Tag Archives: Breast

Screening helps OSF HealthCare find women at risk for breast cancer

The counties surrounding OSF HealthCare, a not-for-profit Catholic health system with facilities in parts of Illinois and Michigan, have a high incidence of breast cancer, with 20 percent of diagnosed patients being younger than 50. In response, the delivery system is using genetic risk assessment software from CancerIQ to identify women with a genetic predisposition… Read More »

Medical News Today: Could gut bacteria drive the spread of breast cancer?

New research in mice has discovered that disrupting the gut microbiome may result in more aggressive breast cancer. One factor that may drive the spread of breast cancer is the population of gut bacteria. Although the outlook of people with breast cancer has improved dramatically in recent years, predicting and preventing the spread of cancer… Read More »