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US Study: Possible Breakthrough in Treating Breast Cancer

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A new U.S. study is giving doctors hope that they could one day find a cure for breast cancer — the number one cause of cancer deaths in women. The study published in the online journal Nature looks at the genetics of breast cancer. It finds that there are four major types of breast cancer […]

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Arrest Warrant Isssued for Head of French Breast Implant Firm

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of a now-defunct French breast implant company is being sought by authorities in Costa Rica for what are described as “life and death” offenses. Jean-Claude Mas is founder of Poly Implant Prothese , a firm that was shut down last year after the discovery it was using inexpensive industrial-grade silicone to manufacture its […]

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French Authorities to Issue Report on Breast Implants at Center of Health Scare

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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French health officials on Friday are expected to release the results of an inquiry into whether breast implants produced by a now defunct French company might cause cancer. Hundreds of thousands of the implants were used by women, most of them in South America and western Europe, for cosmetic surgery or to replace lost breast […]

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