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How aspirin might stem cancer
The New York Times
The use of aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs significantly reduces the risk for cancer, but no one has been able to explain why. Now researchers have found that these drugs slow the accumulation of a type of DNA change called somatic genome abnormalities, or S.G.A.'s, that lead to uncontrolled cell growth.
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Roche submits filing to FDA for cervical cancer primary screening indication for cobas(R) HPV Test
PR Newswire via The Wall Street Journal
Roche recently announced it has submitted a Premarket Approval supplement to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking the addition of a cervical cancer primary screening indication for the cobas(R) HPV Test. Approval of the expanded indication would mean the cobas(R) HPV Test could be used as the first-line test rather than Pap cytology as part of a cervical cancer screening strategy.
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Are women meeting cancer-prevention recommendations? Not really
Oncology Nurse Advisor
Most women who reported eating a healthful diet and being physically active to ward off cancer were, in fact, not meeting the minimum recommendations for cancer prevention, according to recent survey findings.
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Some tanners return to the booth after skin cancer
Reuters via Yahoo! News
One in seven people goes back to a tanning bed after being diagnosed with skin cancer, according to a new research letter. Indoor tanning is known to increase a person's risk for cancer.
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Outdated practice of annual cervical-cancer screenings may cause more harm than good
Medical Xpress
For decades, women between the ages of 21 and 69 were advised to get annual screening exams for cervical cancer. In 2009, however, accumulating scientific evidence led major guideline groups to agree on a new recommendation that women be screened less frequently: every three years rather than annually.
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New guidelines recently released on screening for prostate cancer
Lexington Herald Leader
The American Urology Association recently released new guidelines for prostate cancer screening, recommending that physicians screen patients age 55-69, but only at the patient's request and as a shared decision based on health, values and principles.
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Adjuvant chemo boosts survival in advanced stomach cancer
Medscape Medical News
After surgery for advanced gastric cancer, treatment with capecitabine and oxaliplatin cuts the risk for death by 34 percent over five years, compared with surgery alone, according to new data from the Capecitabine and Oxaliplatin Adjuvant Study in Stomach Cancer study.
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Biomarkers may predict who will respond to breast cancer prevention therapy
Oncology Nurse Advisor
Single nucleotide polymorphisms in or near the genes ZNF423 and CTSO were associated with breast cancer risk among women who underwent prevention therapy with tamoxifen and raloxifene, according to recently published data.
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Less than half of parents aware of CT-scan cancer risk
CBS News
Computed tomography scans contain 60 to 80 times the radiation that a normal X-ray does. However, less than half of parents are aware that CT scans can pose a cancer risk to their child, new research reveals.
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Radiation risk matters in cancer screening
Medical Physics Web
CT wins the cost-benefit analysis in most cancer screening tests involving the modality, but the risks of ionizing radiation aren't negligible and should continue to be scrutinized as a factor in screening decisions.
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Study: Red meat tied to poor colorectal cancer outcomes
Cancer Network
A study of colorectal cancer survivors shows those who consume higher amounts of red and processed meats before a colorectal cancer diagnosis are at higher risk of death from any cause compared to those who eat less of both types of meat.
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Genetic screen finds new treatment targets for lung cancer
Medical Xpress
Cancer Research UK scientists are the first to use an efficient new screening strategy to identify gene faults in tumor cells that are possible drug targets for the most common form of lung cancer.
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AJCC calls for contributors to Cancer Staging Manual, 8th Edition
American Joint Committee on Cancer
The American Joint Committee on Cancer is seeking cancer professionals to collaborate on the development of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 8th Edition.

A number of opportunities are available in two areas:
  • Disease Site Expert Panel: Members will research, write, review or otherwise contribute to chapter content.
  • Review Core: Members will provide expert review of all content in the areas of evidence-based medicine and statistics, precision medicine, cancer registry and surveillance and data harmonization.

    Access the application online. AJCC will not accept unsolicited curriculum vitaes. Only individuals who complete this application will be considered. The application period will close July 31. Contact ajcc@facs.org for more information.

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