Category Archives: Cancer Prevention

Many Forms of Cancer May Be Triggered by Covert Inflammation






A previously unidentifiable type of low-grade inflammation may explain why common anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin have shown promise against some types of cancer – even when patients don’t display typical signs of inflammation. A team led by researchers in … Continue reading






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Statins may be associated with reduced mortality in 4 common cancers






Florence, Italy - 8 July 2016: A diagnosis of high cholesterol is associated with reduced mortality and improved survival in the four most common cancers, according to research presented today at Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) 2016.1 The 14 year … Continue reading






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Scientists identify ‘cell of origin’ in skin cancers






Scientists have identified for the first time the ‘cell of origin’ - in other words, the first cell from which the cancer grows - in basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, and followed the chain of … Continue reading






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Cancer prevention guideline adherence works: 12 studies






(Reuters Health) – Keeping active and eating healthy really does seem to reduce the odds of getting certain cancers and dying from them, according to a new review of past research. The analysis of 12 large studies found significant reductions … Continue reading






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10-Minute Urine Test Can Measure Specific Compounds from Food Consumed






Newswise — WASHINGTON — Can we say goodbye to unreliable food diaries and diet recall in exchange for a urine test that will better aid researchers in figuring out what foods might help prevent cancer? Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive … Continue reading






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Splenda Reduces Cancer Rates In Some Mice






The headlines say that an Italian group has found a link between sucralose (Splenda) and an increased risk for certain cancers in mice. The study behind the headlines, however, says something a little different. The study authors (Soffritti et al.) … Continue reading






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How a bad night’s sleep might worsen cancer development: European Association of Urology






Recent studies have indicated that patients with sleep apnea may be associated with worse cancer outcomes. Now a new animal study, presented at the European Association of Urology Congress in Munich, uncovers a possible mechanism which may underlie this link. … Continue reading






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Breast cancer has a higher incidence in obese women






An international team of researchers, with the participation of the University of Granada (UGR), has revealed new data on why breast cancer has a higher incidence and is more aggressive in obese people. The reason is that peritumoral fat (the … Continue reading






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High Coronary Calcium Score May Signal Increased Risk of Cancer, Kidney and Lung Disease






Newswise — A 10-year follow-up study of more than 6,000 people who underwent heart CT scans suggests that a high coronary artery calcium score puts people at greater risk not only for heart and vascular disease but also for cancer, … Continue reading






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Teen girls see big drop in chemical exposure with switch in cosmetics






Berkeley — A new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas demonstrates how even a short break from certain kinds of makeup, shampoos and lotions can lead to a … Continue reading






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Type 1 diabetes tied to risk for a wide range of cancers






(Reuters Health) – People with type 1 diabetes are more likely than the general population to develop cancers of gastric organs and the kidneys, as well as endometrium and ovaries for women, according to a large new analysis. But the … Continue reading






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Routine Colonoscopies Save Lives






Newswise — Stan Quinn’s routine colonoscopy may have saved his life. When Mr. Quinn, 57, became a new patient at Loyola University Health System last year, his physician prescribed a routine colonoscopy to catch him up on preventive health recommendations. … Continue reading






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8 things to know about colorectal cancer






Newswise — March is colorectal cancer awareness month –- a great time to test your knowledge about the disease and how it can be prevented and treated. Below, two doctors from Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center highlight … Continue reading






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Regular aspirin use found to protect against overall cancer risk: Preventive effect most apparent against colorectal, other gastrointestinal tumors: Massachusetts General Hospital






An analysis of data from two major, long-term epidemiologic studies finds that the regular use of aspirin significantly reduces the overall risk of cancer, a reduction that primarily reflects a lower risk of colorectal cancer and other tumors of the … Continue reading






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Cancer risk tied to high-fat diet: fresh evidence






The fact that our diets affect our risk for various diseases is not new–in fact, science has shown that what we eat is linked to everything from diabetes to dementia to cancer. Colon cancer is one that’s known to be especially dependent … Continue reading






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E-cigarettes are estimated to have helped 16,000-22,000 smokers in England to quit in 2014






Researchers from University College London estimate that use of e-cigarettes produced 16K-22K additional long-term quitters in England in 2014.1 A long-term quitter is someone who has not smoked for at least one year. The UCL team has been tracking the … Continue reading






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New ‘Lipidomics’ Method Could Bring Fast Cancer Diagnosis






Newswise — WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers have developed a new analytical tool for medical applications and biological research that might be used to diagnose cancer more rapidly than conventional methods. The research has implications for the field of lipidomics, … Continue reading






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New Predictor of Cancer






Newswise — CHICAGO — Epigenetic age is a new way to measure your biological age. When your biological (epigenetic) age is older than your chronological age, you are at increased risk for getting and dying of cancer, reports a new … Continue reading






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Interruption of Radiation Therapy Risks Cancer Recurrence






Newswise — February 9, 2016—(NEW YORK, NY)—Cancer patients who miss two or more radiation therapy sessions have a worse outcome than fully compliant patients, investigators at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care (MECCC) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s NCI–designated … Continue reading






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The Death of Cancer






Cancer touches everybody’s life in one way or another. But most of us know very little about how the disease works, why we treat it the way we do, and the personalities whose dedication got us where we are today. … Continue reading






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Cancer: An alkaline, low-salt diet with ample fruits and vegetables minimizes pH gradient reversal thereby reducing tumor aggressiveness and therapeutic resistance






Normally, tissues demonstrate a slightly acidic intracellular pH (pHi) and slightly alkaline extracellular pH (pHe). However, proliferating tissues demonstrate transient pH Gradient Reversal i.e. alkalinization of pHi and acidification of pHe. Persistent and magnified pH Gradient Reversal is a hallmark … Continue reading






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Sugar in Western Diets Increases Risk for Breast Cancer Tumors and Metastasis






High Fructose Corn Syrup,The Leading Cause Of Cancer Newswise — The high amounts of dietary sugar in the typical Western diet may increase the risk of breast cancer and metastasis to the lungs, according to a study at The University … Continue reading






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Cancer survivor economic burden varies by age, cancer site






Newswise — Atlanta — Dec. 26, 2016 — Survivors of cancer pay thousands of dollars in excess medical expenditures every year, with the excess financial burden varying by age and cancer site, according to a new American Cancer Society study. … Continue reading






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The role of lifetime adiposity in carcinogenesis






Int J Cancer. 2015 Dec 24. doi: 10.1002/ijc.29981. [Epub ahead of print] Trajectory of body shape across the lifespan and cancer risk. Song M1,2,3, Willett WC3,4, Hu FB3,4, Spiegelman D3,4,5,6, Must A7, Wu K3, Chan AT1,2, Giovannucci EL3,4. Author information … Continue reading






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Egg intake and cancers of the breast, ovary and prostate: a dose-response meta-analysis of prospective observational studies






Br J Nutr. 2015 Oct 14;114(7):1099-107. doi: 10.1017/S0007114515002135. Epub 2015 Aug 21. Egg intake and cancers of the breast, ovary and prostate: a dose-response meta-analysis of prospective observational studies. Keum N1, Lee DH1, Marchand N1, Oh H1, Liu H2, Aune … Continue reading






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