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The Latest Developments in Breast Cancer Research

The Latest Developments in Breast Cancer Research.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and in honor of that, we are highlighting some of the latest breakthroughs in the cancer research all thanks to the many donations made throughout the world.
Breast cancer is important because it affects so many and scientists are constantly doing research to cure this disease.
Studies are examining factors such as weight, diet, and exercise in relation to how they influence breast cancer.
Furthermore, explorations of gene variations are examined to figure out if there are certain people who are more likely to get the disease.
Tamoxifen and raloxifene are two drugs that have already been approved to help reduce the severity of breast cancer, but there is still unease about any side effects.
Some studies have examined dietary supplements such as vitamins B6 and B12, omega 3 fatty acids, folate, and grapeseed extract to help once someone has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
However, for those who have already been diagnosed, Oncoplastic surgery is a procedure that’s available while the cancer is still in its early stages.
However, the side effects of the surgery are that the sizes and/or the shape of the breast may be altered.
It is great seeing how donations are furthering the treatment for breast cancer. This article was originally published at the “Article” source noted above and distributed by The Tutu Project for informational purposes only.

Art Therapy Thursdays, Part 1: The Creative Block

Art Therapy Thursdays, Part 1: The Creative Block.
Have you ever tried to draw something and suddenly found yourself without inspiration?
If so, welcome to the club, and welcome to Sketchbook Skool’s Art Therapy Thursdays.
In the first of this new video series, Sketchbook Skool co-founder Koosje Koene admits that she has a problem: She’s in a creative rut.
Being a creative person, she’s tackling this problem in a creative way–by interviewing other artists, as well as writers and musicians, about how they’ve gotten over their artistic blocks.
In this video, you’ll meet someone close to Koosje’s heart–her husband Pascal, a musician; click here to listen to songs by his group Dirtroadmusicband!
(Fun SBS trivia: Some of the footage of Pascal’s band was filmed by Brian Leahy of Sparkling Eye Productions, a regular videographer for Sketchbook Skool’s European shoots.)
How did you deal with it?
Leave your answers in the comments below; Koosje, and the rest of us, could use them!
Koosje Koene is the co-founder of Sketchbook Skool, creator of Draw Tip Tuesday and her food illustration course Draw It Like It’s Hot, and a featured teacher in many other Sketchbook Skool kourses. This article was originally published at the “Article” source noted above and distributed by The Tutu Project for informational purposes only.

Breast Cancer Stole My Sister: What I Want Us All To Remember

Breast Cancer Stole My Sister: What I Want Us All To Remember.
I’ve known loss in a personal way and because of that, I wake up each day to the reminder of just how short life is.
My sister died from metastatic breast cancer nine months ago.
And this beautiful fall month of October brings with it bittersweet memories as I am faced with the signs and slogans of breast cancer awareness facts staring me in the face everywhere I go.
I’m signed up to run in a 5k for breast cancer research at the end of this month.
I’d rather not feel an ache in my heart every time I see a tweet of a bald Shannen Doherty fighting her own breast cancer battle.
My sister also left us all behind.
Life comes and goes.
If I listen to the voice of grief, I will miss out on the living part of life.
I can hear her now telling me to put on my big girl panties and get over it cause there’s a whole lot of women out there who need to be reminded of what they’re fighting for. This article was originally published at the “Article” source noted above and distributed by The Tutu Project for informational purposes only.

Austin woman diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer after birth of second child

Austin woman diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer after birth of second child.
Austin mother living 6 years with metastatic breast cancer (Photo: CBS Austin) Most parents cherish moments like watching their children play outside or learn to read.
But for Christina Duhon, those moments are on borrowed time.
The news was received right after Duhon delivered her second child.
Most metastatic breast cancer patients live just 2 to 3 years.
“That’s just devastating when you have a newborn and you’re like ‘I’m not even going to see this guy go to school or even walk and talk,’” Duhon said.
But numbers have not defined Duhon’s life.
“I’m in uncharted territory,” she said.
She is now going on 6 years living with metastatic breast cancer.
For now she’s counting her blessings, instead of counting the days. This article was originally published at the “Article” source noted above and distributed by The Tutu Project for informational purposes only.

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Finding Hope While Facing an Incurable Disease

Finding Hope While Facing an Incurable Disease.
Beth Fairchild, 36 and a mother of two, says she was in the prime of her life when she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer two years ago.
Through Pfizer’s Breast Cancer: A Story Half Told initiative, she is joining other women in sharing her story and telling people what it’s like to live with metastatic disease, the most advanced form of breast cancer.
“To me, staying positive was a quality-of-life issue.
Is it going to help me live longer?
Probably not.
But am I going to have however long I have left happy and bright?
Absolutely.” Learn more about Beth’s journey here. This article was originally published at the “Article” source noted above and distributed by The Tutu Project for informational purposes only.

