Focus on Breast Cancer
Below are all the Focus articles related specifically to breast cancer. All Focus articles are also available.
February 03, 2014
January 27, 2014
A scientific breakthrough may give the field of radiation oncology new tools to increase the precision and safety of radiation treatment in cancer patients by helping doctors “see” the powerful beams of a linear accelerator as they enter or exit the body.
January 20, 2014
NCCC physicians and researchers brought information and hope to the rural village women. The data they brought back to their labs for complex analysis will provide Honduran physicians information they need to create a comprehensive national plan to fight cervical cancer in Honduras.
December 02, 2013
Amy Austin's breast cancer diagnosis inspired her to do something to fight back. The Prouty and "Pink Night" celebrations bring her community together, showing people how to support friends and loved ones who have fought and continue to fight breast cancer.
October 14, 2013
Breast density is a strong risk factor for breast cancer, but 2D mammograms don't always show small cancers growing in women with dense breasts. New cancer screening technologies make it easier to find these cancers, and also help to reduce unnecessary testing.
September 16, 2013
April 01, 2013
March 11, 2013
Results from a phase III clinical trial comparing a newer chemotherapy agent called eribulin mesylate with capecitabine, a standard drug used for chemotherapy today in women with previously treated metastatic breast cancer, showed that eribulin demonstrated a trend toward improved overall survival.
January 07, 2013
October 22, 2012
If you've never had a mammogram, or if you have the kind of tissue that can create hard-to-read images on an x-ray, we now offer a diagnostic test that you should know about.
October 08, 2012
Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) has put a yellow tint on its October breast cancer awareness efforts, a month usually draped in the color pink.
October 01, 2012
Welcome Breast Cancer Awareness Month at BJs Hooksett with NCCC to celebrate survival and honor those who offer hope, support, and love in our Community of Strength.
September 17, 2012
The notion that a woman with breast cancer has to take it easy and limit her activities is being replaced by a new, more accurate image—a physically active participant in her own recovery.
August 27, 2012
One of the most satisfying aspects of Tracy Onega's work with the New Hampshire Mammography Network (NHMN), she says, is creating an opportunity for the women of New Hampshire to feel like they are contributing to a significant public-health outcome.
May 07, 2012
When a patient first walks into Martha Travis-Cook's cozy and quiet office, they're often in a state of shock.
April 09, 2012
October 24, 2011
April 27, 2011
Happy hour at Molly's Restaurant in Hanover. Most of the nine women gathered at the long, rectangular table order margaritas, only two dollars a drink. "You can't beat the price," one of them laughs. In fact, there is a lot of laughter among this group of friends, teachers, moms, writers, grandmas, businesswomen, and sisters in life experience. They have dubbed themselves TGIF—thank goodness for Fridays, and Mondays, and every day of life after cancer.
June 04, 2010