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Breast cancer researchers continue innovating

Magee-Womens Research Institute is the largest independent women’s research institute in the country with a focus on women’s health.

By Sid Lingala, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

Innovations in technology for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment bring hope to patients and exciting discoveries to researchers.

Pitt Coaches prepare to Pink the Pete for the first time

First-year guard, Jahsyni Knight (0), feels the Pink the Petersen game is a good chance to empower women and bring awareness to breast cancer.

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

Pitt’s Women’s Basketball team will be playing in its 12th annual Pink the Petersen game this Sunday against Miami. While this game always holds special meaning for coaches, players and survivors, this year it hits especially close to home for members of Pitt’s team.

Survivors, supporters race for the cure in Schenley

A group of women at the 2018 Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure show their support holding a banner stating the event’s motto, “Be Bold. Be 
Fearless. Be More Than Pink.” (Photo by Jon Kunitsky | Staff Photographer)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

May 16, 2018

Amber Baker led her team of “Bosom Buddies” through Schenley Park this Mother’s Day with her daughter, Angelina Chertik, who traveled across the state from Philadelphia to attend the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, an annual 5K run that raises money and awareness for breast cancer. Baker, a ...

Monica Henderson: A run for your money

Between balancing school, work and ambitious plans to run across the nation, cancer survivor Monica Henderson is up for any challenge.

By Hannah Schneider & Theo Schwarz, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018

At 5 p.m. in her Tower A dorm, Monica Henderson begins her familiar routine — right sock, left sock, right shoe, left shoe — and ties her turquoise and grey running sneakers. Bending down to touch her toes, she begins her lengthy, 10-minute stretching sequence, needed for muscles she says are always...

Photos: Women’s basketball plays Duke at 11th Pink the Pete

Attendees of Sunday’s Pink the Pete game held signs in support of those affected by breast cancer. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Thomas Yang | Visual Editor

January 29, 2018

With more than 2,000 fans in a sea of pink in support of a cure for breast cancer, the Pitt women’s basketball team fell 58-46 to No. 18 Duke in the 11th annual Pink the Peterson game. “It’s fun when you have all those people there. And today it was bigger because it wasn’t just for us,...

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