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Cardiorespiratory fitness levels predict risk for cancer diagnosis, mortality

March 26, 2015

Middle-aged men with a high cardiorespiratory fitness level displayed decreased risks for lung and colon cancers, as well as a decreased risk for cancer-related death if diagnosed later in life, according to results of a prospective, observational analysis.

However, high fitness levels were not associated with a decreased risk for prostate cancer, the study researchers also found.

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Encouraging male HPV vaccination may extend protection against HPV infection

March 17, 2015
Mathematical analyses suggest that public health officials may be able to protect a broader range of the population against HPV infection and related cancers by…
Andrew T. Chan, MD, MPH In the Journals

Effect of aspirin, NSAIDS on colorectal cancer risk differs by genetic variables

March 17, 2015
Use of aspirin or NSAIDs is associated with a reduced risk for colorectal cancer, although the extent of the risk reduction varied based on genetic factors, according to…
Meeting News Coverage

Experts: E-cigarettes may offer public health opportunity

February 24, 2015
The use of e-cigarettes is continuing to increase steadily, with sales of the battery-powered devices expected to exceed those of regular cigarettes by 2021.Although the…
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New Advances, New Options: Evaluating the Changing Landscape of Hemophilia

New Advances, New Options: Evaluating the Changing Landscape of Hemophilia to Optimize Patient Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Biogen Idec.

The bleeding abnormalities associated with hemophilia can have devastating consequences for patients. Recent advances…
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Low Risk AAMDS

Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS:
Case 1 Low Risk MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain MDS…
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Susan G. Lakoski, MD, MS In the Journals

Cardiorespiratory fitness levels predict risk for cancer diagnosis, mortality

March 26, 2015
Middle-aged men with a high cardiorespiratory fitness level displayed decreased risks for lung and colon cancers, as well as a decreased risk for…
In the Journals

Encouraging male HPV vaccination may extend protection against HPV infection

March 17, 2015
Mathematical analyses suggest that public health officials may be able to protect a broader range of the population against HPV infection and related…
Andrew T. Chan, MD, MPH In the Journals

Effect of aspirin, NSAIDS on colorectal cancer risk differs by genetic variables

March 17, 2015
Use of aspirin or NSAIDs is associated with a reduced risk for colorectal cancer, although the extent of the risk reduction varied based on genetic…
Meeting News Coverage

Experts: E-cigarettes may offer public health opportunity

February 24, 2015
The use of e-cigarettes is continuing to increase steadily, with sales of the battery-powered devices expected to exceed those of regular cigarettes…
In the Journals

9-valent HPV vaccine noninferior to quadrivalent HPV vaccine

February 18, 2015
A 9-valent HPV vaccine safely and effectively prevented infection and disease related to five types of HPV not targeted by the quadrivalent vaccine…
Sharmila Makhija, MD, MBA Institution Notes

Einstein, Montefiore appoint chair of gynecology

February 14, 2015
Sharmila Makhija, MD, MBA, has been named professor and chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology and women’s health at Albert…
Charlotte Vrinten In the Journals

Cancer fear limits colorectal cancer screening uptake

February 13, 2015
Adults who worry about cancer are more likely to want to get screened for colon cancer, but those who are uncomfortable about the thought of the…

Ludwig, Hilton Foundation launch research for colon cancer prevention

February 13, 2015
Expanding their current partnership, Ludwig Cancer Research and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation have launched a new $10 million, 5-year research…
Avi Biswas In the Journals

Prolonged sedentary time associated with chronic disease risks

January 19, 2015
Extended sedentary time was linked to harmful health outcomes, irrespective of physical activity, according to a recent study in Annals of Internal
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AACR, ASCO recommend regulation of e-cigarettes, other electronic nicotine delivery systems

January 8, 2015
A joint statement issued today by the American Association for Cancer Research and ASCO calls for the regulation of electronic cigarettes and other…
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