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Know Your Girls: Breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 16 shares her story to help Black women save their own lives

Know Your Girls is committed to educating Black women about breast cancer. As part of their campaign to educate and inform Black women about their cancer risks, they connected TheGrio with Nikia Hammonds-Blakely, a survivor who was diagnosed at 16 years old. “I was in the shower one morning getting ready for school and I felt the… Read More »

Prostate cancer breakthrough: New treatment to ‘seek and destroy’ tumours could avoid chemotherapy

Prostate cancer breakthrough: New treatment to ‘seek and destroy’ tumours could extend lives of thousands of patients Breakthrough PSMA radiotherapy treatment is now privately available in the UK  American Society of Clinical Oncology experts said treatment provides hope  Considered the most promising new treatment for prostate cancer in 15 years, it could benefit at least… Read More »

MIT: AI platform beats existing models at predicting cancer risk

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT found a deep learning artificial intelligence platform had a high success rate in detecting breast cancer risk. WHY IT MATTERS The model retrospectively identified women at high risk of developing breast cancer from nearly 90,000 prior consecutive screening mammograms taken at Massachusetts General Hospital… Read More »