Georgetown hosted more than area high school students Jan. The Surgeon General's report that first detailed smoking dangers and inspired a half century of tobacco control measures added nearly 20 years of life to 8 million people, according to a study recently published by David T. Two faculty members from the department of psychiatry are launching a series of classes geared to provide participants--including members of the Georgetown and MedStar communities and the general public--with tools to reduce physical and emotional stress and improve their quality of life.
The morning will help inform women about how to take action: for themselves, their daughters, mothers, sisters and friends. Proceeds will support breast health services for underserved women and novel, early stage breast cancer research. To promote these goals we invest in innovative research, breast surgery fellowships, regional education, dignified support and screening for the underserved.
In developing our educational outreach and policy advocacy, BCPP is committed to grounding its work in the latest scientific information on the complex relationships between environmental factors and breast cancer. We therefore go to our Scientific Advisory Panel for advice when we are working to explore new scientific data or plan new initiatives based on the latest scientific evidence. The scientists listed here were invited to join the Panel in recognition of their important work in the field of environmental health related especially to environmental risks for breast cancer, and of their commitment to the mission of Breast Cancer Prevention Partners.
MONDAY, May 5 HealthDay News -- In women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, having a known mutation in the BRCA 1 or 2 genes raises the risk of a second cancer, and many of these women choose to have their second breast removed before that has a chance to happen. However, new research suggests that women who don't have these genetic mutations may still face an increased risk of a second cancer, especially if they have a family history of breast cancer or atypical breast cells. The study involved women with a family history of breast cancer, although only some had a BRCA mutation.
With the increased risk of cancer in these women, should sentinel node biopsy be considered at the time of prophylactic mastectomy, and how can women best be counseled after these findings? The increased risk of developing breast cancer is already understood for women with the disease who test positive for a BRCA1 or 2 mutation. Many of these women choose to have their breast s surgically removed prophylactic mastectomy to reduce their risk of developing breast cancer or developing a second breast cancer The role of sentinel node biopsy remains controversial in this group.
Betty Lou Haydnet Ourisman, a former board member of the Arena Stage and Ford's Theater in Washington, who was long active in philanthrophic and cultural organizations in the capital area, died yesterday at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington. She was 66 years old and lived in Chevy Chase, Md. She is survived by her husband, Mandell J.
Nipple sparing mastectomy NSM has been embraced as an oncologically safe technique to preserve the nipple areolar complex NAC for enhanced cosmesis in the carefully selected patient. Previously, we described oncologic and tissue characteristics of the ideal NSM candidate. In patients with grade II or III ptosis nipple below the level of the fold, or on the undersurface of the breasts, respectively where the native NAC is of significance to the patient, we offer a staged procedure where mastopexy or reduction is performed before NSM 2.
The morning will help inform women about how to take action: for themselves, their daughters, mothers, sisters and friends. Proceeds will support breast health services for underserved women and novel, early stage breast cancer research. For more information: Breast Cancer Alliance — — www.