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American Cancer Society Report Assesses Progress against Goals Set for Nation

A new report assesses how the nation fared against the ambitious challenge goal set by the American Cancer Society to reduce the cancer death rates by 50% over 25 years ending in 2015.  The report finds areas where progress was … Continue reading

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Radon and Hematologic Cancer in Women

A new report from American Cancer Society researchers finds a statistically-significant, positive association between high levels of residential radon and the risk of hematologic cancer (lymphoma, myeloma, and leukemia) in women. The study is the first prospective, population-based study of … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking Trial Reports Positive Results on Screening for Ovarian Cancer

An eagerly anticipated clinical trial shows lifesaving potential for a method to screen for ovarian cancer using annual CA-125 tests and ultrasound. The algorithm used in the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS), whose results are published in The Lancet, reduced the risk … Continue reading

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President Carter, a New Drug, and the Long Road of Research

During his press conference today, President Carter showed us all what dignity and grace looks like, dressed in blue jeans and a blazer. Mr. Carter laid out what is known about his cancer, his plans moving forward, and most remarkably … Continue reading

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President Carter Announces He Has Cancer

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has released a brief statement saying he has been diagnosed with cancer that has spread to other parts of his body. “Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of … Continue reading

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Free time spent sitting linked to higher risk of some cancers in women

For several years now, research, including groundbreaking work done at the American Cancer Society, has sounded the alarm about cancer risk associated with time spent sitting. Now a new study co-authored by Alpa Patel, PhD, who also led earlier work on the … Continue reading

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Tobacco: A Huge Global Cancer Risk

For public health experts, there’s more than a little irony in the fact that perhaps the biggest threat to human health globally is heavily marketed around the world by one of the most successful industries that exists: tobacco. This week, … Continue reading

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