In the News: Genetic Testing and Prophylactic Surgery
We've all seen the news about Angelina Jolie's decision to undergo a prophylactic double mastectomy to reduce her chances of developing breast cancer. Click here for more information about genetic testing and this type of preventative action.
Komen Maine Invests Nearly $265,000 in Local Programs in 2013
The Maine Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has awarded eight grants to local breast cancer education screening and treatment programs. Every year, funds are disbursed around the state to help the citizens of Maine. To date, the Komen Maine Affiliate has invested over $3 million right here in Maine in community grants, education outreach and community organizing efforts..
Early Susan G. Komen for The Cure® research funding leads to new diagnostic tool for cancer’s spread
Leaders of Susan G. Komen for the Cure applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval today of a new diagnostic tool, called Lymphoseek®, that can more accurately determine whether breast cancer has spread to lymph nodes, helping to avoid overtreatment of women and men with the disease..