- Breast Cancer
After seeing seven sisters battle cancer, woman takes proactive approach
Because of her family history, Regina Waksmonski was always conscientious about her annual mammograms and breast exams.
From digital images to self-exams, doctors make use of it all in finding breast cancer
Mammograms are best known as a tool for screening and early diagnosis of breast cancer, but they are part of an arsenal of imaging technologies used throughout the diagnosis treatment and therapy processes.
Screenings available in Indiana, Somerset
Women in Indiana and Somerset counties don’t have to travel far for breast cancer screenings or treatment.
Both Somerset Hospital and Indiana Regional Medical Center introduced digital mammography last year, enhancing the cancer programs already in place.
Challenges remain for radiation therapy
The challenge with radiation therapy is the same as it was when X-rays were first pointed at a tumor nearly a century ago.
Chemo isn’t only weapon in battle against breast cancer
Chemotherapy is no longer the only option for controlling the spread of breast cancer.
Medical oncologists in Johnstown, Windber and Somerset have a battery of weapons to target individual types of cancer.
Tissue bank, genome work put WRI on cutting edge
Windber Research Institute’s reputation as a world class breast cancer program and tissue banking facility has paved the way for expansions into new areas of study.
Windber Research Institute connecting with community
Windber Research Institute is expanding its community-based programs, at the same time it is offering new opportunities for the community to support its breast cancer research and other programs.
Local couple's breast cancer research making impact
Windber Research Institute scientists are working on studies that illustrate Windber’s commitment to translational medicine, defined as bringing advances from the lab bench to the bedside.
‘We have all survived’: Cessna family copes with multiple diagnoses of breast cancer
When her daughter called last spring, it was bad news that Belva K. Mock hoped she would never receive again.
‘It has a special place in my heart’: Physician assistant leaves military hospital and joins breast cancer fight
After working for 10 years at premier military hospitals in major metropolitan areas, Heather Johnston is embracing the different world she has found as a physician assistant at Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center in Windber.
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