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Understanding Advancements in Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

Our understanding of breast cancer is rapidly advancing. Breast cancer is not a single disease entity, but a heterogeneous disease spectrum with numerous genetic alterations involved in its pathogenesis.

  • Some breast cancers are indolent and not life-threatening, while others are very aggressive.
  • Similarly, we find different genetic alterations in different breast cancers.
  • Some of these genetic changes are familial, or the result of genetic mutations passed from parent to child.

The BRCA genes were the first to shed light on familial breast cancer genetics. Now we are capable of screening over a dozen different genes for mutations implicated in breast cancer risk. Navigating these new complexities in genetic testing can be […]

Susan G Komen Orange County Breast Health Talk

Susan G Komen Orange County is a non-profit organization working hard to support breast health and breast cancer awareness initiatives in our local communities. These efforts include an annual lecture series dedicated to informing women about breast health topics including prevention, screening, diagnostics, treatment and survivorship.

I was honored to participate in their 2013 Breast Health Education series with my lecture entitled “You Are What You Eat.” More than 200 women attended the talk – the question and answer portion was fantastic. During my 2013 talk on how diet can affect your risk of breast cancer, I shared perspectives on how dietary changes may reduce the risk of new breast cancer […]

When Should a Woman Get a Mammogram?

Mammogram and party may seem like quite the oxymoron, yet the festive atmosphere at Breastlink’s Temecula Valley center proved the two words can live together in harmony.

When Should a Woman Get a Mammogram and Other Questions to Ask at a Mammogram Party

When Should a Woman Get a Mammogram | Temecula Valley | Dr. Amy BremnerA guitar player comfortably seated by the office front door strummed her instrument, providing a nice palate of background music. A table resplendent with pink and white sweets, including a tiered strawberry-pink Bundt cake, candy sticks, lollipops and gumballs, added to the festivities.

While guests munched on chipotle chicken sandwiches […]

2012 SABCS | Breast Surgical Oncologist Dr. Nimmi Kapoor to Share Insights

Breastlink Breast Surgical Oncologist Dr. Nimmi Kapoor to Share Insights from the 2012 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Orange, Calif., January 15, 2013 – Breastlink Medical Group, a network of comprehensive breast health centers, announced Breast Surgical Oncologist Nimmi Kapoor, M.D. will provide a free, public talk covering key findings from the 2012 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) on Tuesday, January 22 at its Orange location. Dr. Kapoor attended the 2012 SABCS, which was held December 4-8, 2012 in San Antonio.

“The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium SABCS is one of the most highly esteemed breast cancer conferences in the world,” said Dr. Kapoor. “SABCS is an important venue for anyone […]

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