Monday, November 19, 2018

Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Adulthood Affected by Weight During Adolescence

Adolescent obesity may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer later in life with up to a four-fold increased risk. This is the conclusion of a study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study's results also suggest that overweight and even higher weight within the normal weight range in men may increase pancreatic...

Cancer Mortality May Increase for Successive Generations of Latino Immigrants

In 2016 the United States Census Bureau estimated that 18% of the population in the continental United States and Hawaii, approximately 57.5 million people, identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino. Although cancer is the leading cause of death among Latinos, accounting for 21% of deaths, they are generally less likely than non-Hispanic whites to be diagnosed with the most common...

Culturally Tailored Messages Increase HPV Vaccination of Asian American Adolescents

Results from a pilot study supported by the National Cancer Institute’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities and presented at the 11th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held November 2-5, 2018 in the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, showed the effects of specifically designed culturally...

Survey Shows Public to be Embarrassingly Ignorant about Lung Cancer

Earlier today, two panels of renowned lung cancer experts, advocates and survivors discussed recent breakthroughs in lung cancer screening and the progress and hope gained through scientific breakthroughs, research funding and patient advocacy. During the meeting, part of the National Lung Cancer Awareness Month Kickoff, results of a national survey will be releases highlighting Americans’ lack of awareness about lung...

President’s Cancer Panel Identifies Urgent Need to Build on Progress and Increase HPV Vaccination

Each year, human papillomaviruses or HPV causes nearly 630,000 cases of cancer worldwide. The majority of these cancers, roughly 530,000 cases, are cervical cancers, but HPV is also responsible for about 100,000 cancers at five other cancers, including the cancer of oropharynx, anus, penis, vulva, and vagina. HPV also causes genital warts and recurrent respiratory papillomatosis.* The incidence of HPV-associated...

Genetic Profiling may Help Detection and Prevention of Breast Cancer in High-Risk Survivors

Researchers at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, found that common genetic variations can help to identify pediatric cancer survivors who are at increased risk for developing breast cancer while relatively young. The researchers found that a combined evaluation of common variants with small effects and rare predisposing mutations among young female childhood cancer survivors may further...

Study Reveals Higher Risks of HPV-Related Cancers in HIV-Infected Hispanic Adults

A study published in the online edition of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, shows that Hispanic adults infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the United States are at a higher risk of developing cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) than Hispanics from the general population. The study's findings highlight the need for continued efforts...

Brigatinib Reduces Risk of Progression by 73% in NSCLC Patients with Brain Metastases

Data from the Phase III ALTA-1L trial (ALK in Lung Cancer Trial of BrigAtinib in 1st Line; NCT02737501) showed improved intracranial progression-free survival (PFS) and intracranial objective response rate (ORR) with brigatinib (Alunbrig®; Takeda Oncology) compared to crizotinib (Xalkori®; Pfizer/EMD Serono) among anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive (ALK+) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Data for these secondary endpoints was presented in...

Novel Statistical Method Estimates Time to Metastasis of Breast Cancer

A study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), found that while women diagnosed with HR-positive breast cancer have lower risk of progression to metastatic disease soon after the diagnosis, their risk persists for several years. In contrast, the study shows, for...

Lung Cancer Mortality Rates Among Women Projected to Increase

The global age-standardized lung cancer mortality rate among women is projected to increase by 43% from 2015 to 2030. This is the conclusion from a recent analysis of data from 52 countries reported in Cancer Research, a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) covering research on all aspects of cancer and cancer-related biomedical sciences. The...

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