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Komen Race for the Cure moving to Baltimore City for 2017

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will return to Baltimore City for its 25th anniversary this fall, a move welcomed by city leaders for the attention the event draws and the potential for millions in economic impact. The race will be one of the city's biggest with an expected 8,000 to 10,000...

  • Breast cancer survivor steps into Buffalo Grove dance studio to support cancer patients

    Breast cancer survivor steps into Buffalo Grove dance studio to support cancer patients

    Later this month, a Mount Prospect resident who overcame breast cancer will dance during an area fundraiser and try to show other women dealing with cancer that life can move forward after a diagnosis. Rochelle Schleser even trained for the occasion at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Buffalo Grove...

  • Topless with a purpose

    Topless with a purpose

    Comedian Tig Notaro did a stand-up routine recently on cable TV, and I couldn't help but notice something unusual about her performance. I mean, beside the fact that she was topless. She was helping me, and an entire audience, feel a little less uncomfortable about breast cancer. As a result, Notaro...

  • Defective 'breast cancer' genes aren't just dangerous for women

    Defective 'breast cancer' genes aren't just dangerous for women

    Joe Scholten's sister had already beaten breast cancer and was battling ovarian cancer when she tested positive for a genetic mutation linked to both. He responded by doing something unusual: He got tested, too. That's how the District of Columbia resident discovered that he also carried the defective...

  • Better treatment for breast cancer hasn't boosted the benefit of mammograms, study says

    Better treatment for breast cancer hasn't boosted the benefit of mammograms, study says

    The goal of cancer screening is to reduce the number of cancer deaths by finding tumors when they are still small and, presumably, easier to treat. But a new study finds that in the case of breast cancer, improvements in treatment have barely changed the benefit of using mammograms as a screening...

  • Nonprofit Champions Against Cancer works to help kids of cancer patients

    Nonprofit Champions Against Cancer works to help kids of cancer patients

    The 17-foot fishing and pleasure boat on display at a memorial service for John L. Champion spoke volumes about the man, who was so well-loved that friends decided to launch a Howard County nonprofit in his name. The Highland resident’s prized Boston Whaler served as a testament to his ability...

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