Research Worth Watching: Going Beyond Sex & Gender

Research Worth Watching: Going Beyond Sex & Gender

This recent paper in the British Medical Journal on breast cancer risk in transgender people receiving hormone treatment sparked my interest because not only did it draw attention to a group of people all too often overlooked by cancer researchers but it showed us why...
Research Worth Watching: Breast Cancer Screening Options

Research Worth Watching: Breast Cancer Screening Options

Joan Lunden’s post on Instagram —#10yearchallenge —reminded me how important it is to educate women about breast density and how it may affect breast health. Basically, the breast is formed of milk ducts (usually collapsed if you are not breast feeding) that are...
Research Worth Watching: Breast Cancer Screening Options

Research Worth Watching: Overview from San Antonio 2018

The Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium has been going on since 1977! From a one-day regional conference, the Symposium has grown to a five-day international meeting attended by advocates, clinicians, basic scientists and pharmaceutical companies from over 90...
Research Worth Watching: Breast Cancer Screening Options

Research Tells Us: Never Assume

The reading I’ve done over the past several weeks has reminded me yet again why it is critical that we go back and question our assumptions about cancer. Assumptions are rooted in the scientific process. Science is all about observing certain phenomena and then...
Research Worth Watching: Breast Cancer Screening Options

Research Worth Watching-Breastfeeding: Benefits vs. Politics

I was among the many who were shocked to learn that this spring the United States pushed Ecuador to drop a resolution in support of breastfeeding it had intended to introduce in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly. The benefits of...
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