Residents from care home in Little Somerford produce exhibition with work made in art therapy

Residents from care home in Little Somerford produce exhibition with work made in art therapy.
Norma Doveton at her portrait exhibition at Malmesbury Town Hall THE product of art therapy at a care home in Little Somerford has been turned into a truly unique exhibition.
Residents at Hill House Residential Home have been taking part in art classes, courtesy of the home’s owner and art therapist, Norma Doveton.
Some of their work, along with some portraits Norma has painted of residents, is now on display at Malmesbury Town Hall.
“I think when you give up your home and go to live in one room in home, activities are very important to you,” she said.
“It’s something you can sit round the table and do while enjoying the company of other people.
“We’ve done art therapy with some people who have had strokes so can only had their left hand or who haven’t drawn since school.
“Art is important for everyone.
One of the residents at the home, Marjorie Fraiser said the art classes have made her feel “alive”.
“If you connect with art it makes you feel alive.” Another resident, John Adams said: “Doing art makes me feel I have done something. This article was originally published at the “Article” source noted above and distributed by The Tutu Project for informational purposes only.

Tom Ferry – Your Coach Supports Breast Cancer Research

Tom Ferry – Your Coach Supports Breast Cancer Research.
Tom Ferry – Your Coach is proud to support breast cancer research and honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
During Success Summit, a t-shirt drive was held to raise money for breast cancer research.
We are pleased to announce our donations totaled $84,000, which will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and UC Irvine Health.
UC Irvine Health, a facility that is home to one of only 47 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States, received a $20,000 donation.
Under the leadership of Dr. Alice Police and the Pacific Breast Care Center team, UC Irvine Health has researched and created new innovations to help treat those with breast cancer.
“Tom and Kathy Ferry’s philanthropic support means so much to my program” said Dr. Alice Police, Breast Surgical Oncologist at UCI Health.
“With their gift, my team can continue research that will have a direct impact on patient care, and improving quality of life.” The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), the world’s largest private funder of breast cancer research, and the highest-rated breast cancer organization in the U.S. received a $64,000 donation.
“We are grateful for supporters like Tom and Kathy Ferry who fuel our mission to fund critical research,” said Myra Biblowit, CEO and president of BCRF.
“Each year the generosity of partners brings us closer to achieving a future without breast cancer.” Check out this great video from Summit and thanks again for helping us support breast cancer research! This article was originally published at the “Article” source noted above and distributed by The Tutu Project for informational purposes only.

X-Rite Showcases Collector-Edition ColorMunki Display and ColorChecker Passport Photo to Support Breast Cancer Research Foundation at PhotoPlus

X-Rite Showcases Collector-Edition ColorMunki Display and ColorChecker Passport Photo to Support Breast Cancer Research Foundation at PhotoPlus.
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PDN PHOTOPLUS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & EXPO — X-Rite, Incorporated, the world leader in color management and measurement technologies (http://www.xritephoto.com/), showcases its ‘Calibrate & Capture For the Cure’ campaign with ColorMunki Display and ColorChecker Passport Photo limited ‘Pink’ collector-editions.
With each purchase X-Rite will donate 20% of product sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) (https://www.bcrfcure.org/) “Nearly everyone has been touched by breast cancer, and we are proud to leverage the ColorMunki and ColorChecker brands in our creative communities to help find a cure.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a tremendous organization dedicated to the support of doctors and researchers worldwide, and we are proud to join them in the fight to eradicate this deadly disease,” states X-Rite Vice President of Product Marketing Chris Winczewski.
X-Rite also showcases essential color tools for unparalleled color accuracy, shoot to edit, with daily demos of the all-new i1 Filmmaker Kit.
The included X-Rite i1Display Pro which supports Rec-709, Rec-2020 and DCI-P3 is fully compatibility with Atomos monitor-recorders.
The bundle also includes ColorChecker Passport Video with integrated support of DaVinci-Resolve by Blackmagic Design, Color Finale from Color Grading Central, and 3D-LUT Creator.
The centerpiece of this year’s show is X-Rite’s continued partnership with BCRF and its ‘Calibrate & Capture For the Cure’ campaign with ColorMunki Display and ColorChecker Passport Photo limited ‘Pink’ collector-editions (http://www.xritephoto.com/cure) available for order at the show, online www.xritephoto.com, and select X-Rite resellers Unique, Hunts, Samy’s, and Adorama.
X-Rite Pantone offers a range of color management solutions for the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics and textiles industries: http://www.xritephoto.com/.
Contacts Corporate: X-Rite Matthew Chilton, 616-803-2100 MatthewChilton@XRite.com or Media: CJC Strategists Charlé-John Cafiero, 212-777-7654 XritePR@cjcstrategists.com This article was originally published at the “Article” source noted above and distributed by The Tutu Project for informational purposes only.

