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Aspen, Denver Susan G. Komen affiliates merge

Aspen, Denver Susan G. Komen affiliates merge

Denver metropolitan affiliate and Aspen affiliate, two Colorado-based affiliates of Susan G. Komen have agreed to merge, representatives said in a news release this week. The two affiliates, each with strong reputations as local resources and one of the largest medical grant-making organizations in their service area, are merging to ensure continued Komen presence to… Continue Reading Aspen, Denver Susan G. Komen affiliates merge

FDA revokes approval of Avastin for breast cancer

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The Food and Drug Administration has declared the blockbuster drug Avastin should no longer be used in breast cancer patients because there’s no proof it extends their lives — and it is causing dangerous side effects. Friday’s ruling was long expected, but is sure to disappoint women who say they’ve run out of other options.… Continue Reading FDA revokes approval of Avastin for breast cancer

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Even though the government has backed away from a recommendation issued earlier this week that women should postpone mammograms until age 50, local hospitals say they don’t intend to change their policies, which is generally to begin screening at age 40. Continue Reading Mammography advice appears to be benign

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