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.

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Mammograms Save Lives

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.

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Thank You, Fuel Fitness!

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 […]

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CMMF Backs Parker Family Health Center

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, […]

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Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy in Her Words

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 […]

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Cancer Genomics Landscape

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.

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Mapping the Human Genome

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 […]

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Is the Cure Inside You?

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 […]

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New Drug Testing for Multiple Cancers

Through new drug testing, scientists hope to use a certain protein to block the growth of multiple cancers, regardless of origin. The research centers around a protein called P53 that essentially tells a normal, healthy cell to die if its DNA is too badly damaged. Cancer cells block this protein, allowing for the replication of […]

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New Study About Breast Cancer Drug Tamoxifen

A new study reported by the New York Times has found that breast cancer patients who take the drug Tamoxifen for 10 years rather than the standard five lessen their chances of recurrence of the disease and death. Tamoxifen is a drug that has been prescribed to cancer patients to block the effects of the […]

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Tula the Boutique Fundraiser

Tula the Boutique at the Grove West will be donating a portion of all sales tomorrow, March 16th, to the Cristine Meredith Miele Foundation. They are also hosting a Nicole Miller trunk show to give you even more of a reason to stop by. Angela and Sarah have worked hard to make sure it will […]

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