Tag Archives: breast cancer

Tragedy Inspires Innovation and Passion-Driven Philanthropy

Dr. Michael Brinkenhoff’s professional “aha” moment came at the nadir of his personal life, an invention born of tragedy. When his beloved wife, Gayle, was being treated for breast cancer in 2000, her treatments caused many distressing side effects; the damage to her once-beautiful eyelashes was the most distressing, Dr. Brinkenhoff remembers.  A practicing ophthalmologist at the time, and wanting to help his wife in any way he could, he told her, “I think I can come up with something” to help with the loss of the attractiveness of her eyelashes. He went to work with cosmetics chemists to discover [...more...]

Ridley-Tree Cancer Center Opens Radiation Oncology Clinical Trial for Breast Cancer Patients The Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara

Ridley-Tree Cancer Center announced the opening of a radiation oncology clinical trial for breast cancer patients, and the enrollment of […more…]

Breast Cancer Resource Center: THRIVE is Alive Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara

Webster’s Dictionary defines thrive as a verb meaning “to grow vigorously, flourish” or “to progress toward or realize a goal […more…]

Healing by Fostering Hope Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara

In 1997, a group of breast cancer survivors and others came together to talk about having a place where women […more…]