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2014-09-26 23:01:32

New genetic links to prostate cancer can identify men at higher risk and may lead to targeted screening, according to researchers at CPIC and colleagues. Fremont, CA (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 A major international study has identified 23 new genetic variants that are associated with an increased risk of developing prostate cancer, according to researchers at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) and their colleagues. With this new study, there are now 100 genetic variants...

2014-08-19 23:02:37

Lack of Access and Financial Burden May Contribute to Increased Mortality, CPIC Researchers Find Fremont, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Despite advances in treatment, lymphoma patients residing in low socioeconomic status (SES) neighborhoods experienced significantly worse survival than patients living in high SES neighborhoods, researchers at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) have reported. Those who live in the poorest communities have a 34 percent greater risk of dying...

2014-07-23 23:21:24

Former Chancellor of Michigan’s Albion College brings fundraising, national advocacy and financial expertise to the San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofit Fremont, California (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 The Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) has announced the appointment of Donna M. Randall, Ph.D., MBA, as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Dr. Randall joins CPIC after serving the past year as chancellor, and the prior six years as president, of Albion College, a highly...

2014-06-05 23:02:08

Large Data Pool Contributes to Importance of Findings and Warrants Further Study Fremont, California (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 While male breast cancer is uncommon, men who are obese, or who have never had children, are at increased risk of developing this disease, according to researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC), and their colleagues. In addition, this new study confirms that men with the chromosomal disorder Klinefelter...

2014-05-19 23:04:54

Thyroid cancer increased from 14th to 5th most common cancer in women over last 20 years Fremont, California (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 The dramatic increase in the incidence of thyroid cancer worldwide over the past three decades likely relates to modifiable behavioral or environmental factors, as opposed to improved diagnostic capability, according to researchers at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) and their colleague at the Stanford University School of Medicine....

2014-03-19 23:03:04

Colorectal cancer is third leading cause of death among Chinese Americans. Fremont, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine have the potential to serve as a valuable and culturally appropriate resource for promoting colorectal cancer screening in the Chinese immigrant community, according to a recent study. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of death among Chinese American men and women. While colorectal cancer screening is a cost effective...

2014-02-11 23:01:33

American Journal of Epidemiology Selects Article Among Top Ten for 2013 Fremont, California (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Iona Cheng, Ph.D., a research scientist at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC), along with researchers of the Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) consortium, has been recognized for groundbreaking work unraveling how genes influence dietary preferences to cause weight gain and obesity. The research article based on this work has...

2014-01-10 23:03:55

CPIC study finds a correlation between biological subtype and survival. Fremont, CA (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 In a recent study, researchers from the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) found that the biological subtype of breast cancer diagnosed in adolescent and young adult women directly affects their risk of dying from the disease. “We have known for a long time that women between the ages of 15 and 39 who have breast cancer are less likely to survive than older women...

2013-11-07 23:22:51

Women whose diets are primarily plant-based have lower risk of breast cancer, while women whose diets are high in wine, salad and low-fat dressing may have increased risk. Fremont, California (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 A new study addressing patterns of diet and breast cancer has found that women whose diets are primarily plant-based, consisting mostly of fruits and vegetables, have significantly lower risk of developing breast cancer, while women who consume a diet high in wine, salad and...

2013-09-17 23:02:05

San Francisco Ballet, ODC/Dance, Smuin Ballet and others partner with Cancer Prevention Institute of California to Get In Front of Cancer FREMONT, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 The Bay Area’s most celebrated dance companies are joining together in a one-night-only performance to benefit the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC), the nation’s premier organization dedicated to preventing cancer and to reducing its burden where it cannot yet be prevented. The event will be...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.