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No Excuses Breast Cancer Screening & Bra Fitting

Monday, October 24th & Saturday, October 29th

Anthony L. Jordan Health at 82 Holland Street is offering a professional bra fitting and you could receive a FREE bra

Routine breast cancer screening saves lives.

The mammogram only takes about 20 minutes.  You can make an appointment or call 585-487-3304 to find out if you qualify for a FREE mammogram.

Watch the video for more information.

City Of Rochester Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

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City of Rochester Motorist Advisory

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk to impact traffic downtown Sunday, October 16th.

The annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will take place at 10 a.m., Sunday, October 16, beginning at the Frontier Field VIP parking lot and will effect traffic Downtown.

The following streets will close or have local access only for about 2 hours beginning at 10 a.m. These streets will re-open as soon as possible after the walk passes through:

  • Morrie Silver Way – CLOSED – between Oak St. and N. Plymouth Ave.
  • Oak St. – CLOSED – between Erie St. and Morrie Silver Way
  • N. Plymouth Ave. – CLOSED – between Brown St. and Broad St.
  • State St. – Local Traffic Only – between Inner Loop bridges and Main St.
  • Exchange Blvd. – Local Traffic Only– between Main St. and Broad St.
  • Church St. – Local Traffic Only – between N. Plymouth Ave. and State St.
  • Washington St. – Local Traffic Only – between north end and Main St.
  • Main St. – CLOSED – between N. Plymouth Ave. and Chestnut St.
  • Fitzhugh St. – Local Traffic Only – between Broad St. and Church St.
  • Irving Pl. – Local Traffic Only – between Main St. and Broad St.
  • Allen St. – Local Traffic Only – between State St. and Fitzhugh St.
  • Graves Al. – Local Traffic Only – between E. Main St. and south end
  • Aqueduct St. – Local Traffic Only – between E. Main St. and south end
  • St. Paul St. – Local Traffic Only – between Pleasant St and E. Main St.
  • Stone St. – Local Traffic Only – between Broad St. and E. Main St.
  • S. Clinton Ave. – Local Traffic Only – between Broad St. and E. Main St.
  • Franklin St. – CLOSED – between E. Main St. and Liberty Pole.
  • East Ave. – CLOSED – between E. Main St. and Chestnut St.
  • Stillson St. – CLOSED – between E. Main St. and East Ave.
  • Euclid St. – CLOSED – between E. Main St. and Chestnut St.
  • Atlas St. – CLOSED – between Euclid St. and Elm St.
  • Elm St. – CLOSED – between Chestnut St. and Atlas St
  • Cortland St. – CLOSED – between Main St. and Andrew Langston Way

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. For more information about the walk call the American Cancer Society at 224-4917, visit www.makingstrideswalk.org/rochester or emailAmanda.gozigian@cancer.org.

RTS Riders: for more information, detour routes and Downtown boarding locations, please call customer service at 288–1700 or visit www.rgrta.com.

Free Screening for Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day, we encourage women to register for a free mammogram. If you have a family history, or have concerns about your risk, you should take advantage of this free screening event. African American women are more likely to get breast cancer at ages younger than 40, present with more advanced stage breast cancer, and die from the disease. Women who are 35 years or older can receive a mammogram at this free event.

To get more information, or to register for this free screening event, please call 585.224.3070 Brought to you by the Center for Community Health, Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, and the African American Health Coalition.

Australian researchers identify PIPP gene trigger for spread of breast cancer

Melbourne researchers have discovered a genetic trigger for breast cancer in a breakthrough that will help predict the spread of the disease and allow more targeted treatment.

The research team has won an international race to identify the gene, called PIPP, and the findings were published today in the US journal Cancer Cell.

It all started with then PHD student Lauren Binge.

Having lost her grandmother to cancer, she began an eight-year scientific quest for answers.

Team member Lauren Binge was a PHD student when her grandmother contracted breast cancer, and she spent the next eight years seeking answers.

“I have a strong family history of breast cancer and I was always really interested in the molecular mechanism of how a cell goes from a normal cell to a cancer cell,” she said.

Cancer is like this massive jigsaw puzzle. We’re all putting one little piece into the puzzle then we can finally see what the true picture is.

Professor Christina Mitchell, Dean of Medicine, Monash University

“We’ve identified a tumour suppressant protein that could potentially be screened in cancer patients.

“We can target therapies to them for those really aggressive cancers that have a poor prognosis.”

Ms Binge handed her research over to Dr Lisa Ooms, the author of the study published today.

The Australian researchers have beaten US and European labs to the world-first finding.

“It’s important because breast cancer metastasis, or spread, is the leading cause of breast cancer death,” Dr Ooms said.

“So understanding how breast cancer grows and spreads is really important for patients in the future.”

The research shows that if breast cancer patients do not have the PIPP gene, their prognosis is worse.

Tumour suppressant protein discovered

The Dean of Medicine at Monash University, Professor Christina Mitchell, said doctors struggled to treat patients when their cancer spread.

“We can have quite long illnesses where they are dealing with spread of cancer to their bones, to their brain, over a considerable period of time,” she said.

“If we can prevent that spread initially or reduce the spread, that gives us much better clinical outcomes for the patients involved.

“Cancer is like this massive jigsaw puzzle.

Breast cancer sample on glass slide

“We’re all putting one little piece into the puzzle then we can finally see what the true picture is.”

Vivienne Gorman had chemotherapy, radiotherapy and an eventual mastectomy when her cancer was worse than first thought.

She is hopeful the new discovery will lead to genetic testing for patients like her and a clearer diagnosis.

“I think the initial fear is, oh, this is terrible,” she said.

“I think if you could have a more positive look about it and they say well look, this is not going to damage you too much, we can treat it this, we we can target, it I think that would be fantastic.”

With 42 Australian women diagnosed with breast cancer daily, the discovery will make the spread of their cancer more predictable and treatment more targeted, but clinical use is 5 to 10 years away.

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