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2009-12-03 14:22:41

Mexican-American teens who were considered more susceptible to smoking were 2.6 times more likely to experiment with cigarettes than their peers who expressed commitment to never smoke, according to a report published in the tobacco focus issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Susceptibility is a specific term in behavioral science that refers to a youth's inability to unequivocally say "no" when asked if they...

2009-12-03 14:18:11

 New research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, supports the World Health Initiative's efforts for a home smoking ban, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University. Specifically, hair nicotine concentrations were higher in children exposed to secondhand smoke at home, and the younger the children, the higher the concentration under the same level of secondhand smoke exposure at home. "This...

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2009-12-03 12:20:00

New research has shown that people who look forward to smoking a cigarette upon waking up may be at an increased risk of developing lung disease. Dr Joshua E. Muscat, professor of public health sciences at Penn State College of Medicine studied levels of cotinine, a by-product of nicotine when processed by the body among smokers. The study involved more than 250 healthy people who smoked every day. "Since cotinine levels appear to reflect the risk of lung cancer, our results suggest that...

2009-11-03 13:06:21

Adult survivors of childhood cancer are 20 to 25 percent more likely to never marry compared with siblings and the general population, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in a new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Nina Kadan-Lottick, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine, and colleagues studied almost 9,000 adult survivors of childhood cancer participating in the...

2009-10-08 11:10:32

Childhood cancer survivors typically suffer from the long-term effects of cancer treatment on physical health, and results of a new study suggest that social implications also exist, which may affect their chance of an "I do" at the altar. Survivors are 20 to 25 percent more likely "to never marry" compared with siblings and the general population, according to findings published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research....

2009-09-13 08:09:32

Prostate cancer risk patterns vary by ethnicity A team of scientists led by researcher Brenda Hernandez, Ph.D., M.P.H."”an assistant professor at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa's Cancer Research Center of Hawai'i"”has reported that body mass in younger and older adulthood, and weight gain between these life periods, may influence a man's risk for prostate cancer. This risk varies among different ethnic groups, according to findings reported in a study...

2009-09-08 07:30:15

Colorectal cancer screening rates are much lower among those in a safety net health system compared to the national average, and the number one predictor of screening is a combination of regular visits and insurance access. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States behind lung cancer. Nearly 50,000 Americans will die from colorectal cancer this year. Although scientists have differing opinions on the best method, the benefits of early screening are...

2009-08-06 10:07:48

 The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends the human papillomavirus vaccination for all 11- and 12-year-old girls, but results of a recent survey showed that more than half of Texas physicians do not follow these recommendations.The survey was published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research."Two years after the FDA approved the vaccine, the study suggests that additional efforts are needed to...

2009-07-09 08:32:01

 Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that survival among women with ovarian cancer is influenced by age of menarche and total number of lifetime ovulatory cycles.This finding suggests that hormonal activity over the course of a woman's lifetime may influence the prognosis after an ovarian cancer diagnosis. Results of this study are published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer...