Those of you who follow what we do here at CMMF know that we are big believers that genetic research is paving the way for better cancer fighting options. It turns out that we aren’t the only ones who feel that way! On Monday, Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche announced that they will soon solidify a […]
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This article has been republished from Surgical Products Magazine The breast cancer therapeutics pipeline boasts a high degree of innovation in first-in-class molecules, with many new technologies holding the potential to transform the clinical and commercial treatment landscape over the coming decade, says business intelligence provider GBI Research. The company’s latest report states that breast […]
A recent study conducted at the University of Cambridge found mutations in a third gene (PALB2) may raise the risk of the breast cancer in women almost as much as mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the study found a woman with a PALB2 mutation has a 35 […]
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal emphasizes the importance of mammograms for the detection of breast cancer. The article addresses the importance that women have access to affordable screenings. Click here to read the full article.
Our deepest thanks to Jennifer Kane and Fuel Fitness of Fair Haven, NJ. In October, 2013, a number of classes were held at Fuel Fitness to benefit our Foundation. Through her efforts, Jennifer raised over $1,000 for CMMF. We are deeply grateful. Thank you for keeping the memory and mission of Crissy alive! Click here […]
The Parker Family Health Center officially announces its partnership with the Cristine Meredith Miele Foundation to increase efforts in early detection and breast cancer prevention. Since 2010, CMMF has worked to raise money for cancer research projects in honor of Cristine Miele. The foundation is dedicated to continuing support for local efforts where it can, […]
Angelina Jolie recently made headlines after making the brave choice to undergo a preventative double mastectomy. She watched her mother fight breast cancer for nearly a decade before succumbing to the disease; therefore, she decided to receive BRCA testing. When she learned she carried the “faulty BRCA1”, she chose to be proactive against the disease […]
Scientists are discovering more similarities among cancers originating in different bodily organs. Findings such as these further the idea that cancers and their subsequent treatments will be classified by a “genetic fingerprint” rather than their place of origin. Read the full New York Times article.
Cancer centers are investing a lot of money in the technology of human genome sequencing. These analyses could serve to further “precision medicine”, by which the prevention and treatment of disease, cancer included, is based on a person’s unique genetic makeup. This type of testing is still very expensive, and the drawback is mapping for […]
One man’s brave and selfless final act could impact cancer research world wide. When Dr. Ralph Steinman was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2007, a disease which kills 80 percent of its victims within the first year of diagnosis, he used his scientific background to try everything to beat his cancer. Read the full New […]