breast cancer http://kuow.org en How Being Ignored Helped A Woman Discover The Breast Cancer Gene http://kuow.org/post/how-being-ignored-helped-woman-discover-breast-cancer-gene Back in the 1970s, a geneticist named Mary-Claire King decided she needed to figure out why women in some families were much more likely to get breast cancer.<p>It took 17 years for King and her colleague to identify the single gene that could cause both breast and ovarian cancer. During that time, many people discounted her work, saying that genes couldn't cause complex diseases like cancer. She proved them wrong by mapping the location of the gene she named BRCA1. In 1994, after an international "race" of four years among competing laboratories, the BRCA1 gene was successfully cloned. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:01:00 +0000 editor 31426 at http://kuow.org How Being Ignored Helped A Woman Discover The Breast Cancer Gene Stop Getting Mammograms? Not So Fast! http://kuow.org/post/stop-getting-mammograms-not-so-fast <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Dr. Julie Gralow, medical oncologist at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, about a new study on mammograms. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:35:14 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 28749 at http://kuow.org Stop Getting Mammograms? Not So Fast! Yoga May Help Overcome Fatigue After Breast Cancer http://kuow.org/post/yoga-may-help-overcome-fatigue-after-breast-cancer Exercise helps recovery after cancer treatment, but fatigue can make working out hard. Yoga can help reduce fatigue for breast cancer survivors, a study finds. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:45:00 +0000 editor 27838 at http://kuow.org Yoga May Help Overcome Fatigue After Breast Cancer 'Mommy Has Something Called Cancer': Stories Of Bad News http://kuow.org/post/mommy-has-something-called-cancer-stories-bad-news <p>If you've ever had to share bad news with the people you love, <a href="https://soundcloud.com/ericdrachman/mic-ike-state-of-overwhelm">this short piece</a> about breast cancer should resonate. It manages to wring precious humor from a bad situation. The piece, produced by Albert Dayan &amp; Eric Drachman, won second place in <a href="http://events.kcrw.com/event/2013/08/17/kcrws-first-annual-24-hour-radio-race">KCRW's 24-Hour Radio Race</a>, in which contestants had 24 hours to write, record, and edit a non-fiction radio story.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:00:31 +0000 Joshua McNichols 23770 at http://kuow.org Fighting Breast Cancer: To Pink Or Not To Pink? http://kuow.org/post/fighting-breast-cancer-pink-or-not-pink-0 <p>It's October: the month of Halloween, fall weather and pink. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and its symbol is the pink ribbon.</p><p>Susan G. Komen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for the Cure is one of the largest breast cancer charities in the world. It partners with corporations to brand pink ribbon product lines for the month of October: pink&nbsp;Purina pet food, pink&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Y</span>oplait<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> yogurt and pink buckets of K</span>entucky<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Fried Chicken, to name a few. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But critics say the branding benefits companies more than charity. Steve Scher talks with Dr. Samantha King, director of Queen's University school of </span><span class="st">kinesiology </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">and health studies and the author of "Pink Ribbons, Inc: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philan</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">thropy." </span> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 21:05:32 +0000 Steve Scher, David Hyde & Hannah Burn 21533 at http://kuow.org Fighting Breast Cancer: To Pink Or Not To Pink? Who Should Get A Genetic Test For Breast Cancer? http://kuow.org/post/who-should-get-genetic-test-breast-cancer <p><em>Correction 5/15/2013: A previous version on this story stated that Jolie had a one in 87 chance of getting breast cancer when in fact she had an 87 percent chance.</em></p><p>Now, the public knows about Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy. She <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/opinion/my-medical-choice.html">wrote</a> in the New York Times that, thanks to genetic testing, she believed there was an 87 percent chance she’d get breast cancer, so she went for it.</p><p>Tuesday, Dr. Julie Gralow, director of breast medical oncology at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.seattlecca.org/">Seattle Cancer Care Alliance</a>&nbsp;spoke with KUOW's Sara Lerner. &nbsp;Dr. Gralow says, “The majority of breast cancer in the United States is not gene-mutation cancer.” Wed, 15 May 2013 16:55:48 +0000 Sara Lerner 13101 at http://kuow.org Seattle Theater Artist Andrea Allen Dies Of Cancer http://kuow.org/post/seattle-theater-artist-andrea-allen-dies-cancer <p></p><p>Andrea Allen was a force to be reckoned with. For more than two decades she ran Seattle Repertory Theatre's Education Program, but her passion for theater and for kids transcended the Rep. Allen shared her expertise with other Seattle arts groups. She was involved with teen writing programs.&nbsp; And she was involved in arts advocacy at the state level, as a leader of Arts Ed Washington.</p><p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:46:41 +0000 Marcie Sillman 3645 at http://kuow.org