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Colorado Researcher Receives Komen Grant to Study Breast Cancer
A researcher at the Center for Women’s Health Research at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at Anschutz Medical Campus will receive a grant from Dallas-based Susan G. Komen to support her research focusing on obesity and breast cancer.
Early Detection and Effective Treatment Improves U.S. Breast Cancer Mortality Rate
With earlier detection and more effective treatments, U.S. breast cancer mortality rates declined by 39 percent from 1989 to 2015. This is an improvement of the 38 percent decline in mortality rate from 1989 to 2014.
First Drug Approved to Treat BRCA-Mutated Metastatic Breast Cancer
In January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Lynparza to treat metastatic breast cancer patients whose tumors have a specific inherited genetic mutation.
Komen Colorado CEO Speaks Out Against Non-Medical Switching
Susan G. Komen® Colorado CEO Dianne Primavera’s guest commentary “Stop Non-Medical Switching Now” recently appeared in the Broomfield Enterprise and Colorado Politics.
Komen Colorado Visits KOSI For Public Affairs Talk Show
Komen Colorado CEO Dianne Primavera and program manager Mary Coleman recently took to the airwaves to discuss some important breast health care issues. Primavera and Coleman joined KOSI 101.1 personality Murphy Huston for the half-hour discussion.
Research Spotlight: Is More Surgery Better?
There are troves of scientists, researchers and clinicians that dedicate their careers to the pursuit of finding better treatments and cures for cancer. Dr. Monica Morrow, a 2016 Brinker Awardee, joined the ranks of an esteemed group of scientists who have been recognized for advancing breast cancer research and medicine with the Brinker Awards for Scientific Distinction – the highest scientific honor awarded by Komen. Learn how Dr. Morrow proved she is More Than Pink™.
In a recent interview, Dr. Morrow was asked about how her research could help individuals facing breast cancer today and in years to come.