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Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference
The Medical Conference will present updates on basic science, clinical, and survivorship issues that relate to the development, treatment, and sequelae of metastatic breast cancer. (2016-08-09)

GICC 2016 will highlight primary therapy of early GI cancer
The 3rd St. Gallen International Gastrointestinal Cancer Conference, #GICC2016, will address primary therapy of early GI cancer with a strong focus on pancreatic and biliary cancer. This conference will be held in St. Gallen, Switzerland from March 10-12, 2016. (2015-12-01)

The environment and cancer
In the fourth article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal series on Environment and Health, Dr. Richard Clapp of the Department of Environmental Health at Boston University, reviews the relationship between environmental exposure and cancer. (2000-10-16)

Global Liver Cancer Conference
This event brings international scientists together to fight liver cancer. It will be hosted over a span of two days. The first full day will be researchers sharing their knowledge, followed by a poster session. On the second day, a panel of physicians will share and learn the optimal medical and surgical management of liver cancer. (2015-03-02)

Cancer in Canada
Mortality rates for most types of cancer in Canada are declining, although rates for some are increasing, states this article on the changing size and nature of cancer in Canada. (2008-11-17)

Many women diagnosed with cancer have sexual health concerns
A new review published in the European Journal of Cancer Care indicates that, in women diagnosed with cancer, concerns pertaining to sexual health are diverse, multiple, and pervade all types and stages of cancer. (2017-08-11)

H. Kim Lyerly appointed to the National Cancer Advisory Board
H. Kim Lyerly, M.D., director of the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been appointed by President Bush to the National Cancer Advisory Board. (2008-06-13)

New Zealand's colorectal cancer rates are on the rise in young adults
A recent analysis found a decrease in the overall incidence of colorectal cancer in New Zealand, but an increased incidence of rectal cancer in those under 50 years of age. (2017-04-05)

Are men with a family history of prostate cancer eligible for active surveillance?
Active surveillance -- careful monitoring to determine if or when a cancer warrants treatment -- is an increasingly prevalent choice for prostate cancer, but it's unclear if the strategy is appropriate for men with a family history of prostate cancer. A recent analysis of the medical literature concluded that a family history of prostate cancer does not appear to increase a patient's risk of having more aggressive prostate cancer. (2017-04-06)

Cancer survivors' experiences with financial toxicity
A recent Psycho-Oncology analysis of published studies found that few cancer survivors received financial information support from healthcare facilities during their initial treatment, even though cancer-related financial toxicity has multiple impacts on survivors' health and quality of life. (2020-05-06)

Media can register now for 24th EORTC-NCI-AACR symposium; Most abstracts published online on Oct. 23
Journalists can register now to attend the 24th EORTC-NCI-AACR cancer symposium in Dublin, Ireland, Nov. 6-9. The majority of the abstracts for the meeting will be posted online at 09.00 hrs CEST on Oct. 23. (2012-10-08)

Are we there yet? A new tool to measure progress in cancer research
In a new paper published today in ecancermedicalscience, researchers aim to measure progress in cancer research through the use of a new tool that relies on multiple measures to determine the 'progress' and 'value' of research. (2015-01-07)

Financial relationships and prescribing practices between physicians and drug companies
In a study published in The Oncologist, physicians treating certain cancers who consistently received payments from a cancer drug's manufacturer were more likely to prescribe that drug over alternative treatments. (2019-02-06)

Saffron-based crocin prevents liver cancer: Preclinical studies and beyond!!
New study lead by UAE University Prof. Amr Amin unravels mechanisms by which saffron-based 'crocin' protects against liver cancer. (2015-12-31)

Common diabetes drug may help treat ovarian cancer
A new study suggests that the common diabetes medication metformin may be considered for use in the prevention or treatment of ovarian cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study found that ovarian cancer patients who took the drug tended to live longer than patients who did not take it. (2012-12-03)

Breast asymmetry predicts breast cancer
Women who go on to develop breast cancer tend to have breasts that are less symmetrical than women who don't develop the cancer. A study published today in Breast Cancer Research reveals that breast asymmetry could be a reliable independent predictor of breast cancer. The study found that the relative odds of developing breast cancer increased by 1.5 with each 100ml increase in breast asymmetry. (2006-03-19)

CancerSEEK: Generalized screening for multiple cancer types
Researchers have developed a noninvasive blood test based on combined analysis of DNA and proteins that may allow earlier detection of eight common cancer types. In more than 1,000 patients, their method, dubbed CancerSEEK, detected cancer with a sensitivity of 69 to 98 percent (depending on cancer type). (2018-01-18)

Medical informatics project targets ovarian, breast cancers
Researchers at Indiana University, Ohio State University and the University of Missouri have begun a five-year, $8 million project that will help doctors better understand the damage caused by breast and ovarian cancers. (2004-10-25)

Perceived Risks Of Breast Cancer Are Vastly Overestimated
Recently notices on London's Underground warned that women have a one in 12 risk of developing breast cancer. That's only part of the story, say authors of a paper in this week's BMJ. (1998-11-06)

