Posts Tagged ‘breast cancer’

What you need to know about the dense breast notification law

Breast cancer screening can save lives, but there are no one-size-fits-all recommendations on when to start cancer screenings and how often to repeat the test. The right formula is particularly challenging for patients with high risk factors, such as dense breast tissue, which can make it difficult to spot early signs of tumors and increase the risk of disease. State lawmakers took a step toward helping those patients in 2013, when they passed the dense … Read More

Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy and BRCA genes

by Jone Sampson, M.D. I admire Angelina Jolie for sharing her very personal medical information with the public. Her story, shared in the New York Times yesterday, highlights the importance of being aware of a hereditary cancer predisposition, the value of genetic testing, the information gained from testing, and the options for managing the increased cancer risks associated with having a BRCA1 mutation. As Director of Clinical Cancer Genetics at the Knight Cancer Institute, I work closely … Read More

OHSU Health Fair at Pioneer Square.

Why 96,000 Square Miles?

President Robertson is fond of saying that OHSU has a 96,000 square mile campus, serving Oregonians “from Enterprise to Coos Bay, from Portland to Klamath Falls.”

This blog aims to highlight that breadth. 96,000 Square Miles (96K for short) will focus on the people of OHSU, the Oregonians we serve and the ripple effect of our work in Oregon and beyond.

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