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Cleveland Clinic researchers are getting ready to embark on a clinical trial testing a breast cancer vaccine.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently greenlighted a breast cancer vaccine technology developed at Cleveland Clinic, which allows clinical trials for the vaccine to move forward.

If effective, the vaccine could become a regular part of women’s health care, said Dr. Vincent Tuohy, a cancer researcher at the clinic who invented the vaccine.

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"It’s a typical mammogram room—if you went to a hospital it would look exactly the same," says mammographer Valerie Rice. "It’s nothing really different, except that it’s in a moving vehicle!"

Wellness Wednesday: Breast Cancer In Men

Oct 9, 2019
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Nearly 2,700 men in the United States will be diagnosed this year with breast cancer. 

Many fewer men than women suffer from the disease, but in men the outcomes can be far worse.

Today on Wellness Wednesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher: breast cancer in men, the pros and cons of in vitro fertilization, and the health risks of consuming red meat.

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A study comparing the effectiveness of 3D versus 2D mammography is enrolling participants in Greater Cincinnati.

When she was in graduate school for public health, Niasha Fray found a job she loved: counseling women with breast cancer about sticking to their treatment.

She offered what's called "motivational interviewing," a type of therapy intended to help women overcome obstacles keeping them from taking their medications — which can have unpleasant side effects

"They had just given up so much of their lives, so much of their bodies, so much of their family," Fray says. "They wanted to get back to life as usual."

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Men have had little option for birth control beyond condoms for nearly 300 years. Recent studies have shown possible new options for men but many are wary due to side effects that mirror those of female menstruation. 

Join us today as we discuss the future of male birth control, the racial disparities in breast cancer diagnoses, and the trauma involved in premature birth and how groups are working to lessen the impact. 

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Lawmakers and health care providers are praising a change in Ohio law that expands access to breast and cervical cancer screenings to hundreds of thousands of people.

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It's common knowledge that seafood is healthy, but what types of seafood are best and how to pick them out at the grocery store is not. Some varieties of seafood, such as scallops and tilapia, don't contain high amounts omega-3 fatty acids, which are one of the main nutrients associated with seafood. Today we'll discuss how to safely choose seafood, racial disparities in breast cancer rates and fatty liver disease.

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Women with breast cancer who are at high risk for having a BRCA mutation that raises cancer risk often don't get genetic testing, or even a chance to speak with a genetic counselor who'd help them weigh the necessity of such a test, a study finds.

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By now we all know we should hit the gym, but sometimes we'd rather visit a museum or see a concert by the river. Thanks to some innovative architects, Columbus residents don't have to choose between physical and social wellness. We'll learn more this hour. We'll also look at a controversial new mammogram study, and get the latest nutrition news.

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