Category Archives: Prevention

HPV vaccination: A public health priority

Today, National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers across the country issued a consensus statement urging action to increase vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV). The American Cancer Society’s Debbie Saslow, Ph.D., director of cancer control intervention, HPV & women’s cancers, says the time … Continue reading

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The President’s Cancer Moonshot: An Opportunity to Save Lives

Otis Brawley, M.D., chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, today responded to the President’s call for a national effort to fight cancer. “The President’s commitment to a moonshot against cancer led by Vice President Biden is a galvanizing … Continue reading

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Study: Reducing Nicotine Leads to Less Smoking

A new study appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine finds lowering nicotine levels in cigarettes led smokers to smoke fewer cigarettes. The study was short, just six weeks,  so the authors say it should be viewed as preliminary. But … Continue reading

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Colon Cancer Hotspots: More Similar to Romania and Russia than to Rest of the U.S.

The large drop in colorectal cancer death rates in the United States is one of the real success stories in cancer. But while the risk of death from colorectal cancer is at a historical low for most Americans, progress has lagged among residents … Continue reading

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Cancer and Bad Luck: We Asked the Source, and Guess What?

Headlines over the past week or so have reported that two in three cancers are due to “bad luck,” attributing that statement to an impressive piece of work from a collaboration between former ACS Research Professor and Medal of Honor … Continue reading

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Low dose aspirin: More evidence it can protect against colon cancer

A study appearing in the most recent Annals of Internal Medicine concludes that low- dose aspirin used every other day may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in healthy women. The report comes from a large study of nearly 40,000 … Continue reading

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Angelina Jolie Writes about Prophylactic Mastectomy

Actress Angelina Jolie has authored an opinion piece in the New York Times about her choice to have a prophylactic mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer. Ms. Jolie says her family and genetic history gave her an 87% … Continue reading

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