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[Healthline, December 10, 2015]   Many women with early-stage breast cancer opt for mastectomy over lumpectomy. New studies suggest that may not always be the best choice.
December 10, 2015
[KARE-TV, July 25, 2015]   The mammogram debate was reignited with the release of two studies this past week that said mammograms don't save as many lives as people think. Lisa Schneider , M.D., a breast imaging specialist with the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked about the issue with Rena Sarigianopoulos at KARE-TV.
July 25, 2015
[Healthline News, June 10, 2015]   In a potentially groundbreaking development, researchers from the University of Sheffield and University of Copenhagen have discovered an enzyme that damages bones before the arrival of breast cancer cells. The enzyme, Lysyl Oxidase (LOX), is released from the primary tumor.
June 10, 2015
[WCCO-AM, April 22, 2015]   A new report projects that breast cancer rates will increase substantially in the next 15 years. Dr. Michela Tsai , an oncologist with Minnesota Oncology at Abbott Northwestern Hospital , talked to WCCO Radio about that report and what it means.
April 22, 2015
[KARE-TV, March 28, 2015]   Each year 1.6 million women have breast biopsies. For one in ten, the results are unclear - leading many of the women to have unnecessary breast cancer surgery or treatments.
March 30, 2015
[WCCO-AM and KSTP-TV, January 01, 0001]   Cancer experts agreed with actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie's decision to have her ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed because she carries a genetic mutation BRCA1 that significantly increases the risk of ovarian cancer. In Minnesota, Michaela Tsai , MD, a breast cancer researcher and hematologist and oncologist with the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital , said surgery is the best way to prevent ovarian cancer.
March 26, 2015
[New York Times, March 18, 2015]   Breast biopsies are good at telling the difference between healthy tissue and cancer , but less reliable for identifying more subtle abnormalities, a new study finds. The new findings, reported Tuesday in JAMA, challenge the common belief that a biopsy is the gold standard and will resolve any questions that might arise from an unclear mammogram or ultrasound .
March 24, 2015
[KSTP TV & KMSP Fox 9, September 09, 2013]   A mammogram may be the most powerful tool in the battle against breast cancer, but many experts disagree on when to get the screening test. New study out of Harvard University says younger women can benefit from mammograms before the age of 50.
September 09, 2013
[WCCO-TV, May 14, 2013]   Actress, activist and philanthropist Angelina Jolie revealed in the New York Times she had a voluntary double mastectomy, and said her decision came after learning she had an 87 percent risk of getting cancer. The actress discovered she had the potentially deadly BRCA gene mutation after losing her mother to ovarian cancer in 2007.
May 15, 2013
[KMSP Fox 9 News, January 11, 2013]   Win or lose Saturday, Miss America contestant Allyn Rose plans to undergo a double mastectomy after the pageant as a preventive measure to reduce her chances of developing breast cancer, the disease that killed her mother, grandmother and great aunt. Allina Health genetic counselor Shari Baldinger at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute tells Fox 9 News it's a decision more women are making these days.
January 11, 2013