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2013-04-09 08:30:55

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and HackensackUMC's John Theurer Cancer Center to Develop Consortium WASHINGTON and HACKENSACK, N.J., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and John Theurer Cancer Center, part of Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J., announce the establishment of an oncology affiliation agreement to foster robust...

2013-04-01 10:36:59

LA Biomed researcher studied the effects of combined hormone therapy Dr. Rowan Chlebowski, MD, PhD, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute lead researcher and author of a study released March 29 by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, issued the following statement regarding the latest findings from the Women's Health Initiative, the largest-ever study of hormonal therapy in post-menopausal women. The study Dr. Chlebowski authored reported that estrogen plus progestin use is...

2013-04-01 10:31:57

Estrogen plus progestin use is linked with increased breast cancer incidence. In addition, prognosis is similar for both users and nonusers of combined hormone therapy, suggesting that mortality from breast cancer may be higher for hormone therapy users as well, according to a study published March 29 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. In the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) randomized trial, estrogen plus progestin was associated with an increase in both breast cancer...

2013-03-19 16:29:19

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-led study links inherited variations in a few genes to a substantially increased risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia and helps to explain ethnic differences in the cancer's incidence MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes that carry instructions for assembling the proteins that do the work of cells. Work led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital found that children who inherit certain...

2013-03-15 16:24:49

By the National Cancer Institute Editor's Note: The following article is part of the monthly Lifelines education and awareness print series that the National Cancer Institute provides to African American news and information outlets. BETHESDA, Md., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If a screening test could not only catch cancer early but also help to prevent it, could you think of any reason not to have the test? (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111018/DC89117LOGO)...

2013-03-14 11:05:56

Initial vaccinations for human papillomavirus (HPV) at a young age is important for maximizing quadrivalent HPV vaccine effectiveness according to a Swedish study published March 13 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. HPV vaccination programs have been launched around the world in hopes of preventing cervical cancer and other HPV-related cancers. While incidence of genital warts is the earliest possible disease outcome to measure the efficacy of the HPV vaccine, the results of...

2013-03-08 12:25:11

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Urges Members Of Congress To Protect Cancer Research MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is calling attention to the potential affects sequestration will have on medical research, and specifically pancreatic cancer research. The onset of sequestration could lead to significant and harmful cuts to the budget of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), which...

2013-02-27 10:32:37

Lynch Syndrome is a heritable genetic mutation that causes colorectal, endometrial and other cancers. A cooperative study that included the University of Colorado Cancer Center, published in this month´s issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, revises the risk of colorectal cancer down but other cancers up for women with Lynch Syndrome who have had endometrial cancer. “This new information helps patient care in two important ways. First, it helps us counsel women...

2013-02-25 16:26:01

By the National Cancer Institute BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Editor's Note: The following article is part of the monthly Lifelines education and awareness print series that the National Cancer Institute provides to African American news and information outlets (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111018/DC89117LOGO) Seeking medical care often feels like entering a maze. The best path forward is not always clear, and the future is uncertain. All...

Breast Cancer Mutation Linked To Early Onset Menopause
2013-01-30 09:42:51

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) recently conducted a study that showed a significantly earlier onset of menopause for women who inherited a mutation in one of the breast cancer susceptibility (BRCA) genes. These genes, known as BRCA1 or BRCA2, are tumor suppressor genes, meaning that they prevent uncontrolled cell growth. The study is of particular importance as it points to the possibility...