Do cancer and its treatment affect later pregnancy outcomes?
An International Journal of Cancer study found that female survivors of certain types of cancer have higher risks of poor outcomes in pregnancies conceived after diagnosis than women without cancer. (2017-09-12)

Anti-estrogen medication reduces risk of dying from lung cancer
A new study has found that tamoxifen, an anti-estrogen breast cancer medication, may reduce an individual's risk of death from lung cancer. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study supports the hypothesis that there is a hormonal influence on lung cancer and that estrogen levels play a role in lung cancer patients' prognosis. (2011-01-24)

Statins linked to lower risk of early death in patients with colorectal cancer
Use of statins before or after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer was linked with a lower risk of premature death, both from cancer and from other causes, in a Cancer Medicine analysis of published studies. (2019-05-09)

Educational media workshop unites cancer scientists and journalists
The topic of cancer prevention is covered widely in the mainstream media and is often fraught with apparently conflicting information and complex scientific research that is not easily relatable to the lay public. The American Association for Cancer Research and Susan G. Komen for the Cure are working to improve communication between the scientific research community and journalists who cover cancer science by holding a free workshop during the Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research conference. (2007-11-07)

After breast cancer diagnosis, risk of thyroid cancer goes up
Breast cancer survivors are at increased risk of developing thyroid cancer, especially within five years of their breast cancer diagnosis, according to a new analysis of a large national database. The study results will be presented Thursday at the Endocrine Society's 97th annual meeting in San Diego. (2015-03-07)

National Lung Cancer Partnership announces winner of 2008 Career Development Award
National Lung Cancer Partnership is pleased to announce that Adam Marcus, Ph.D., of the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University is the winner of the organization's 2007 Career Development Award. (2008-03-17)

Does selenium prevent cancer? It may depend on which form people take
Scientists are reporting that the controversy surrounding whether selenium can fight cancer in humans might come down to which form of the essential micronutrient people take. It turns out that not all (2011-03-16)

Lung cancer rates are rising in young women across multiple countries
An International Journal of Cancer study that examined lung cancer rates in young adults in 40 countries across five continents uncovered a trend of higher lung cancer rates in women compared with men in recent years. (2020-02-05)

Protein could offer therapeutic target for breast cancer metastasis
A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that targeting a protein known as heat shock protein 47 could be key for suppressing breast cancer metastasis. (2020-02-05)

Leading breast cancer researchers will present latest findings
A group of internationally renowned scientists and clinicians will discuss recent advances in the science and treatment of breast cancer at the second annual Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium on Friday, Sept. 15 to Sunday, Sept. 17 at the Hotel Intercontinental, 505 N. Michigan Ave. The symposium is sponsored by The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. (2000-09-10)

HIV helps explain rise of anal cancer in US males
The increase in anal cancer incidence in the U.S. between 1980 and 2005 was greatly influenced by HIV infections in males, but not females, according to a study published October 5 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2012-10-05)

Pitt Researchers Find Marker For Bladder Cancer
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute researchers are reporting at the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting in New Orleans that they have found the first specific marker that distinguishes tissues from individuals with bladder cancer from those without disease and that can be easily isolated from urine. (1998-03-31)

University of Hawai'i Cancer Center researcher receives 5-year $2.70 million grant
A five-year $2.70 million grant will allow UH Cancer Center researcher to study how gut bacteria can damage the liver and eventually promote the development of fibrosis and liver cancer. (2015-08-26)

Heart failure is as 'malignant' as some common cancers
A new analysis finds that, despite advances in care, men and women with a diagnosis of heart failure continue to have worse survival rates than patients with certain common cancers. (2017-05-04)

Cannabinoids may have a vast array of anti-cancer effects
Previous research has shown that cannabinoids can help lessen side effects of anti-cancer therapies. Now a new British Journal of Pharmacology review has examined their potential for the direct treatment of cancer. (2018-07-18)

Diabetes linked to numerous cancers in large Chinese study
A new Journal of Diabetes study from China, which has the highest number of people with diabetes among all countries, found that type 2 diabetes was linked with an elevated risk of 11 types of cancer in men and 13 types of cancer in women. (2019-05-09)

New technique to study the genetics of breast cancer
A new technique to study genetic changes that can lead to breast cancer could be one step closer. (2008-11-11)

Genetics dominant risk factor in common cancers
A study of individuals who have been adopted has identified genetics as the dominant risk factor in 'familial' breast, prostate and colorectal cancers. (2014-06-27)

Particulate air pollution linked to poor survival in liver cancer patients
In a recent study, exposure to particulate air pollution after being diagnosed with liver cancer was significantly associated with an increased risk of premature death. (2017-06-07)

Study offers strategies to prevent death by suicide in patients with cancer
In addition to focusing on curing or prolonging the life of patients with cancer, it is important to also address mental health aspects of cancer care, especially because there is an elevated incidence of death by suicide in this patient population. A new Psycho-Oncology analysis uncovers opportunities to mitigate the risk of death by suicide among patients with cancer. (2018-07-18)

Smoking linked to higher risk of death among colorectal cancer survivors
Colorectal cancer survivors who smoke cigarettes were at more than twice the risk of death than non-smoking survivors, according to a new American Cancer Society study (2015-02-03)

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