Exercise may Improve Cardiovascular Function During Adjuvant Breast Cancer Treatment

According to results of the Energy Balance and Breast Cancer Aspect (EBBA)-II trial (NCT02240836) , sponsored by the Norwegian Research Council, Norwegian Health Authority, Oslo University Hospital, St Olavs Hospital, and Active Against Cancer – Gjensidige Foundation, presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), held December 4–8, 2018, women who underwent a supervised program of cardiovascular exercise...

The Future of Medicine is Bright: Personalized Medicine, Predictive Analytics and Big Data

Modern medicine is to change dramatically. Over the past 200 years medicine has seen extraordinary developments and advances. From microbiology to the sequencing of the human genome, the advent of CRISPR–Cas genome editing to potentially treat disease and advance drug discovery and development, as well as a better understanding of underlying biology of cancer and hematological disease, and the availability...

Changing Behaviors: Cigarette Smoking Declines As Vaping Increases in Popularity

Vaping and e-cigarettes have become more popular than tobacco cigarettes with teens. But how does vaping influence trends in smoking? And how does vaping impact trends in smoking and smoking cessation in youths and young adults? A comprehensive analysis, funded in part by the National Cancer Institute, examined the relationship between vaping and smoking among youth and young adults. The...

Adding Negative Social Cues on Tobacco Packaging May help Denormalize Smoking

Tobacco packaging may an important tool to convey an anti-smoking messages. Today, this approach has predominantly been limited to fear‐based health appeals, but an experimental approach seems to suggest that other options may also help. A study funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs suggests that tobacco packaging...

Battling Obesity and Cancer – An Integrated Team’s Approach

When the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO®) conducted the National Cancer Opinion Survey in July 2017, the results revealed something rather surprising. The survey showed that while 78 percent and 66 percent of respondents correctly identified tobacco use and sun exposure, respectively, as risk factors for cancer, only 31 percent correctly identified obesity as a risk factor for...

Lower Burden and Better Mental Health Outcomes Reported by African-American Caregivers

Informal caregivers, such as partners, children and other family members as well as close friends, provide essential support to cancer patients. Following diagnosis and the first phases of the disease, these individuals may offer practical help by accompanying the patient during doctor visits, care and, provide psychological support to help the 'new' patient cope with uncertainty and fear. In...

National Cancer Institute Awards $16 million Grant to Establish a Cancer Health Equity Center

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded a five-year, U.S. $ 16 million grant to establish a cancer health equity center at the University of Florida and partner institutions, inducing, Florida A&M University and the University of Southern California. Combined, Florida and California have the highest cancer incidence and mortality in the United States and the new center is designed...

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...

Aggressive Tobacco Control Programs Reduces California Lung Cancer Deaths by 28%

California has reduced smoking faster than any other state in the Unites States. Early adoption of tobacco control efforts led to fewer people ever smoking, reduced the amount used by those who do smoke and helped smokers quit at a younger age — when their risk of developing lung cancer is lowest. As a result, the authors of a new...

First-Ever U.S. Guidelines for Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia Ensures Life-saving Treatmentnt

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network®, also known as NCCN®, a not-for-profit alliance of 27 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, has released new treatment guidelines for a group of rare cancers that impact women during pregnancy. Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN), also known as gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD), begins in the layer of cells called the...

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