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With Free Getaways, She Helps Families Facing Breast Cancer Make Memories That Outlast Tragedy

Each year, L’Oréal Paris and Points of Light recognize, celebrate and support Women of Worth who make a beautiful difference in their communities.
After losing a friend to breast cancer, Sandra Gunn created Leslie’s Week to give free getaways to women facing stage 4 breast cancer, and their families.
Leslie’s Week provides donated vacation homes for one week to families with wives and mothers who are diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.
“This is a time for a family whose mother is slipping away to create memories that outlast cancer.” Stage 4 breast cancer is the final stage; there is no stage 5.
It is a profound experience to work with families to secure a week in their lives when they can relax, connect, and make memories that last a lifetime.” When she began in 2011, Gunn used her home in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee as the vacation destination for the women and their families.
“We want to gift as many families as we can, so we are always searching for additional vacation accommodations,” said Gunn.
Gunn works tirelessly to ensure that women and their families have all-inclusive vacations.
“It is the mother who gives life, and it is her children who sustain it after she is gone,” said Gunn.
That’s why, as an offshoot to the vacation experiences provided by Leslie’s Week, Gunn created an educational assistance fund to ensure the future of surviving children.
Show your support for Sandra Gunn by voting for her, and learn more about the other extraordinary L’Oréal Women of Worth honorees. This article was originally published at the “Article” source noted above and distributed by The Tutu Project for informational purposes only.

Day 17 #pathways2resilience ~ Uzma

Day 17 #pathways2resilience ~ Uzma.
Special Feature Edition: Pathways to Resilience: Embracing our Vulnerability, Celebrating our Resilience In today’s post for our month long feature #pathways2resilience, we are delighted and honoured to share Uzma Yunus’ blog post about the challenges of living with cancer and its effects.
Uzma is a mother, physician and psychiatrist whose writing resonates across the world: “Many survivors end up having clinical depression, anxiety and even post-traumatic stress disorder.
The battle with cancer continues for a survivor despite cancer being gone from their bodies.
The fear of cancer lingers over most survivors and then about thirty percent like me have to deal with recurrence and start of the treatments all over again.
For us with metastatic breast cancer, it is never over at all.
Our fears just get bigger and scarier.”
#panningforgold #pathways2resilience #bcresiliencecentre #breastcancerawareness This article was originally published at the “Article” source noted above and distributed by The Tutu Project for informational purposes only.

Collaboration Breaks Down Walls and Moves Ideas Forward

Science News Collaboration across scientific disciplines and institutions is critical to advancing breast cancer research to benefit patients living with the disease.
BCRF promotes collaboration among its researchers, and just as these collaborations move the field forward, so do BCRF’s partnerships and collaborations with other nonprofit organizations and industry partners.
Breast cancer nonprofits, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, advocates and advocate organizations are committed to working together in the Alliance with three overarching goals: 1. advance research for metastatic breast cancer 2. increase support service for patients living with MBC 3. increase awareness of MBC.
Sharing Ideas That Build Best Practices and Enhance BCRF’s Impact The Health Research Alliance (HRA) is a coalition of nonprofit, non-governmental funders of biomedical research that fosters collaboration across the funding community to advance research and improve outcomes for patients of a variety of chronic or fatal diseases from Alzheimer’s to autism to heart disease, diabetes, epilepsy and many cancers.
Another crucial aspect of HRA is its ability to compile data on the grant programs of it member organization.
Over the three-year period, HRA members awarded 9,934 grants, totaling $2,712,418,254 in research and training support.
Grant funding increased by 26% between 2006 and 2008.
BCRF has partnered with the Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium (TBCRC), as part of the newly launched Drug Research Collaborative, to design and conduct innovative and high-impact clinical trials for breast cancer.
“[This program] will encourage more creative, academic-driven research and give more patients access to clinical trials.
BCRF’s partnerships with the MBC Alliance, HRA and health industry help advance our mission by fostering new and exciting innovations and ideas. This article was originally published at the “Article” source noted above and distributed by The Tutu Project for informational purposes only.

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