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The Weekly: Rise in stage 4 cancer in young women

Feature story Study shows “significant” rise of stage 4 breast cancer in women under 40 WEDNESDAY, October 13, 2021 (CBS News) — From 2000 to 2015, there was a more than 4% increase each year of stage 4 breast cancer cases in women under 40. That’s according to a study published in the journal Radiology. […]

The Weekly: Alcohol is the breast cancer risk no one wants to talk about

Feature story Alcohol Is the Breast Cancer Risk No One Wants to Talk About TUESDAY, October 5, 2021 (Wired) — As companies roll out the pink beer in October to raise awareness of the disease, one group is urging young women to think twice. The social media campaign Drink Less for Your Breasts stands out […]

The Weekly: Ovarian cancer awareness, new tests for colon, prostate cancer and more

Feature story Twins diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the same time speak out to spread awareness MONDAY, September 27, 2021 (Today) — Identical twin sisters Teresa Swain and Lisa Simmons have done everything together. They were born holding hands and raised their families in identical houses. Now the sisters have a new shared life mission: […]

The Weekly: The Latest on Covid-19 and Vaccine Boosters

Feature story CDC vaccine advisers adjourn after messy vote on recommending boosters for some Americans THURSDAY, September 23, 2021 (CNN) — CDC vaccine advisers endorsed giving booster doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to people 65 and older, long-term care facility residents and people with underlying conditions. Vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and […]

The Weekly: Multi-cancer early detection testing leaps forward

Feature story Britain begins world’s largest trial of blood test for 50 types of cancer THURSDAY, September 12, 2021 (Reuters) — Britain’s state-run National Health Service will on Monday begin the world’s biggest trial of Grail Inc’s (GRAL.O) flagship Galleri blood test that can be used to detect more than 50 types of cancer before […]

The Weekly: Senator Amy Klobuchar shares her breast cancer story

Feature story After a routine screening in February, Senator Amy Klobuchar learned she had Stage 1A breast cancer. THURSDAY, September 9, 2021 (The New York Times) — Senator Amy Klobuchar said Thursday that she had been diagnosed and treated this year for breast cancer, and that her doctors said in August that her treatment had been […]

The Weekly: Time to get your cancer screenings ‘back on the books’

Feature story  FDA facing demands to snuff out Juul’s e-cigarettes TUESDAY, August 31, 2021 (The Washington Post)— Juul Labs launched its flavored e-cigarettes in 2015 in a flashy campaign called “Vaporized” that featured young models puffing away with gusto. Six years later, the once high-flying company is scrambling to avoid being extinguished in the U.S. […]

The Weekly: A journey with male breast cancer, melanoma stories, community grants, and more

Feature story Len Robertson: My Journey with Male Breast Cancer WEDNESDAY, August 25, 2021 (Verywell Health)—To most people, I don’t look like a typical person who gets diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer—but it happened to me. It all started with a pain in my chest. I immediately went to get it checked out by […]

The Weekly: The lesser-known breast cancer gene, Vitamin D for young-onset colorectal cancer, and more

Feature story This Breast Cancer Gene Is Less Well Known, but Nearly as Dangerous TUESDAY, August 17, 2021 (The New York Times)—For years, women with breast cancer in their families have been getting tested for mutations in two genes, known as BRCA1 and BRCA2, to determine whether they have a sharply elevated risk of the disease. Now, […]

The Weekly: Extra vaccine doses for immunocompromised patients, sunscreens under scrutiny and more

Feature story FDA authorizes extra vaccine doses for immunocompromised patients to bolster protection against the coronavirus THURSDAY, August 12, 2021 (The Washington Post)—Regulators took steps Thursday to shore up the defenses of millions of vulnerable Americans against the coronavirus, authorizing extra doses of two widely used vaccines for some people with weakened immune systems. The action by […]