Dr. James Holland and the Mouse Mammary Tumor Virus

Dr. James Holland and the Mouse Mammary Tumor Virus

In 1936, the geneticist and cancer biologist John Joseph Bittner discovered a milk agent in which female mice with breast cancer transmitted the disease to young, nursing mice. The milk agent was later called the mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV). Bittner first...
Biotech Companies Target Personalized Cancer Vaccines

Biotech Companies Target Personalized Cancer Vaccines

Cancer research has come a long way from the typical medication-based, surgical, chemotherapy, or radiation type of treatments. Today immunotherapies are making a significant headway in battling breast cancer among other types of oncological diseases. Cancer vaccines...

The Dangers of Drinking: Alcohol May Cause Breast Cancer

By Vera Gruessner While Breast Cancer Awareness Month drew to a close, this does not make much of an impact on the thousands of women around the country that are living with breast cancer and continually endure chemotherapy, mastectomies, lumpectomies, and the many...

Cancer Doesn't Discriminate

Written by Vera Gruessner Cancer is an unbelievably devastating disease. It affects families, children, young adults, mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, and more. Cancer doesn’t discriminate. If you spend your life volunteering, being good to others,...