Breast Cancer Vaccine Approval Sought

EUGENE, Ore. — Researchers are now working to develop a vaccine to prevent breast cancer. The vaccine has been in development for more than a decade. Researchers are now asking for permission from the FDA to test it on women. That could take at least two years. If the vaccine works in trials, it could … Continue reading »

Flower Shop Hosts Contest for a Cure

EUGENE, Ore. — October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time for organizations to work together to raise awareness and money to fight the disease. One Eugene business is doing its part by holding a unique contest. Dandelions Flower Shop is hosting Bras For a Cure. For $10, people can enter their personally-designed bras … Continue reading »

Fans Pick their Price at Ems Fundraiser

EUGENE, Ore. — Raising money for an important cause at PK Park. The Eugene Emeralds held a fundraiser Monday night to raise money for breast cancer research. Dressing in pink and catching a game was only part of the fun. Fans had the opportunity to pick their price at the ticket window. Half of the … Continue reading »

Basics of Breast Cancer

(CNN) — Actress Angelina Jolie recently underwent a double mastectomy after learning she had a mutation in a gene that increases the risk of breast cancer. But only a small fraction of women develop breast cancer because of genetic miswiring. Most can take less drastic steps to help prevent the disease. About 5 percent or … Continue reading »

Mammogram Types Explained

(CNN) — Most experts say mammograms are the best way to catch breast cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control, regular mammograms are the best tools in early prevention and in some situations can detect cancer up to three years, before a lump can be felt. According to the CDC guidelines, women should have … Continue reading »

More Young Women with Breast Cancer

(CNN) — More women under age 40 are being diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The increase was seen in women ages 25 to 39 of all races and ethnicities, living in both rural and urban areas. The finding is alarming because … Continue reading »

Breast Cancer Healing Tree at Oakway

EUGENE, Ore. — Christmas colors are usually red, green, and maybe gold and silver, but what about pink? A decorated pine at the Oakway Center is bursting with pink bulbs and ribbons. It’s all put together by the Breast Cancer Warrior Foundation. The nonprofit’s goal is to make sure clinical trials are filled every year … Continue reading »

Woman Advocates for Cancer Screening

EUGENE, Ore. — October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and here’s a fact: 1 in 8 women will be affected by this disease in their lifetime. That includes Deena Pederson. She’s a mother of six who makes homemade meals, grows fresh vegetables, and homeschools her daughter. Every day is a whirlwind, but in 2010 it … Continue reading »

Women Get Free Breast Cancer Screenings

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 100 Lane County women received free breast cancer screenings, thanks to a $25,000 grant and a matching contribution from the Oregon Medical Group. The women benefiting from the program go through Cascade Health Solutions’ low-cost clinic for the uninsured, and then they’re referred to Oregon Medical Group for their mammogram. … Continue reading »

Rodeo Raises Money for Folks Affected By Breast Cancer

EUGENE, Ore. —  The 21st Annual Eugene Pro Rodeo closed out with a big event Saturday night. Saturday night was “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” night at the Rodeo. It started in 2005 and has been a tradition and strong effort to raise money for those affected by breast cancer locally. The event came about when a rodeo … Continue reading »

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