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Breastlink Women’s Imaging Temecula recently participated in a clinical trial that tested a cancer screening machine designed to differentiate between benign and malignant breast tumors. The goal of the trial was to see whether the machine could reduce false positive diagnoses. It was conducted at 16 academic and private institutions across the nation. Dr. Tchaiko Parris, Director of Breast Imaging at Breastlink Temecula, oversaw the majority of the testing in Southern California. Results of the trial were published in Radiology, a leading medical journal, and will likely have a major impact on the future of cancer screening and diagnosis.
Breastlink Clinical Trials
Breastlink is heavily involved in medical […]
Every year, the Orange County Medical Association (OCMA) selects a small number of physicians for its Physicians of Excellence award. These physicians are ones who “go above and beyond in serving their profession and patients.” This year, OCMA has named four Breastlink doctors as Physicians of Excellence, a great honor: Dr. West has been at the forefront of breast cancer treatment for three decades. He founded Breastlink and pioneered the multidisciplinary approach we have used to save the lives of women across southern California. Dr. Curcio is an exemplary surgeon and a cancer survivor. She has used her unique experience as a patient to help her own patients prevent […]
On October 7th, Dr. John West held a signing for his new book Prevent, Survive, Thrive at Michelle’s Place in Temecula. Michelle’s Place is a cancer support center that provides support groups for cancer patients and offers financial assistance to women who need mammogram screenings. Michelle’s Place was founded by Marilyn and Bill Watson, in memory of their daughter Michelle Watson, who died of breast cancer when she was 26. Michelle died because her cancer was misdiagnosed. Dr. West dedicated his book to her. He hopes it will empower women to recognize breast cancer symptoms early, when the disease is easy to treat, and become advocates for their own health.
Bethany Hamilton emerged the winner in Surfline’s Battle for the Breasts, a friendly online video competition among some of the world’s best female surfers to raise awareness around breast cancer genetic testing. Participating on behalf of Breastlink and the Cancer Research Collaboration, Hamilton’s victory provided us the opportunity to offer our patients $50,000 worth of genetic testing courtesy of Ambry Genetics.
Battle for the Breasts surfers promote breast cancer awareness.
Two finalists remain in Surfline’s Battle for the Breasts, a contest pitting some of the world’s leading women surfers against one another to raise breast cancer awareness.
Breastlink has an opportunity to receive $50,000 worth of hereditary breast cancer genetic testing vouchers if its representative in the competition, Bethany Hamilton, wins in the final round of voting. Voting ends on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
Hereditary Breast Cancer Testing Vouchers
Breastlink is honored to be represented by Bethany Hamilton. She has proven herself to be one of the world’s best […]
Dr. Conston in The Desert Sun – California Breast Density Law
Dr. David Conston, director of breast imaging for the Breast Care Center of the Desert, was quoted in The Desert Sun’s April 1, 2013 article about the new California breast density law. Passed in 2012 by the California legislature, the new breast density law requires all mammography facilities in California to notify patients if they have dense breast tissue (as identified on a screening mammogram).
We encourage you to visit the The Desert Sun’s website to read the entire article. The article, written by Victoria Pelham and entitled […]
If you are interested in the recent revolution in breast cancer treatment and personalized medicine we encourage you to listen to a recent interview with Dr. John Link.
Dr. Link shares his perspective with the Symphony Sisterhood in a 14:52 podcast interview on the “Breast Cancer Dialogues.”
Dr. John Link was recently interviewed by the Symphony Sisterhood about the breast cancer genomic revolution that is changing the way we treat breast cancer. Please visit the link to view the minute and a half interview.
Dr. John West was recently interviewed by the Orange County Register. Dr. West discusses the breast self examination video he produced with the nonprofit organization Be Aware Foundation and other issues in the detection, and treatment, of breast cancer.
Dr. John Link was recently quoted in an article about telemedicine published online by The Telemedicine Reporter. Please follow the link to learn more about Dr. Link’s perspective on the advantages telemedicine can offer patients.