Jessica W. Younger

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BACKGROUND Mutations in a germ-line allele of the BRCA1 gene contribute to the familial breast cancer syndrome. However, the prevalence of these mutations is unknown in women with breast cancer who do not have the features of this familial syndrome. We sought BRCA1 mutations in women who were given a diagnosis of breast cancer at an early age, because early(More)
BACKGROUND The high rate of incidence of skeletal complications in women with metastatic breast carcinoma appears to contribute significantly to their morbidity. Although recent trials have demonstrated the efficacy of bisphosphonates in preventing skeletal complications in selected patients, to the authors' knowledge the incidence rate of skeletal(More)
9503 Background: A better understanding of tamoxifen resistance and accurately targeting tamoxifen therapy to responsive patients remain critical challenges in breast cancer treatment. Tamoxifen acts primarily by competing with estrogens for binding to the estrogen receptor (ER). Consequently, the presence of ER and PR (progesterone receptor) is currently(More)
Adults struggling with low reading skills are underserved by limited available treatments. While brain stimulation techniques such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has the potential to improve a variety of cognitive functions, little work has been done examining its potential to treat reading disabilities. Research on the effects of tDCS on(More)
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