Breast Cancer: Winning the Battles, Losing the War : Joint Hearing Before the Select Committee on Aging and the Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session, October 1, 1992, Volumen4

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Página 94 - Gail MH, Brinton LA, Byar DP, et aL Projecting individualized probabilities of developing breast cancer for white females who are being examined annually.
Página 101 - I have been listening with a great deal of interest to what you had to say. It has been very informative and comprehensive, but it is subject to this suggestion: So far you have devoted all your remarks — at least, I got that impression — to a discussion of your work in the western parts of the United States.
Página 58 - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES BEFORE THE HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON AGING SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND LONG-TERM CARE...
Página 9 - I would ask unanimous consent that my full statement be made a part of the record.
Página 54 - Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense regardless of how it turns out . It is hope, above all, which gives the strength to live and continually try new things.
Página 3 - I believe with the talent in this country that we can do it if we have the will to do it, if we have the political muscle to do it, and so I thank my colleagues for being here.
Página 5 - CANCER. AT A PRESS CONFERENCE HELD EARLIER THIS MONTH BY THE BREAST CANCER COALITION, NCI DIRECTOR, DR. BRODER, OUTLINED MANY EXCITING NEW LEADS WHICH CURRENT LEVELS OF FUNDING WILL NOT ALLOW US TO PURSUE. DESPITE THE INCREASE THIS COMMITTEE PROVIDED LAST YEAR, IT IS STILL TRUE THAT FIVE OF EVERY SIX GRANTS APPROVED THROUGH PEER REVIEW AT THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE STILL DO NOT GET FUNDED BECAUSE OF THE REVENUE SHORTFALL. SOME OF THESE LEADS WHICH INCLUDE THE ISOLATION OF CELL GROWTH SUPPRESSOR...
Página 41 - The disease of cancer will be banished from life by calm, unhurrying, persistent men and women, working, with every shiver of feeling controlled and suppressed, in hospitals and laboratories. And the motive that will conquer cancer will not be pity nor horror} it will be curiosity to know how and why.
Página 20 - WOMAN. MOST IMPORTANTLY, I BELIEVE, WAS OUR FINDING THAT THE COMBINATION OF BREAST SELF-EXAMINATION, REGULAR PHYSICAL EXAMS, AND MAMMOGRAPHY CAN BE AS EFFECTIVE IN REDUCING BREAST CANCER MORTALITY AS THE PAP SMEAR HAS BEEN IN CURBING DEATHS DUE TO UTERINE CANCER. SINCE THE INTRODUCTION OF THE PAP SMEAR OVER 40 YEARS AGO, THE DEATH RATE FROM UTERINE CANCER HAS DECLINED MORE THAN 70%. WHAT'S NEEDED TO WIN THIS WAR AGAINST BREAST CANCER IS COMPREHENSIVE NATIONAL HEALTH REFORM THAT ENSURES THAT WOMEN...
Página 60 - ... to be able to lead the NIH on the quest to improve the healthspan of all women. Today we confront daunting challenges to combat disease and disability. One of the most devastating is cancer, in particular, breast cancer, which is expected to take the lives of 46,000 American women this year alone. More than 180,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. This year, our estimate of the lifetime risk of developing breast cancer (in which we include all age groups) is roughly one in...

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