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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...

2013-09-03 16:26:37

Awareness of lung cancer screening is top priority for national group that pushed for recommendation, set national responsible screening guidelines Emotional ads, "Moments Map" urge public to know if they are at risk, get scanned and live to experience more moments WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) now recommending low-dose CT scans to screen those most at risk for lung cancer, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) today...

2013-09-02 19:14:47

Gap with developing countries grows Measures taken in developed countries to reduce noncommunicable diseases – the leading causes of death globally – have improved the life expectancy of women aged 50 years and older over the last 20 to 30 years. But, according to a study that will be published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization on 2 September, the gap in life expectancy between such women in rich and poor countries is growing. The WHO study, one of a collection of...

2013-08-12 23:17:56

RnRMarketResearch.com adds Latest Report on “MediPoint: In-vitro Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests - Global Analysis and Market Forecasts” to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer, and the second most common cause of mortality amongst cancer patients. The prognosis is directly related to early diagnosis, with survival rates dramatically improved by early diagnosis and treatment. Thanks to the introduction...

2013-08-09 08:20:44

Open data-sharing collaboration with Uniformed Services University and Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine offers new model for scientific discovery BOSTON, Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Berg, a biopharmaceutical company committed to uncovering health solutions through a data-driven, biological research approach, announced today an ambitious new partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense under a Cooperative Research and Development...

Cancer Risk Higher For Taller Women
2013-07-26 05:46:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Taller postmenopausal women are at greater risk for developing cancer, although other factors that influence height might also be involved, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. The link was seen across a number of cancers, including breast, colon, endometrium, kidney, ovary, rectum, and thyroid, as well as multiple myeloma and melanoma. These associations did not...

2013-07-22 23:01:37

Study Published Today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute Examines Data from 54% of Asian American Population Fremont, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 Based on a comprehensive study that included more than half the Asian American population, scientists from the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) have produced the first ever analysis of national trends in cancer incidence among the eight largest Asian American groups. The researchers, led by CPIC Research Scientist...

2013-07-10 16:05:41

Different factors influence delay between diagnosis and first course of treatment for breast cancer for African-American and White women. The study used data from the Carolina Breast Cancer Study (CBCS) Phase III, a program of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Scientists found that among White women, household size and losing a job due to one's diagnosis were reasons for delay in treatment, while among African-American women, the type of treatment received influenced delay. Both...