PARP inhibitors: new breakthrough for BRCA1 and BRCA2 breast cancer patients

lindaprocopio
lindaprocopio Member Posts: 1,980
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
You all may be way ahead of me here and know all about this, but it was news to me, and GOOD news, so I wanted to make sure you saw this article. Someone posted it on the Uterine Cancer Discussion Board, and it contained such hopeful news for breast cancer survivors that I had to pop in and share it with you brave 'Pink Warriors'.

Here's a link to the article discussing PARP inhibitors and the recent study results reported by Robert Bazell, NBC's Chief Science and Health Correspondent:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31512315/ns/health-womens_health/

Comments

  • Jeanne D
    Jeanne D Member Posts: 1,867
    Hi Linda
    Thanks for this link Linda! I will certaily read it!
  • The1percen
    The1percen Member Posts: 135
    question
    Hi
    I read that and it sure sounds encouraging. My question is... even if I don't have the disease myself, my sister did and it runs in the family... should I have my daughters test for these genes? Thanks,
    Mike
  • survivorbc09
    survivorbc09 Member Posts: 4,374 Member

    question
    Hi
    I read that and it sure sounds encouraging. My question is... even if I don't have the disease myself, my sister did and it runs in the family... should I have my daughters test for these genes? Thanks,
    Mike

    Interesting article! Thank
    Interesting article! Thank you for posting it for us bc survivors!
  • tasha_111
    tasha_111 Member Posts: 2,072

    Interesting article! Thank
    Interesting article! Thank you for posting it for us bc survivors!

    Thanks Linda
    I read this article on the BBC News site. Great news! Works better than Chemo and hardly any side effects....Great!

    Thanks Jxxxxxxxxxx
  • cicilia27
    cicilia27 Member Posts: 2

    question
    Hi
    I read that and it sure sounds encouraging. My question is... even if I don't have the disease myself, my sister did and it runs in the family... should I have my daughters test for these genes? Thanks,
    Mike

    testing
    Mike it is worth a try to get the insurance companies approvals for the testing. The test runs about 3500.00. So unless you can afford it out of pocket talk to their primary docs about getting it approved.
    Good luck with everything
    Erin