Prevent HPV-related cancer, get HPV vaccination

NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine are among the nation’s top cancer centers calling for increased human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for the prevention of cancer. The statement comes in response to the public health threat posed by low national vaccination rates for HPV. The centers are urging physicians, parents and young adults … Read more

Antioxidants may promote cancer spread

Researchers have made a discovery that suggests cancer cells benefit more from antioxidants than normal cells, raising concerns about the use of dietary antioxidants by patients with cancer. Research was conducted by a team of scientists at the Children’s Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI). The studies were conducted in specialized mice that had been … Read more

Personalized Strategies to Reduce Cancer Overtreatment

Major Changes Urged for Cancer Screening and Treatment — Scientific Panel Recommends New Personalized Strategies to Reduce Cancer Overtreatment – To address the growing problem of people being overdiagnosed and overtreated for cancer, a group of scientists convened by the National Cancer Institute and chaired by a UC San Francisco breast cancer expert is proposing a major update of the way the nation approaches diseases now classified as “cancer.”

Cancer patients vulnerable to financial stress and bankruptcy

Cancer diagnosis puts people at greater risk for bankruptcy — Study also shows younger cancer patients are most vulnerable to financial stress – People diagnosed with cancer are more than two-and-a-half times more likely to declare bankruptcy than those without cancer. Younger cancer patients had two- to five-fold higher bankruptcy rates compared to older patients, and that overall bankruptcy filings increased as time passed following diagnosis.

Multivitamins reduce risk of cancer in men

Daily multivitamins reduce risk of cancer in men — Brigham and Women?s Hospital study is the first to examine the long-term affect of multivitamins on a major chronic diseases – A daily multivitamin can help a man reduce his risk of cancer. The Physicians’ Health Study II is the first clinical trial to test the affects of multivitamins on a major disease such as cancer.

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