Radiation exposure from breast cancer treatment is associated with a small risk of developing heart disease later in life, but the risk is now lower than it was 20 years ago.
Isobel Hoevers has co-founded a line of high-end medical ID jewelry that is both functional and fashionable, with a portion of the profits funding research at the Medical Center.
Columbia’s Wendy Chung, the original plaintiff in the case against Myriad Genetics, says the Supreme Court decision banning gene patents will open a new era of genomic medicine.
Dr. Robert Klitzman applauded Jolie’s prophylactic breast cancer surgery but says it raises moral questions about gene patents.
“This study is one of the first to evaluate the course of PTSD after a diagnosis of breast cancer,” said lead author, CUMC’s Dr. Alfred Neugut.
Women with breast cancer for whom chemotherapy is most critical are most likely to begin treatment.