Blood testing could possibly aid in the detection of a relapse in cancer survivors, according to a new study. In the new study, researchers followed 55 women from England who had been diagnosed with an early stage form of breast cancer, then had been treated through surgery as well as chemotherapy. Researchers monitored ctDNA in the blood tests of the women following surgery.
A steady regimen of low-dose aspirin, or baby aspirin, may lower the risk of developing colon cancer, according to a new study. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that men and women who took low-dose (75 to 150 milligrams) aspirin for five years or more saw their risk of colon cancer drop by 27 percent.
The use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, has been found to be 95 percent less harmful to the health of smokers than tradition cigarettes in a new study. The study, commissioned by Public Health England and conducted by academic experts, states that this is due to the lack of harmful, cancer-causing chemicals in e-cigarettes that are found in their traditional counterparts.
Drinking even small amounts of alcohol could increase the risk of developing cancer, according to a new study from researchers in the U.K. For the study the researchers reviewed data from two larger studies including over 100,000 citizens in America. The study found that those who reported even light drinking were more likely to suffer cancers in the mouth, throat, digestive tract and more.
Colon cancer patients who drink regular amounts of coffee may be at a decreased risk of recurrence, according to a new study from researchers at the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. The researchers found that those who had stage three colon cancer and drank four or more cups of coffee a day were 52 percent less like to suffer a recurrence of death.
A new study suggests that birth control pills can reduce the risk of endometrial cancer. The study, published in The Lancet Oncology, estimates that in the last 50 years, oral contraceptives have prevented approximately 400,000 deaths from endometrial cancer. The paper looked at 36 existing studies over five decades that involved data on 27,276 women diagnosed with endometrial cancer.
A new urine test may help to find undiagnosed cases of pancreatic cancer early, according to a new study from researchers at the Centre for Molecular Oncology at Barts Cancer Institute of Queen Mary University of London. For the study the researchers examined urine from 192 from patients with pancreatic cancer, 92 with chronic pancreatitis and 87 healthy people.