Integrating Gender in Medical Education

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organizations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research.

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Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Survivors
The report is the latest from our Continuous Update Project - the world’s largest source of scientific research on cancer prevention and survivorship through diet, weight and physical activity. The research builds on our 2007 Expert Report on the links between lifestyle and cancer. At that time the research on surviving cancer was even more limited than it is today, and there was insufficient evidence to make recommendations specific to cancer survivors. Find out more →


Breast Cancer – Facts and Figures 2013 – 2014
Cancer is a group of diseases that cause cells in the body to change and grow out of control. Most types of cancer cells eventually form a lump or mass called a tumor, and are named after the part of the body where the tumor originates. Find out more →


Breast Cancer and the Environment – Prioritizing Prevention
Breast cancer takes a tremendous toll on women and men of all ages, races, and ethnicities, as well as their families and communities. Breast cancer also has a huge impact on the health care system that treats and monitors those people who have been diagnosed with the disease and provides end-of-life care for those who die from it. Prevention is the key to reducing the emotional, physical, and financial burden of breast cancer. Find out more →


Does Breastfeeding Support at Work Help Mothers and Employers at the Same Time?
The study investigates whether the availability of breastfeeding facilities at the workplace encourages women’s labour force participation as well as breastfeeding rates. The data used from the 2005 UK Infant Feeding Survey, selecting mothers who are observed returning to work when the child is 8-10 month old and who initiated breastfeeding. The paper studied the factors associated to the probabilities of returning to work and of breastfeeding at 4 months and at 6 months. It is assumed that the two processes are interdependent. Find out more →


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