Shelley White-Means, Ph.D., a professor of health economics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is the principal investigator of a paper published this month in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that found breast cancer support groups play a major role in helping underserved African-American women at risk for or diagnosed with… Read More
In the Media Tag: breast cancer
A woman’s risk of dying from breast cancer can be reduced with a low-fat diet that is high in fruits and vegetables, according to a new national study that included research participants in Memphis. Doctors at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) joined researchers nationwide in following almost 50,000 postmenopausal women for close… Read More
UNION CITY, Ga. — When Felicia Mahone was 27, she felt her breast and found a mass. Breast cancer had killed nearly all the women in her family — her mother, two aunts and two cousins. Her doctor, though, downplayed the lump, assuring her everything would be all right. For months, Mahone resumed her busy… Read More
A recent study has determined Shelby County has the medical capacity for all women to receive their yearly mammogram. Now, the question remains, with some of the highest breast cancer mortality rates in the country, why aren’t they? Although white women are diagnosed with breast cancer more often, black women in the Memphis area are… Read More
Clinical researchers at West Cancer Center and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) believe they may be close to a breakthrough in determining not only the factors that increase the risk of a particular type of breast cancer, but also developing alternative therapies.
A professor at the University of Tennessee has been given a grant to continue to study the development of drugs to fight the late stages of breast cancer. Murali Yallapu, an assistant professor in the college of pharmacy at UT, got a $439,818 grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his research.
With so much research and so many clinical trials being conducted around breast cancer, you may wonder why there still is no overall cure for the disease. The reason is simple. “We cannot treat cancer as one disease, because unfortunately it’s not. Within breast cancer there are many different subtypes, and they all have different… Read More
Meiyun Fan, MD, PhD, has received a $100,o00 grant from the National Cancer Institute to study a recurrent form of breast cancer.