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FDA approves pill for aggressive breast cancer that’s spread in the body

U.S. regulators on Friday approved a new drug for an aggressive type of breast cancer that’s spread in the body — including into the brain, where it’s especially tough to treat. The Food and Drug Administration said Tukysa, a twice-daily pill developed by Seattle Genetics, is for people with what’s known as HER2-positive breast cancer that has spread and resisted multiple other medicines. This type of cancer is driven by an overactive gene that makes too much of the HER2 protein, which promotes cancer growth. ARTICLE

How Thousands of People are Helping Find a Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

Across the United States, 5.7 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the seventh leading cause of death in America, yet there is no treatment or cure. Alzheimer's hits close to home for many of us who have seen loved ones suffer and who feel hopeless in the face of this disease. With Stall Catchers, an online citizen science project, joining the fight against Alzheimer’s is as easy as playing an online computer game. ARTICLE

High fiber could lower risk of breast cancer

A high fiber diet could help lower a woman's risk of breast cancer. That's according to new research from Harvard University. The study found women who consumed the most fiber were 8% less likely to develop breast cancer than those who consumed the least. ARTICLE

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