A Sweet Idea

Cookie Good is offering beautifully wrapped and deliciously baked cookies for Mother’s Day with a special twist – 50% of all sales will be donated to the Breast Cancer Care and Research Fund. This year, Cookie Good is offering a selection of special Mother’s Day cookies featuring flavor combinations inspired …

An Easy Way to Help Researchers: Upload your DNA Info

One quick, easy and efficient way for would-be advocates to participate in scientific research is to contribute their genetic data to DNA.Land, a non-profit partnership of geneticists from Columbia University and the New York Genome Center. Millions of people have already had their DNA tested through 23andMe, Ancestry.com and FamilyTreeDNA …

Tomosynthesis for Breast Cancer Screening: Is it the Right Decision?

The technologies used to screen for breast cancer have changed over the past decade. While the mammogram remains the foundation of breast cancer detection, newer variations on the test may improve its ability to detect cancer. In the late 1960’s, the modern-day film mammogram was invented and x-ray units dedicated …

New Prognostic Tools for Breast Cancer Detection

Increased screening and technological advances in breast imaging have led to earlier detection of breast cancer. Although this progress is beneficial, questionable or ambiguous breast images often require a follow-up biopsy, even if they end up being false positive results. BI-RADS (Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System), the current system …