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2009-12-03 14:32:47

New study results strengthen the evidence that people who smoke cigarettes over a long period of time have an increased risk for developing colorectal cancer, even after adjusting for other risk factors. "This provides one more reason not to smoke, or to quit as soon as possible," said senior author Michael J. Thun, M.D., M.S., vice president emeritus, epidemiology and surveillance research at the American Cancer Society. "Colorectal cancer should be added to the list of cancers caused by...

2009-11-16 11:30:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EntreMed, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENMD), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of cancer today announced the presentation of data for the Phase 1 study for its Aurora A/angiogenic kinase inhibitor, ENMD-2076, in leukemia patients. The Company also announced that it has selected ovarian cancer as an initial Phase 2 indication. Phase 1 Leukemia Data Initial data for the Phase 1 clinical study with...

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2009-10-28 06:05:00

A recent study indicates that women, and not men, in their 70's who consume light to moderate amounts of alcohol may be protected against loss of motility, Reuters reported. However, researchers warn that much of this is likely the result of the drinker's lifestyle. The study involved analyzing associations between alcohol intake and the mobility levels reported by 3,061 healthy men and women who were 70 to 79 years old and living in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Memphis, Tennessee areas....

2009-10-27 11:16:35

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center explain link between alcohol and cancer Alcohol consumption has long been linked to cancer and its spread, but the underlying mechanism has never been clear. Now, researchers at Rush University Medical Center have identified a cellular pathway that may explain the link. In a study published in the current issue of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, the researchers found that alcohol stimulates what is called the...

2009-10-14 11:03:20

Researchers Urge Caution on Recent Results, Suggest Life-Style Factors Real Source According a new study of over 3,000 adults aged 70-79, the apparent association between light-to-moderate alcohol consumption and reduced risk of functional decline over time did not hold up after adjustments were made for characteristics related to lifestyle, in particular physical activity, body weight, education, and income. The authors of the study, publishing today in the Journal of the American Geriatrics...

2009-09-16 15:14:33

U.S. researchers suggest ethnicity may account for why body weight affects prostate cancer risk in some men but not others. The study, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, found several links, including excessive weight gain between younger and older adulthood, associated with increased risk of advanced and high-grade prostate cancers in white men. However, being overweight in older adulthood was associated with decreased risk of localized prostate cancer among...

2009-09-09 09:04:34

It is well known that survivors of breast cancer have a much higher risk of developing a second breast cancer than women in the general population have of developing a first breast cancer. However, little is known about what lifestyle factors may make survivors more vulnerable to a second cancer. A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, published online Sept. 8 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, has found that obesity, alcohol use and smoking all significantly...

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2009-08-22 13:45:00

A new study suggests that men who drink beer or liquor on a regular basis may face a heightened risk of several different types of cancers. Researchers discovered that about 3,600 Canadian men between the ages 35 to 70 that drank at least one alcoholic drink a day had higher risks of a number of cancers than men who drank occasionally or not at all, including cancers of the esophagus, stomach, colon, lungs, pancreas, liver and prostate. Once the researchers looked at the individual types of...

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2009-08-11 13:29:04

A leading British charity warned on Tuesday that an "alarming" growth in oral cancer rates for people in their 40s is largely due to rising alcohol consumption, AFP reported. A growing number of 40-somethings developing cancer of the mouth, tongue, lip and throat in Britain has gone up by 28 percent for men and 24 percent for women since the mid-1990s, according to new figures from Cancer Research UK. The leading cause of oral cancers from smoking and tobacco use often take up to 30 years to...

2009-07-14 10:18:15

Research from the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota indicates that a baby born to an older mother may have a slightly increased risk for many of the cancers that occur during childhood."Our finding shows that although the absolute risk is low, advancing maternal age may be a factor and explain why, after other factors are adjusted for, some children get cancer," said Logan Spector, Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics and cancer epidemiology researcher. Spector and Kimberly...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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