In the pink

October 31st, 2013
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Happy Halloween!

This being the last day of October, it seemed like the last chance to mention that this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Thus, all of the links in this post will be in pink. Not as splashy as what the NFL does with the color, but it'll have to do =)

According to the Cleveland Clinic, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women other than skin cancer and is the second-leading cause of cancer death in U.S. women after lung cancer. It's also the leading cause of death among women ages 35 to 54.

Earlier this year, the Clinic announced progress toward developing a vaccine for the most dangerous type of breast cancer, with an estimated 10 years of additional research and development needed before such a medicine could make it to market.

On Wednesday, as part of a breast cancer awareness tweet marathon, the Clinic included a graphic detailing the steps still to be taken in developing the vaccine:

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