breast cancer

Edith A. Pérez: A Pioneer in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer

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Dra. Edith A. Pérez
Dr. Edith A. Pérez

The American Cancer Society estimates that breast cancer will claim the lives of more than 40,700 Americans in 2015. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death for women in the United States, after lung cancer. It has been estimated that doctors will diagnose nearly 232,000 women with invasive breast cancer and around 60,300 women with non-invasive breast cancer, this year.

Victory against cancer

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Although cancer is still one of the leading causes of death in Puerto Rico, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a study indicating that breast and lung cancer diagnoses in Puerto Rico has decreased.

 

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UPR develops a patent for a compound to treat breast cancer

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The Medical Sciences Campus at the University of Puerto Rico announced that their Pharmacy School has patented a compound to treat breast cancer.

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Michelle Martínez Montemayor: a Borinqueña in the fight against cancer

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A stellar Borinqueña: Dr. Michelle Martínez Montemayor

In the month of November, Ciencia Puerto Rico's montly story is joining the anniversary celebration of the blog Borinqueña. Use #Borinqueña to share this story.


The enthusiasm and passion that Dr. Michelle Martínez Montemayor exudes for her work, family and life can be easily felt when talking to her. Michelle is a Borinqueña from Bayamón. She was born and raised in the “City of Cowboys”, as Bayamón is also known in Puerto Rico, and today works as a professor and investigator at the Central University of the Caribbean (CUC).

Quinones: cancer cell destroyers

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We have all been touched by this terrible illness. According to the American Cancer Society more than a half-million people die annually of cancer in the US. In Puerto Rico, the mortality rate is 5,000 patients per year, with a 2% increase each year.

Cancer results from uncontrollable cell proliferation, which leads to the formation of malignant tumors in different parts of the body. These tumors affect the physiological function of tissues and organs and are the target of cancer treatment.

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