Breast cancer

Breast cancer

The new genetic therapies: the case of herceptin for breast cancer

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Sharon Batt
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines the challenge of genetics in relation to breast cancer. Introduces a new treatment protocol for breast cancer, herceptin or trastuzumab. Looks at its challenges, including its high price.

ISBN/ISSN: 
NNEWH NRGT.G46 2000
Notes: 
Chapter in "The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health." Includes bibliographical references.

Genetic testing, citizenship and subjectivity: implications for women and health

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jessica Polzer
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Raises questions about the political underpinnings and personal implications of genetic testing for breast cancer risk.

ISBN/ISSN: 
NNEWH NRGT.G46 2000
Notes: 
Chapter in "The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health." Includes bibliographical references.

Risk, biotechnology and political rationality: lessons from women's accounts of breast cancer risks

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Women's Health New Genetics (WHNG)
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Online
Author: 
Ann Robertson
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Analyzes how women make sense of their personal risks for breast cancer, and how they feel about their ability to exert control over the disease, as individuals or as members of a group.

ISBN/ISSN: 
NNEWH NRGT.G46 2000
Notes: 
Chapter in "The Gender of Genetic Futures: The Canadian Biotechnology Strategy, Women and Health." Includes bibliographical references.

Rethink Breast Cancer

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research
Advocacy

Forms a charity fighting breast cancer and expanding support for the cause through innovative breast cancer research and awareness.

Primary Telephone: 
(416) 920-0980
Email Address: 
hello@rethinkbreastcancer.com
Fax Number: 
(416) 920-5798
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-866-RETHINK
Street Address: 
296 Richmond Street West Suite 301
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5V 1X2

Cancers: actions I can take to reduce my risks of developing cancer (Inuktitut)

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Inuktitut
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Online
Author: 
Aluki Rojas
Publisher: 
Pauktuutit Inuit Women's Association
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Describes breast cancer, cervical cancer, and lung cancer, in Inuktitut. Discusses causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment of the three cancers listed above.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1894396383

Meeting psychosocial needs of women with breast cancer

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Maria Hewitt (ed.)
Roger Herdman (ed.)
Jimmie Holland (ed.)
Publisher: 
National Academies Press
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Outlines the status of psychosocial interventions in general for women with breast cancer, and suggests directions for research, delivey, and policy that may be appropriate to other sites of cancer as well as breast cancer.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 0309091292

Early breast cancer detection can make all the difference!

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Kalpana Das
Nancy Williams
Publisher: 
ACCÉSSS (Alliance des communautés culturelles pour l'égalité dans la santé et les services sociaux)
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

Discusses early detection of breast cancer, and details the three methods of detection: mammograms, clinical breast examination and breast self-examination (BSE). Explains the provincial (Quebec) detection program.

Coming out about lesbians and breast cancer

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English
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Online
Author: 
The Lesbians and Breast Cancer Project
Publisher: 
Lesbians and Breast Cancer Project
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ontario

Documents the experiences of lesbians and bisexual women with breast cancer. Discusses some of the specific psychosocial issues that shape the experiences of these women with a particular focus on gaps in care.

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Cancer facts: what women can do

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Canadian Cancer Society
Publisher: 
Canadian Cancer Society
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Describes the most commonly diagnosed cancers in women, screening tests and how to reduce the risk of cancer.

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A woman's guide to breast assessment

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Donna Vines
Dawn Cleland
Gale Turnbull
Lynn Chappell
Triena Huneault
Cornelia Marko
Publisher: 
Ontario Breast Screening Program
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides information on breast cancer screening tests and suggestions on how to cope while waiting for test results. Includes a glossary of relevant medical terms.

Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.
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