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Surviving breast cancer: Younger women face bigger hurdles

Breast cancer takes a daunting toll on all women, but it hits younger women especially hard, finds a new study from the Brown School. Women aged 18-44 with a history of breast cancer reported a lower health-related quality of life than older survivors, highlighting the impact of breast cancer on the physical and mental health of younger women.

Free e-book offers tips for reducing breast cancer risk at nearly any age​​​​​​​​​​​​​

A free e-book by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine provides practical, science-based advice for lowering breast cancer risk at every stage of life. “Together — Every Woman’s Guide to Preventing Breast Cancer” is written for a lay audience to help women improve their breast health and the breast health of their loved ones.

Breast cancer vaccine shows promise in small clinical trial

A breast cancer vaccine developed at the School of Medicine is safe in patients with metastatic breast cancer, results of an early clinical trial indicate. Preliminary evidence from the small clinical trial, led by William Gillanders, MD, also suggests that the vaccine primed the patients’ immune systems to attack tumor cells and helped slow the cancer’s progression.
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