A mutation on either BRCA 1 or 2 means the risk of both cancers is much higher: 45 to 65 percent by age 70 for breast cancer, and 10 to 39 percent by age 70 for ovarian cancer.
Breast cancer pays no heed to socio-economics, race, or age. Grobmyer and Eng are collaborating with investigators at Hebrew University to develop new treatments using nanotechnology to deliver antibiotics directly to the bacterial community in breast cancer.
In India, over 150,000 women are newly diagnosed with breast cancer every year; a staggering number that has overtaken cervical cancer to become the most common cancer affecting women.
That could be particularly beneficial to BRCA mutation carriers, who are also at increased risk of ovarian cancer.
Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka will wear pink boots to help raise awareness for breast cancer.
Khondowe who is also a cancer survivor herself further stated that she had established a 'Hope for cancer foundation that will intensify cancer awareness and advocacy for complete treatment.More news: American Wins Chicago Marathon, First Time Since 2002
And while Caucasian women and African-American women are afflicted with breast cancer at roughly the same rate, the death rate for African-American women is substantially higher, about 42 percent more, according to the American Cancer Society.
The test, on blood or saliva, looks at 18 genetic variants known to affect the chances of getting breast cancer. Proceeds from the event back the center's patient resource program. Participating in the awareness drive, actor and breast cancer survivor Gautami Tadimalla said that courage and self-confidence is the key to fight and conquer breast cancer. Some are fighting against it.
The money from the campaign will be donated to six cancer centres as well as help 50 people suffering from the disease.
The Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) test will initially be available for patients having tests at St Mary's Hospital and Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester for BRCA1 and 2 gene mutations, with a family history of breast cancer.
So now when you see pink, think of ways to beat breast cancer once and for all.