doors.

That’s where Raquel Sandoval sets up shop once a month. It’s one of the many different places she visits in

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Reach for Health Study

June 3, 2013

Are you interested in participating in breast cancer research? 

The UCSD Moores Cancer Center has a new study open for breast cancer survivors testing the effects of a medication (metformin), a weight loss counseling program or both of these treatments together for a six month period.  The UCSD study is called Reach for Health and is...

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