Tag - breast cancer

Support groups aid patients in cancer care

Breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer… three of the more common cancers diagnosed in the country. But even with all of those patients living in America, it would be tough to find people who aren’t feeling alone in the fight for their life. That’s why support groups and the help they offer can...

Put on the pink to raise awareness about breast cancer

Pink… it’s a color your see plenty of around campus during the month of October. Starting Friday, Augusta University faculty, staff and students are encouraged to wear pink to recognize the men and women diagnosed with breast cancer. You can show off the power of pink during each Friday this month...

Get your official t-shirt for the Pink Pumpkin Party

The official t-shirt for the Georgia Cancer Center’s Pink Pumpkin Party is now available to order. The shirt comes in pink, the color of breast cancer awareness, with the Augusta University shield and the Georgia Cancer Center’s logo on the sleeve. You can buy a shirt for $12. There are sizes Small...

Manmade peptides reduce breast cancer’s spread

Manmade peptides that directly disrupt the inner workings of a gene known to support cancer’s spread significantly reduce metastasis in a mouse model of breast cancer, scientists say. The WASF3 gene helps cancer become mobile and invasive. Manmade peptides that can come between the WASF3 protein...

Spread of breast cancer reduced by targeting acid metabolite

It’s a metabolite found in essentially all our cells that, like so many things, cancer overexpresses. Now scientists have shown that when they inhibit 20-HETE, it reduces both the size of a breast cancer tumor and its ability to spread to the lungs. “The drug is reducing the ability of cancer cells...

One man’s mission to offer help to male cancer patients

A male breast cancer survivor wants to make sure his fellow men have access to the treatment options needed to win their own fight against cancer. Cecil Herrin joined leaders from the Georgia Cancer Center Thursday to donate $52,134.15 raised during the second annual Cecil Herrin’s Men’s Breast and...

Cancer survivors celebrate life with lunch and fellowship

The beginning of their story may be different, but for more than 70 people attending the Georgia Cancer Center’s Cancer Survivor Luncheon, the ending is the same: victory over cancer. They are just a few of the 15.5 million cancer survivors across the country celebrating the end of chemotherapy...

A boutique helping women feel like themselves again

The week of May 14-20 was National Women’s Health Week and a pair of TV stations spent time in a store inside the Georgia Cancer Center learning how the store helps women feel like good about themselves when they’re going through cancer treatment. Christie Ethridge and Derrikia Young interviewed...

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