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Researcher finds strong evidence that alcohol causes cancer

July 22, 2016

Strong evidence exists that alcohol consumption causes cancer at seven specific sites in the body, according to a paper published in Addiction.

Those sites are the oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and female breast, Jennie Connor, MB, ChB, MPH, BSc, PhD, DipObst, FAFPHM, professor in the department of preventive and social medicine at Otago University in New Zealand, wrote.

In the Journals

Oropharyngeal cancer incidence on the rise among elderly patients

July 20, 2016
Oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer incidence has increased among younger and older adults, according to the results of a SEER analysis. This increasing incidence…

American Cancer Society endorses CDC’s HPV vaccine recommendations

July 20, 2016
The American Cancer Society endorsed a CDC advisory committee recommendation that all children ages 11 to 12 years old receive HPV vaccination. “HPV vaccination…
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Anaplastic thyroid cancer yields low remission, high recurrence rate after surgery

July 18, 2016
Patients with aggressive thyroid cancer pathology with tracheal and lymphovascular invasion need careful monitoring for the development of distant metastasis, according…
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The Patient with Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer

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Researcher finds strong evidence that alcohol causes cancer

July 22, 2016
Strong evidence exists that alcohol consumption causes cancer at seven specific sites in the body, according to a paper published in…

In the Journals

Oropharyngeal cancer incidence on the rise among elderly patients

July 20, 2016
Oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer incidence has increased among younger and older adults, according to the results of a SEER analysis. This…

American Cancer Society endorses CDC’s HPV vaccine recommendations

July 20, 2016
The American Cancer Society endorsed a CDC advisory committee recommendation that all children ages 11 to 12 years old receive HPV vaccination…

In the Journals

Anaplastic thyroid cancer yields low remission, high recurrence rate after surgery

July 18, 2016
Patients with aggressive thyroid cancer pathology with tracheal and lymphovascular invasion need careful monitoring for the development of distant…

In the Journals

Second gene expression test yields higher positive predictive value for thyroid malignancy

July 14, 2016
A gene expression classifier test has a poor positive predictive value for malignancy in thyroid nodules with atypia of undetermined significance;…

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Unemployment, decreased income often follow thyroid cancer diagnosis in Israel

July 14, 2016
Unemployment and decreased income 2 years after a thyroid cancer diagnosis are common in Israel and may indicate a need for programs to facilitate…

FDA News

FDA grants breakthrough therapy designation to LOXO-101 for solid tumors with NTRK gene fusions

July 14, 2016
The FDA granted breakthrough therapy designation to LOXO-101 for the treatment of unresectable or metastatic solid tumors with neurotrophic tyrosine…

Memorial Sloan Kettering program designed to meet needs of teens, young adults with cancer

July 13, 2016
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center launched a new initiative designed to help teens and young adults with cancer. The program offers services to…

In the Journals

Cancer center advertising expenditures more than triple since 2005

July 11, 2016
Cancer treatment centers in the United States spent $173 million on advertising in the year 2014, according to a research letter published in JAMA

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Cancer risk increased before, after diabetes diagnosis

July 11, 2016
Individuals with type 2 diabetes appeared to have an increased risk for cancer 3 months following and 10 years preceding their diabetes diagnosis…

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