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2013-05-20 23:04:32

Angelina Jolie´s recent news of opting to have a double mastectomy because she has the BRCA1 gene mutation shows how pertinent organizations such as Bright Pink® are to educating women about their choices for optimum health. Chicago (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) set out to raise $5,000 for Bright Pink®, the organization that empowers young women to be proactive with their breast and ovarian health, by the end of 2012. Thanks to its...

2013-05-16 23:25:31

Jean LaMantia, Registered Dietitian, Cancer Survivor and Author of The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook, advises that women with and without the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations can all take preventative measures. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 While some women like Angelina Jolie are aware of their susceptibility to breast cancer and take action to prevent it, not all have the benefit of genetic testing that can forecast looming health risks. Breast cancer caused by...

New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Introduced
2013-05-04 07:28:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Healthy men under the age of 55 do not need routine annual prostate cancer screenings, according to new clinical practice guidelines released by the American Urological Association (AUA). The agency, which USA Today reporter Liz Szabo said “staunchly defended” prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screenings in recent years, has now declared the tests are “not recommended” for anyone under the age of 40, for...

2013-05-02 23:20:53

Diet Doc´s new diet plans offer improved weight loss tips, available to all new patients, providing safe results capable of helping patients avoid the risk of insulin resistance caused by obesity, today. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 While obesity has long been associated with the risk for developing type II diabetes, until now scientists have remained puzzled at the precise link between the two. Researchers in the United Kingdom have just recently isolated a key mechanism found...

Obesity Linked To Increased Risk Of Prostate Cancer
2013-04-24 09:24:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health have discovered that benign precancerous lesions detected in prostate biopsies are more likely to develop into prostate cancer for obese men compared to their normal-weight counterparts. Writing in the online edition of the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, study author and associate professor of epidemiology Andrew Rundle and...

2013-04-18 23:31:32

This study will improve genetic counseling and clinical monitoring of patients and families who present these variants Researchers of the hereditary cancer research group at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) conducted a functional and structural study of seven missense variants of the BRCA1 gene concluding that three of these variants are pathogenic, linked to the risk of suffering breast or ovarian cancer. The study has been...

2013-04-17 14:35:17

A new design of screening could improve ratio between benefit and harms of screening Focusing prostate cancer testing on men at highest risk of developing the disease is likely to improve the ratio between benefits and the harms of screening, suggests a paper published today on bmj.com. Prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening is widely used for the early detection of prostate cancer, but remains highly controversial, as it became widespread long before evidence to prove its value....

2013-04-15 14:05:31

Technique relies on correcting for genetic variants Genetic variants have been identified which can increase serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) concentrations and prostate cancer risk. A new study published in The Journal of Urology® reports that correcting PSA levels for these genetic variants can have significant consequences, including avoiding unnecessary biopsies for some men and eliminating false complacency for others. In this study of 964 healthy Caucasian men, correcting...

Patent Law For The Human Genome
2013-04-15 06:01:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Monday in a case that could determine whether or not human DNA can be patented, which could have a tremendous impact on genetic research, one way or the other. According to Reuters reporter Sharon Begley, “The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted patents on at least 4,000 human genes to companies, universities and others that have discovered and decoded them.”...


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