More people may die from undiagnosed lung cancer because they don't qualify for low-dose CT scans, according to a new study. The study, conducted at the Mayo Clinic and published in JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association, states that the percentage of lung cancer patients who smoked at least 30 pack-years declined over the study period.
Cigarette packs with no branding or logos could help reduce smoking rates, according to a new study from researchers at Kings College, London. For the study the researchers reviewed health data collected in Australia, where they have already adopted non-branded cigarette packages with larger health warnings. They found that since adopting the non-branded packs in 2012, smoking has decreased.
The FDA has issued approval to a new breast cancer drug called Ibrance (palbociclib). The new Pfizer product is specifically for use in post-menopausal women with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative metastatic breast cancer and inhibits molecules that enable tumor growth.
Drinking four cups of coffee daily could reduce the risk of endometrial cancer in women, according to a pair of new studies. Using data on more than 456,000 women from two large ongoing studies, published in the February issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, researchers evaluated the dietary habits of more than 2,800 women diagnosed with cancer of the endometrium.
A new study has found that one in four American nonsmokers are still exposed to secondhand smoke. Despite nearly 700 cities (plus 26 states and the District of Columbia) enacting anti-smoking laws, over 58 million people are still exposed to the dangerous smoke of others. The study notes that two out of five children aged 3-11 years are still exposed to secondhand smoke.
A new report shows that lung cancer is now the leading cancer killer of women in developing countries. Epidemiologists have noted that the rise in lung cancer mortality among women in wealthy countries can be attributed to a large uptake in smoking among women four decades ago, with lung cancer deaths spiking now as the cancers take time to develop.
Any smoker who has ever tried to quit knows how hard it is to give it up. The process might be getting easier, though. There have been a number of advances in quit-smoking techniques that might help people ditch the habit. Here is a list of 4 promising advances that could lead to a healthier life for smokers.
There's a lot of reasons to avoid smoking, either doing it yourself or being around other people who do it. Everyone knows this by now, but a few of the facts surrounding smoking can still be pretty surprising.
Here is a list of some surprising facts about smoking:
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Some bacteria may be helpful in the fight against breast cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. For the study the researchers injected the Clostridium novyi-NT bacteria directly into the tumors of six patients. In each patient the bacteria was seen to enter the tumor and consume the cancer cells. Only one of the patients died.
The rates of colon cancer are rising for patients under the age of 50 in the U.S., according to a new study from researchers at UC Irvine. For the study the researchers examined data collected as part of the U.S. National Cancer Institute survey between 1975 and 2010. Over that time period the researchers found that the rate of colon cancer for people age 20 to 34 increased.
Prostate cancer is one of the most dreaded forms of the disease - a major problem in men's health and in the medical community generally. Recent study results released by Medivation Inc. (MDVN) and Astellas Pharma showed that a mid-stage trial of an experimental drug showed some progress. Here a few advancements (and one step back) in the battle to alleviate prostate cancer.
Those who drink four or more cups of coffee a day could be at a decreased risk for developing skin cancer, according to a new study from researchers in the U.K. For the study the researchers examined health records from just under 500,000 adults in the U.S. They found those who reported drinking four or more cups of coffee daily were twenty percent less likely on average to develop melanoma.