Fewer vaccinated young women had abnormalities tied to cervical cancer
Month: July 2016
One of the biggest dangers we face in public health is prematurely declaring victory over a major health threat. Nowhere is that more true than in the case of tobacco use.
Smoking rates have dropped precipitously over the past several decades—a monumental achievement that resulted from implementing evidence based policies and programs, such as increasing tobacco taxes, implementing comprehensive smoke-free laws, and efforts to help smokers to quit.
The Breast Cancer Genetic Study in African-Ancestry Populations initiative is a collaborative research project that will identify genetic factors that may underlie breast cancer disparities. It is the largest study ever to investigate how genetic and biological factors contribute to breast cancer risk among black women.
Adaptive study design allows researchers to match medications to patients more quickly
By tracking the spread of breast cancer cells in mice, researchers have identified two proteins that may regulate the movement of breast cancer cells into and out of bone marrow.
A protein called E-selectin may allow breast cancer cells to enter certain regions of the bone marrow, and another protein, CXCR4, may help breast cancer cells remain within the bone, according to the study results.
Majority of 39,000 annual cases are preventable, CDC says
Unfortunately, they’re often deadly
DNA-based screen would aid treatment decisions for people with early-stage disease
Detection of genetic flaw could help predict or prevent cancer in their relatives, study suggests
Moderate physical activity can ease stress that impairs memory, study suggests