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Medical Frontiers: Breast Cancer

Dr. Pifer was joined in the NewsRadio1020 KDKA Studio for Medical Frontiers by Dr. Kathleen Erb, Dr. Bill Poller and Dr. Larry Wickerham.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/01/2012

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Obesity Linked To Higher Chance Of Breast Cancer Recurrence

A new study shows that breast cancer patients who are obese or even just overweight may be more likely to have the disease come back, even if they have the best treatment.

08/27/2012

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Study: Radiation Could Benefit Certain Group Of Breast Cancer Patients

A new study is raising questions about the medical treatment for older women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. Joan Safir, 76, was diagnosed with breast cancer last year.

08/13/2012

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Some Diseases Starting To Strike Younger Patients

When you hear things like stroke, Alzheimer’s and gout, you usually think of those as affecting older people. However, there’s a list of diseases out there that are hitting people younger and younger.

07/06/2012

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Planned Parenthood Controversy A Challenge For Race For The Cure

In a little over a month, Pittsburgh has its 20th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. “People are still very angry and I think we’ve lost trust,” admits Pittsburgh affiliate executive director Kathy Purcell.

03/28/2012

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FDA Revokes Approval Of Breast Cancer Drug Avastin

Avastin for breast cancer is out. The FDA says the drug should no longer be used for breast cancer because there’s no proof it extends patients’ lives – and it causes dangerous side effects.

11/18/2011

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AGH Clinical Trial Explores Alternative To Mastectomy

A woman whose breast cancer came back after she beat it looked to an alternative to fight the recurring cancer instead of a mastectomy.

10/14/2011

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Medical Frontiers: Breast Cancer

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Medical Frontiers hosts Dr. William Poller, director of breast imaging for West Penn Allegheny Health System, and Kathy Purcell, executive director of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Pittsburgh affiliate.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/10/2011

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Test Helps Tailor Cancer Treatment

A year ago, a mammogram detected breast cancer. Because of Barbara Pander’s sister’s experience with the illness, she expected the worst.

10/05/2011

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Medical Frontiers: Breast Cancer 8-29-11

Dr. Phifer is joined by Dr. Erb and Dr. Trombetta. They discuss breast cancer, how to care for it and do your best to catch it early.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/30/2011

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FDA Panel Votes Against Breast Cancer Drug

Five randomized controlled trials of 3,500 patients showed no significant improvement in overall survival or quality of life. There’s also an increased risk of ruptured intestines, bleeding and death.

06/30/2011

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Blood Test Could Help Doctors Treat Cancer

WASHINGTON D.C. (KDKA) — A simple blood test could help doctors decide the best way to treat breast cancer patients. Researchers at Georgetown found that measuring the number of tumor cells in the blood can […]

05/19/2011

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Race For The Cure Draws Thousands

While today is Mother’s Day, it’s also a day to get out and race for the cure. Earlier this week, Pittsburgh City Council declared today as “Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure Day.”

05/08/2011

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Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure

Join NewsRadio 1020 KDKA Traffic Reporter Bonny Diver for the Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8th at Schenley Park in Oakland.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/29/2011

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Lymph Node Removal Not Needed for Breast Cancer Patients

Researchers say they’ve made a big breakthrough in finding the approach to early-stage breast cancer. A new study finds extensive removal of lymph nodes is not necessarily the way to go. Visit: WebMD’s story on […]

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/09/2011

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