Light Shed on Relationship Between Environmental Factors and Breast Cancer Incidence

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Breast cancer is the most common and second most fatal invasive cancer in the U.S. female population. Modern scientists have long studied the relationships between breast cancer risk and genetic and environmental factors, forming a general consensus that both types of factors play a role.  A recent study conducted by Duke University researchers, entitled Cumulative … Read more

New Study Shows Correlation Between Cancer and Long COVID

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According to a recent study published in the online academic journal, eLife, over 50% of cancer patients who suffered from acute COVID-19 reported long COVID symptoms as far as seven months after their recovery. Female patients were more likely to report persistent long COVID symptoms, which include fatigue, gastrointestinal problems, myalgia (muscle aches and pains), … Read more

Awareness for Male Breast Cancer – Don’t Leave it Too Late

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Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the US, yet it is also possible for men to be diagnosed too. Although males receive only up to 1% of all breast cancer diagnoses, it is usually diagnosed at later, harder-to-treat stages, leading to approximately 500 men dying from it each year in … Read more

Hereditary Cancers Don’t Only Affect Women: BRCA2 Mutation Can Also Affect Ashkenazi Men

With the discovery of the BRCA2 gene in December 1995, researchers have been able to gain valuable insights and a better understanding of the role it plays in terms of the development of cancer. We inherit two copies of the BRCA2 gene in every one of our cells, one from our father and one from … Read more

Hereditary Cancers Don’t Only Affect Women: BRCA2 Mutation Can Also Affect Ashkenazi Men

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With the discovery of the BRCA gene in December 1995, researchers have been able to gain valuable insights and a better understanding of the role it plays in terms of the development of cancer. We inherit two copies of the BRCA gene in every one of our cells, one from our father and one from … Read more

The Signs of Ovarian Cancer: Know What to Look For

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Cancer, a word everyone is familiar with, is a term for diseases that can affect any part of the body. These diseases are caused by the rapid, abnormal growth of cells that have the potential to extend beyond their normal boundaries into other parts of the body and organs. When diagnosed and treated in the … Read more

Promising Cancer Research Found in New RNA-based Cancer Drug

The world’s first RNA-based cancer drug has revealed promising results according to a peer-reviewed study in the scientific journal Advanced Materials. Overall, the report states that this new drug, tested on mice, has the potential to boost the effectiveness of both chemotherapy and immunotherapy – or, in this case, the combined treatments called chemo-immunotherapy.  The … Read more

Ovarian Cancer – Background, Who’s at Risk, and Prevention

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Every day, there are millions of women around the world who are at risk of getting ovarian cancer – many don’t know they are at risk, while a small percentage are unaware that they already have it. However, in the past few years, science has continued to lead the way through medical research and advancements … Read more

Why The Northern Charitable Foundation Sponsors the Prevention GENEration Program

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We are very passionate about sponsoring the Israel Cancer Association’s Prevention GENEration Program in collaboration with The Israel Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Consortium. The aim of the program is to reduce cancer morbidity in Israel by promoting research, prevention, early detection, treatment modalities, and means of rehabilitation. The High Rate of Individuals with the … Read more