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How San Diego’s Largest Non-corporate Team Captain Gets Over 100 People Involved with the Race for the Cure

Some people want to fundraise, but they may not know the right way to go about it. Well, here is how San Diego’s largest non-corporate team captain, Karla Lopez, goes about getting over 100 people […]


Komen OpEd in San Diego Union Tribune

WOMEN NEED BETTER COVERAGE BY LAURA FARMER SHERMAN | midnight Aug. 13, 2016 | Updated, 8:04 a.m. San Diego Union Tribune Imagine being treated for breast cancer, only to have it reappear in the same spot […]

July 30 Event Flyer

Breast Health & Music for the Soul

On Saturday, July 30th Komen San Diego is hosting a free event “Breast Health & Music for the Soul”. This event includes music, conversation and good food. This event features Jason French, a laid-back soul, […]


5 Ways to Successfully Fundraise for the Race for the Cure

1. Before asking others to donate, kick-start your fundraising with a little of your own money to show  your commitment. Then you can ask if others will match your donation! 2. People will only give […]

HOLD FOR RELEASE UNTIL 12:01 A.M. EDT ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013; THIS STORY MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST OR POSTED ONLINE BEFORE 12:01 A.M. EDT WEDNESDAY - This Aug. 24, 2010 image provided by Genomic Health shows the packaging for their Oncotype DX kit for assessing prostate cancer risk. This kit and another made available in 2012 are intended to gauge the aggressiveness of prostate cancer may help tens of thousands of men each year decide whether they need to treat their cancer right away or can safely monitor it. The Oncotype test is planed to be discussed Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at an American Urological Association conference. (AP Photo/Myriad Genetics)

Common but unused test can tell breast cancer patients whether or not they should choose to have chemotherapy

Imagine you have just heard the words: “You have breast cancer.”   After you picked yourself up off the proverbial floor, you would be faced with some fairly complex choices to make.  But, depending on the […]


Risk of Breast Cancer in the LGBTQ+ Community

Some studies show that members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning + (LGBTQ+) community have a greater risk of breast cancer than people who are not LGBTQ+. This is not because of their orientation, […]


Black Women with High Risk are Less Likely to have Breasts or Ovaries Removed to Lower Risk of Cancer

At the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago researchers reported that Black women who learn they have a high genetic risk of breast and ovarian cancer are less likely than […]

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