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2011-12-13 21:58:56

It has been well established that certain lifestyle habits relate to the risk of certain cancers (e.g., smoking and lung cancer). In a well-done analysis, the authors estimate the proportion of cancer in the population associated with a variety of lifestyle and environmental factors. They find that smoking has, by far, the largest effect on the risk of cancer, with 19.4% of cancer cases in the UK attributable to tobacco use. A poor diet (less intake of fruits and vegetables and fibre and...

2011-12-10 01:29:11

Suppressing a newly identified and characterized protein involved in regulating cell division could be a novel strategy to fight certain cancers because it stops the malignant cells from dividing and causes them to die quickly, according to a study by researchers with UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. During the five-year study, designed to seek new targets for anti-cancer therapies, researchers discovered that depleting the protein, called STARD9, also helped the commonly used...

Contraceptive Pill Possibly Linked To Prostate Cancer
2011-11-15 09:18:16

Research published in the online journal, BMJ Open, suggests that use of the contraceptive pill is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer, which is the most common cancer type among males in the developed world, BBC reports. Canadian investigators report that they may have found a possible link between use of the contraceptive pill and prostate cancer rates. However experts are taking pains to point out this is not proof that one causes the other and it could possibly be an...

2010-09-28 17:53:06

Australian and American scientists have found a way of shrinking tumours in certain cancers "“ a finding that provides hope for new treatments. The cancers in question are those caused by a new class of genes known as "ËœmicroRNAs', produced by parts of the genome that, until recently, were dismissed as "Ëœjunk DNA'. While much is still unknown about microRNAs, it is clear that they can interfere with how our genes are "Ëœread'. The current finding...

2010-03-23 07:00:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it has initiated its first in human Phase 1 trial in healthy volunteers of PRT062607, a novel, oral Syk-specific kinase inhibitor in development to treat chronic inflammatory diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and certain cancers, including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. In preclinical in vivo models of RA, PRT062607 was shown to reduce inflammation...

2009-08-06 10:05:26

 Results of a new study confirm trends that different Hispanic population groups have higher incidence rates of certain cancers and worse cancer outcomes if they live in the United States, than they do if they live in their homelands."Hispanics are not all the same with regard to their cancer experience," said Paulo S. Pinheiro, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc., researcher in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine."Targeted interventions for cancer...