Breast Cancer Blog

Stay up-to-date on breast cancer risk assessment, research, and treatment on the Cristine Meredith Miele Breast Cancer Blog. We'll post important new developments to keep you informed.

2018 Parker Family Health Center Gala

The Cristine Meredith Miele Foundation is proud to partner with Parker Family Health Center. Our work with them is aimed at helping women within our own community in the early detection of breast cancer. We understand the importance of early detection, especially for women at high risk to a family history of the disease. We […]

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More Vitamin D = Less Chance of Breast Cancer

Most people have heard that vitamin D is an “essential” nutrient for the human body. Vitamin D is necessary for the body to absorb calcium and promote bone growth. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to heart disease, depression, weight gain, and has proven helpful in treating or preventing autism, autoimmune disease, various cancers, chronic […]

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New Engineered Antibody Calls T-Cells to Kill Cancer Cells

Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute in Florida and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health in Maryland recently announced they had engineered a new kind of antibody that attaches to cancer cells and then calls T cells to come and kill the cancer cells. This is one of […]

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New Pill May Act As Accurate Diagnostic Tool

Differentiating between malign and benign tumors is a difficult task, as is knowing if the cancer is a fast-progressing or slow-developing type. This can result in initial diagnoses that lead to patients being referred for further procedures that could be invasive, yet prove to be unnecessary. For instance, a cancer that is so slow growing […]

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Ultra-Processed Foods May Increase Cancer Risk

If you’ve ever tried to lose a few pounds, you know a big part of accomplishing that is eating “whole” foods versus “processed” foods. Eat real raspberries, not raspberry Pop Tarts. Eat plain oatmeal with raisins and walnuts, rather than Oatmeal Raisin Crisp cereal. Eat a grilled chicken breast, not reconstituted chicken “nuggets.” This is […]

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Directly Injecting a Tumor May Give It a Death Sentence

Some forms of cancer treatment have to attack the entire body to attack the cancer cells, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy, to name two. Radiation therapy is targeted, but it has serious side effects and risks. What if you could simply inject a tumor with two special ingredients and it would disappear, along with others of the […]

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Can Too Much Sugar Increase Your Breast Cancer Risk?

Americans and sugar, a love story. Sugar consumption in the U.S. continues to rise. Per capita, sugar consumption has now reached more than 100 lbs. Annually. That equals around 30 teaspoons a day. You read that right. OK, those numbers make dentists cringe, but they should make everyone cringe. Not only is all of that […]

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Salmon is Even More Slammin’ for Preventing Breast Cancer

Most people have heard that omega-3 fatty acids are good for them, and that eating foods rich in these fatty acids, foods such as salmon and trout, would be a wise alternative to the drive-thru window. But what about the effect of omega-3 acids on breast cancer? And what about weighing the different types of […]

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Cold and Flu Medicines Might Be Cancer Fighters, too

You start to get the runny nose and cough that signal a coming cold. So, you head to RiteAid and grab some cold and flu medicine, leery of its potential effectiveness. While such medicines may or may not help your cold, they may have a far greater value — preventing the growth of cancer cells. […]

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Using the Polio Virus to Kill Cancer Cells

In a novel approach to fighting cancer cells, researchers at Duke University have found that a modified poliovirus enables the body to use its resources to fight off cancer. The research was published recently in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The modified poliovirus, whose full name is recombinant oncolytic poliovirus (PVS-RIPO), has been in clinical […]

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