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New study reveals significant use of indoor tanning among sexual-minority adolescent boys

New study reveals significant use of indoor tanning among sexual-minority adolescent boys

In a new study of indoor tanning and skin cancer risk, the use of indoor tanning among non-heterosexual black male teens was found to be nearly equal to that of heterosexual white females. [More]
Uterine microbiome study provides important insights into etiology of endometrial cancer

Uterine microbiome study provides important insights into etiology of endometrial cancer

Endometrial cancer triggers remain elusive, despite continued research. But given the typical inflammatory profile in these cases, microbes in the uterine environment are suspected to play a role in the development of this disease. [More]
New software “Communities” aims to improve productivity

New software “Communities” aims to improve productivity

Listables Inc continues to enhance its innovative and collaborative productivity software with the launch of "Communities". With newly introduced capabilities, people can take advantage of community generated checklists for personal use, share with people with similar interests, and leverage best-of-breed checklists. Listables elevates the simple idea of checklists and makes it easy for people to improve their daily productivity. Used by thousands of teams worldwide, Listables is changing the way teams interact. [More]
Scientists reveal chemical process behind anti-cancer properties of spicy pepper plant

Scientists reveal chemical process behind anti-cancer properties of spicy pepper plant

UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have uncovered the chemical process behind anti-cancer properties of a spicy Indian pepper plant called the long pepper, whose suspected medicinal properties date back thousands of years. [More]
NCI’s new tool could help accurately predict breast cancer risk in Hispanic patients

NCI’s new tool could help accurately predict breast cancer risk in Hispanic patients

A new breast cancer model, published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, will help health care providers more accurately predict breast cancer risk in their Hispanic patients. [More]
New SWOG review shows vitamin E and selenium do not prevent colorectal adenomas

New SWOG review shows vitamin E and selenium do not prevent colorectal adenomas

Eight years ago, results from a landmark cancer prevention trial run by SWOG showed that a daily dose of vitamin E and selenium did not prevent prostate cancer. [More]
Research findings could offer novel approach for cancer prevention in women with BRCA1 mutations

Research findings could offer novel approach for cancer prevention in women with BRCA1 mutations

Women with inherited mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes are at substantially higher risk of breast cancer. For these women, effective prevention strategies are their best hope to reduce their breast cancer risk. [More]
Two drug combinations may reduce mortality rates in breast cancer patients, study reveals

Two drug combinations may reduce mortality rates in breast cancer patients, study reveals

Patient health records revealed two drug combinations that may reduce mortality rates in breast cancer patients, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. [More]
Study identifies recurrent genomic alterations in subset of breast cancer

Study identifies recurrent genomic alterations in subset of breast cancer

A genomic analysis study by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigators and other colleagues has identified recurrent genomic alterations in a subset of breast cancer that are typically associated with a form of thyroid cancer and an intestinal birth defect known as Hirschsprung disease. [More]
Scientists find novel way for earlier detection of deadly Merkel cell carcinoma

Scientists find novel way for earlier detection of deadly Merkel cell carcinoma

Scientists have found a way to detect earlier if a deadly cancer, Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), is recurring in patients, according to a paper to be published 11 a.m. Eastern time, Dec. 7, in the journal Cancer. [More]
Age restriction on indoor tanning could save thousands from melanoma

Age restriction on indoor tanning could save thousands from melanoma

An age restriction on indoor tanning could save thousands of lives and millions of dollars, according to new research published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. [More]
Experimental T-cell therapy shows promise in preventing AML relapse

Experimental T-cell therapy shows promise in preventing AML relapse

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center announced promising results from an early trial in which patients with high-risk acute myeloid leukemia received genetically engineered immune cells. [More]
Clonal hematopoiesis may help predict cancer patients at risk for fatal form of leukemia

Clonal hematopoiesis may help predict cancer patients at risk for fatal form of leukemia

Patients successfully treated for breast, colon and other cancers can go on to develop an often-fatal form of leukemia, sometimes years after completion of treatment, due to a genetic mutation leading to secondary malignancies known as therapy-related myeloid neoplasms (t-MNs). [More]
UA awarded $1.5 million funding for long-term study of cancer in firefighters

UA awarded $1.5 million funding for long-term study of cancer in firefighters

Researchers at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health will lead a collaborative project to develop the framework for a larger long-term study of cancer in firefighters. [More]
Scientists identify ‘cellular post office’ that could be key to preventing spread of lung cancer

Scientists identify ‘cellular post office’ that could be key to preventing spread of lung cancer

Scientists at the Universities of York and Texas have found that a component of cancer cells, which acts like a 'cellular post office', could be the key to preventing the spread of lung cancer to other parts of the body. [More]
Research shows cellular component may play vital role in how lung cancer spreads

Research shows cellular component may play vital role in how lung cancer spreads

A cellular component known as the Golgi apparatus may play a role in how lung cancer metastasizes, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center whose findings were reported in the Nov. 21 online issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. [More]
TSRI scientists offer novel structure-based drug design strategy for better breast cancer treatment

TSRI scientists offer novel structure-based drug design strategy for better breast cancer treatment

While there have been advances in the treatment of hormone-driven breast cancer, resistance to these therapies remains a significant problem. [More]
New public-private partnership launches major health effort to reduce cancer in San Francisco

New public-private partnership launches major health effort to reduce cancer in San Francisco

Cancer is the leading cause of death in San Francisco and costs patients, families and taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars each year. [More]
Scientists capture DNA intermediates that reveal how cancer evolves

Scientists capture DNA intermediates that reveal how cancer evolves

Scientists from Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions are using synthetic biology to capture elusive, short-lived snippets of DNA that healthy cells produce on their way to becoming cancerous. [More]
Johns Hopkins researchers develop new, highly accurate urine test to predict risk for cervical cancer

Johns Hopkins researchers develop new, highly accurate urine test to predict risk for cervical cancer

Johns Hopkins Medicine specialists report they have developed a urine test for the likely emergence of cervical cancer that is highly accurate compared to other tests based on genetic markers derived directly from cervical tissue. [More]
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