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Evelyn H. Lauder, Champion of Breast Cancer Research, Dies at 75

Evelyn H. Lauder died in her Manhattan home on Saturday, November 12. Mrs. Lauder was best known as the executive director of The Estee Lauder Cosmetics Company and for her work as a pioneer in bringing global awareness to women’s health. Evelyn Lauder was a breast cancer advocate and created the...
November 14th, 2011 | Global, News | Read More

Antioxidants and Cancer Prevention: Fact Sheet

Antioxidants and Cancer Prevention: Fact Sheet
What are antioxidants? Antioxidants are substances that may protect cells from the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. Free radical damage may lead to cancer. Antioxidants interact with and stabilize free radicals and may prevent some of the damage free radicals might otherwise...
September 22nd, 2011 | Featured Article | Read More

What causes pancreatic cancer?

There are some important principles of cancer biology that can help us understand why pancreatic cancer develops, and the many risk factors for this disease. Pancreatic cancer is fundamentally a disease caused by damage to the DNA (mutations). These mutations can be inherited from our parents, or they...
September 16th, 2011 | News | Read More

How to Perform a Breast Self-Exam

How to Perform a Breast Self-Exam
Beginning in their 20s, women should be told about the benefits and limitations of breast self-exam (BSE). Women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any new breast changes to a health professional as soon as they are found. Finding a breast change does not necessarily mean...
September 2nd, 2010 | Featured Article | Read More

How to Perform a Breast Self-Exam

Beginning in their 20s, women should be told about the benefits and limitations of breast self-exam (BSE). Women should know how their breasts normally look and feel and report any new breast changes to a health professional as soon as they are found. Finding a breast change does not necessarily mean...
March 16th, 2010 | News | Read More

Pregnancy and Breast Cancer

Very few pregnant women are diagnosed with breast cancer. But because more women are choosing to have children later in life, and because the risk of breast cancer increases as women age, there may be more cases in the future. For instance, only 1 in 50 breast cancers are found in woman under 35, but...
February 16th, 2010 | News | Read More

Changes in Body Fluid Odors Indicate Presence of Lung Cancer Tumors

New animal research from scientists at the Monell Center and collaborators demonstrates that body fluid odors can be used to identify animals with lung cancer tumors. “Cancer tumors result in a change in body-related odors that can be detected both by trained animal sensors and by sophisticated...
February 6th, 2010 | News | Read More