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One alcoholic drink per day increases breast cancer risk

May 23, 2017

Women who consume one alcoholic drink per day are at elevated risk for breast cancer, according to a report from the World Cancer Research Fund and American Institute for Cancer Research.

The report’s authors indicated they found strong evidence that daily consumption of a small glass of wine or beer — equivalent to about 10 grams of alcohol — increases premenopausal breast cancer risk by 5% and postmenopausal breast cancer risk by 9%.

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Normal weight in childhood lowers males' risk for adult colon cancer

May 22, 2017
Overweight boys are at increased risk for adult colon cancer compared with normal-weight boys; however, achieving a healthy weight by young adulthood diminishes that…
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Women unlikely to adhere to screening guidelines after HPV vaccination

May 18, 2017
Women who have received the HPV vaccination were less likely to adhere to cervical cancer screening guidelines, suggesting an unintended consequence of the HPV…
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HPV vaccination confers high degree of protection against oral infections, despite underuse

May 17, 2017
The HPV vaccine reduced oral HPV–related infection prevalence among young adults in the United States, according to cross-sectional study results scheduled for…
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Combination Strategies in Melanoma Management: What’s New and What’s Next

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Melanoma is the sixth most common cancer in the United States and the deadliest form of skin cancer. Although it is…
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VIDEO: American Cancer Society's recommendations on breast cancer screening

May 16, 2016
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Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Advanced Bladder Cancer: Applying Clinical Advances and Elucidating Best Practices

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co, Inc.

Advances in immunology and the advent of immune checkpoint blockade inhibition for advanced bladder cancer are poised…
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One alcoholic drink per day increases breast cancer risk

May 23, 2017
Women who consume one alcoholic drink per day are at elevated risk for breast cancer, according to a report from the World Cancer Research Fund and…

Meeting News

Normal weight in childhood lowers males' risk for adult colon cancer

May 22, 2017
Overweight boys are at increased risk for adult colon cancer compared with normal-weight boys; however, achieving a healthy weight by young adulthood…

Meeting News

Women unlikely to adhere to screening guidelines after HPV vaccination

May 18, 2017
Women who have received the HPV vaccination were less likely to adhere to cervical cancer screening guidelines, suggesting an unintended consequence…

Meeting NewsPerspective

HPV vaccination confers high degree of protection against oral infections, despite underuse

May 17, 2017
The HPV vaccine reduced oral HPV–related infection prevalence among young adults in the United States, according to cross-sectional study…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Affordable Care Act increases screening, early diagnosis of certain cancers

May 17, 2017
An uptake in cancer screening after implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2014 has shifted the diagnosis of breast, lung and colorectal…

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Racial, ethnic, socioeconomic disparities persist in CRC screening

May 9, 2017
CHICAGO — Despite improved access to care, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities persist in colorectal cancer screening, particularly…

Industry partnership expands access to blood test for colorectal cancer

May 5, 2017
Applied Proteomics, a company that develops proteome-based blood tests for early detection and monitoring of diseases, has partnered with health care…

Five updates in melanoma/skin cancer detection, prevention

May 5, 2017
The American Academy of Dermatology designated May as National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month in 1997 to raise awareness on…

Five cancer prevention strategies

April 28, 2017
During his presidency, former U.S. President Barack Obama officially proclaimed April as National Cancer Control Month to “move forward in the…

In the Journals

Surveillance colonoscopy linked to lower CRC incidence in at-risk patients

April 28, 2017
Follow-up surveillance colonoscopy after resection of intermediate-risk adenomas was associated with a reduced incidence of colorectal cancer in the…

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