Category Archives: Environment

Alcohol and Cancer: Sobering Statistics

A new study says that alcohol consumption causes 18,000 to 21,000  cancer deaths per year, or about 3.5 percent of all U.S. cancer deaths. Researchers led by National Cancer Institute scientists say breast cancer accounts for more than half of alcohol attributable cancer deaths in women, … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer and the Environment: We Need Answers

A new report from an expert committee established by Congress to examine the current state of breast cancer and the environment research  says more collaboration is needed among researchers with varying expertise to  focus research in the most promising areas. … Continue reading

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Study Looks at Cancer Rates in World Trade Center Responders

A new report concludes that early responders to the World Trade Center terrorist attack have an increased incidence of prostate and thyroid cancers and multiple myeloma. The report appears in the December 19 issue of JAMA. The authors caution that … Continue reading

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Hay Fever and Asthma: A Combination that Lowers the Risk of Death from Colon Cancer?

A new study from the American Cancer Society concludes people with both hay fever and asthma — but not people with only one of the conditions — have an approximately 17 percent lower risk of death from colorectal cancer. The … Continue reading

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Should women be concerned about cadmium exposure?

I’m not usually one to freak out about things, but I must admit my ears perked up when I read a recent study in the journal Cancer Research linking cadmium exposure to an increased risk of breast cancer. Cadmium, a … Continue reading

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Researchers Link Higher Prostate Cancer Rates to Countries with More Oral Contraceptive Use

A new study appearing in BMJ Open compared rates of prostate cancer in dozens of countries worldwide with oral contraceptive use and finds countries with more use of oral contraceptives have higher rates of prostate cancer incidence and mortality. The … Continue reading

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American Cancer Society Scientist Appointed to World Trade Center Health Panel

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has appointed 15 independent panelists to review scientific and medical evidence and make recommendations to the World Trade Center Health Program’s Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee. Among them, Elizabeth Ward, Ph.D., national vice president of … Continue reading

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