Latest Cancer epidemiology Stories
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.
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.
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.
Adult survivors of childhood cancer are 20 to 25 percent more likely to never marry compared with siblings and the general population.
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.
A team of scientists led by researcher Brenda Hernandez, Ph.D., M.P.H.â€”an assistant professor at the University of Hawai'i at MÄnoa's Cancer Research Center of Hawai'iâ€”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.
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.
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.
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.
- A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
- One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.