Every Name Is The Title Of Another Story: Tell Us Yours

Dedicated to Loucinda Sullivan There are chat rooms.  There are forums.  There are blogs galore.  But there’s no place where women can tell their stories about breast cancer.  Occasionally, a survivor writes a book about her experience with breast cancer.  More...

Precision Prevention

Dedicated to the women of La La Land, a “Beauty Room” in Madison, New Jersey Journalists are followers:  they follow leads.   Those who we often think of as leaders are often follower too:  they follow polls, trends, opinions, statistics.  True leaders are...

Breast Cancer Virus: The Key To Infection

Dedicated to Beth Stewart The breast cancer virus originated in mice.   As early as 1908, it was found to cause breast cancer in some but not all strains.  The strains of mice that develop breast cancer following infection with the virus, MMTV (mouse mammary tumor...

Another Virus Linked To Breast Cancer

Dedicated to Sylvia Logan It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single hypothesis in possession of good data must be in want of its day. Another virus has been linked to breast cancer.  This newly identified virus causes leukemia in cattle.  On September 2,...

The Dysfunctional Genome

Dedicated to Mary Katherine Griffin All normal breast cells are alike; every cancer cell is abnormal in its own way. This week’s issue of Science features a review of the innumerable mutations recently discovered in cancer cells.  For enthusiasts of precision...