Friday, December 14, 2018

Lifestyle Intervention Associated with Higher Disease-free Survival Rates in Breast Cancer

According to results of a study presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), held December 4–8, 2018 in San Antonio, TX, survivors of early-stage breast cancer who participated in a lifestyle intervention on healthy habits lost weight and experienced higher rates of disease-free survival if they completed the program. This study was funded, in part, by Chugai, Glaxo...

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...

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...

Increased Popularity of E-cigarettes Results in Alarming Rise of Young Smokers

Findings from the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that more than 3.6 million middle and high school students are or have been current (past 30 day) e-cigarette users in 2018.  This represents a dramatic increase of more than 1.5 million students...

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...

Parents Consider Cancer Prevention Potential the Primary Reason for HPV Vaccination

Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines are designed to prevent infection by certain types of human papilloma virus. The currently available vaccines generally protect against two, four, or nine types of HPV infection. But all vaccines protect against at least HPV type 16 and 18 that cause the greatest risk of cervical cancer. The human papilloma virus, a group of more...

Patients with Diabetes have an Increased Risk of Developing and Dying from Breast and Colon Cancer

Diabetes and cancer are common diseases with tremendous impact on health and healthcare worldwide expenditure. A growing number of epidemiological and clinical studies find evidence suggesting that diabetes is directly linked to an increased risk of developing certain types of cancer. Now, researchers in The Netherlands have performed a unique meta-analysis that excludes all other causes of death and...

Link between Stress and Cancer: 'Master-Switch' Turns Our Own Bodies Against Us

In an unexpected finding, scientists have linked the activation of a stress gene in immune system cells to the spread of breast cancer to other parts of the body. Researchers say the study suggests this gene, called ATF3, may be the crucial link between stress and cancer, including the major cause of cancer death – its spread, or metastasis....

Cutting Calories May Improve Response to Cancer Treatment

Restricting calories for a defined period of time may improve the success of cancer treatment. This is one of the conclusions in a study published today in the online edition of Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).The results of this study offer valuable new data on how caloric intake may play a role in programmed...

Study Examines Link Between Oral Health Oral Cancer-causing HPV Infection

Results of a recent study published in August 21, 2013 online edition of Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, shows that poor oral health, including gum disease and dental problems, was found to be associated with oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.Commenting on the published results, Thanh Cong Bui, DrPH., postdoctoral research fellow in...

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