Celebrity influence on breast cancer screening

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Angelina Jolie received widespread media attention in 2013 when she told the public that she’d tested positive for BRCA1, a gene associated with an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancers, and subsequently had a double mastectomy. Now research shows that this publicity...

Life-saving breast cancer drugs going untaken in Appalachia

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Nearly a third of breast cancer survivors in Appalachia are not taking the critical, potentially life-saving follow-up treatment — despite having insurance that would pay for it, a troubling new study has found. Researchers cross-examined cancer registries with Medicare...

State regulations linked to late cancer diagnoses

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States’ regulations of health insurance and practitioners significantly influence when patients receive colorectal or breast cancer diagnoses, especially among people younger than the Medicare-eligible age of 65, according to a new study by researchers at Georgia State...