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2014-01-07 10:42:10

Using a nomogram that incorporates age, Gleason score, and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level at diagnosis, individual risks that a screen-detected prostate cancer has been overdiagnosed can be estimated, according to a new study published January 6 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The authors used a standard definition of overdiagnosis to refer to a cancer that would not have become symptomatic or clinically identifiable if it had not been detected by screening....

2013-12-18 11:17:57

Radiation therapy used to treat uterine cancer may increase a patient's risk of developing bladder cancer. That is the conclusion of a recent study published in BJU International. The findings indicate the importance of monitoring patients for potential signs of bladder cancer to ensure early diagnosis and treatment. In the United States, uterine cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women, with an estimated 49,560 women diagnosed in 2013. In addition to surgery, 38 percent of...

2013-12-17 11:27:33

The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, covering the period 1975–2010, showed death rates for lung cancer, which accounts for more than one in four cancer deaths, dropping at a faster pace than in previous years. The recent larger drop in lung cancer deaths is likely the result of decreased cigarette smoking prevalence over many years, and is now being reflected in mortality trends.  The lung cancer death rate decline, as well as declines in colorectal, breast, and...

Hematologic Cancers In Women Linked To Airborne Allergies: Study
2013-11-24 05:27:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers analyzing the interactions between cancer and a person’s immune system have discovered a link between airborne allergies and an increased risk of blood cancers – but only in women. According to the study, which currently appears online and will be published in the December print edition of the American Journal of Hematology, the link was strongest when a history of allergies to plants, grass and trees was present....

2013-11-06 23:20:38

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: EpiCast Report: Pancreatic Cancer - Epidemiology Forecast to 2022. London (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Summary Pancreatic cancer is one of the most fatal cancers around the world, with the highest incidence and mortality rates found in developed countries (Michaud, 2004). Pancreatic cancer originates from transformed cells from tissues within the exocrine component of the pancreas. The most common type is adenocarcinoma associated...

2013-10-28 11:33:50

Genealogical and medical records of males in Utah's multi-generational families were analyzed An analysis of the genealogical and medical records of males in Utah's multi-generational families strongly supports the case that inherited variations in the Y chromosome, the male sex chromosome, play a role in the development of prostate cancer, according to a study presented today (Friday, Oct. 25) at the American Society of Human Genetics 2013 meeting in Boston. The study identified...

2013-10-11 23:20:07

It appears that the thousands of nationwide walks to raise funds to find a cure for breast cancer have a residual health effect: they can help reduce the risk of breast cancer of the participants. TrekDesk offers a solution to keep people moving throughout the day. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 New research published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention by the American Association for Cancer Research found walking just one hour per day lowered the risk of...

2013-10-01 18:00:56

Rates increasing among African-Americans; reasons unclear Breast cancer incidence rates increased slightly among African American women from 2006 to 2010, bringing those rates closer to the historically higher rates among white women, according to a new analysis by American Cancer Society researchers. The explanation behind the rise is unclear. The finding is published in Breast Cancer Statistics, 2013 published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, a peer-reviewed journal of the...

2013-09-19 13:12:29

Study supports 10-year screening interval, with more frequent intervals if personal history of adenoma or family history of colorectal cancer According to a large, long-term study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), 40% of all colorectal cancers might be prevented if people underwent regular colonoscopy screening. The new research also supports existing guidelines that recommend that people with an average risk of colorectal cancer should have a colonoscopy every 10 years. The...


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