Sisters of Breast Cancer Victims Focus of Study - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Sisters of Breast Cancer Victims Focus of Study

April 16, 2006 - Posted at 11:34 a.m. CST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Gina Gordick wanted to do something more

than just make her younger sister soup while she suffered through

breast cancer.

The Fayette woman says participating in a medical study turned

out to be the best way to help.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences is

conducting a national survey to test how environment and genetics

affect women's chances of getting breast cancer.

Medical research shows the sisters of a breast cancer victim

have twice the risk of developing the disease than women whose

siblings don't have the cancer.

Investigators hope to find 50-thousand women aged 35 to 74 who

will agree to fill out questionnaires, do interviews and donate

blood samples. That information will be compared over time, in

hopes of finding common factors.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Boom in business for liquor stores during the holiday

    Boom in business for liquor stores during the holiday

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-11-23 04:29:06 GMT
    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:36 PM EST2017-11-23 04:36:51 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Many families are hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday and during their travels, some may make a stop at liquor stores.

    Many families are hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday and during their travels, some may make a stop at liquor stores.

  • Diaz court system to merge with Newport

    Diaz court system to merge with Newport

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 11:29 PM EST2017-11-23 04:29:07 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    Anyone who has business with the Diaz District Court system will soon have to take care of that business in Newport.  

    Anyone who has business with the Diaz District Court system will soon have to take care of that business in Newport.  

  • Authorities see multi-layered approach in mental health

    Authorities see multi-layered approach in mental health

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:22 PM EST2017-11-23 02:22:45 GMT
    (Source: KARK)(Source: KARK)

    Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay said this week that his department keeps track of nearly 1,200 inmates in the Pulaski County jail every day, with a little over five percent of them scheduled to be somewhere else.  

    Pulaski County Sheriff Doc Holladay said this week that his department keeps track of nearly 1,200 inmates in the Pulaski County jail every day, with a little over five percent of them scheduled to be somewhere else.  

Powered by Frankly