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New Analysis Confirms Suspected Bias of Large U.S. Prostate Screening Study

A new paper appearing in Annals of Internal Medicine used simulation modeling to try to correct for a known bias in a notable U.S. trial of prostate cancer screening, called PLCO. That study along with a large European one played an … Continue reading

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14: The Unmentioned Number in the Prostate Cancer/Coffee Story

Headlines across the Internet blared with the news over the past week that coffee could cut the risk of prostate cancer in half.  It was an irresistible headline. But just how reliable was the finding? What if I told you … Continue reading

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Melanoma and Alcohol: Another Explanation

A study out today links alcohol intake with an increased risk of melanoma. But is UV radiation from tanning beds a possible cause for the finding? 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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Patients Are Paying for Confusion Over Colonoscopy Screening

A new report shows that not all consumers are receiving screening for colorectal cancer free of charge, as required by the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading

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