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Increase in Genetic Risk of Breast Cancer Triggered by Alcohol Consumption

Increase in Genetic Risk of Breast Cancer Triggered by Alcohol Consumption

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Researchers identified a cancer-causing gene triggered by alcohol use, providing a link between alcohol and breast cancer in cell-based research.

Even light drinking puts women at greater risk to develop cancer

Even light drinking puts women at greater risk to develop cancer

For women, alcohol consumption of 5 to 14.9 g/day linked to increased risk of alcohol-related cancers.

Risk of some cancers increased in women, male smokers with light/moderate drinking

Risk of some cancers increased in women, male smokers with light/moderate drinking

Large study explored the association between light to moderate drinking and increased risk for cancer.

Alcohol consumption linked with less disability in chronic pain

Alcohol consumption linked with less disability in chronic pain

Moderate to heavy drinking might cut the likelihood of disability for people with chronic widespread pain.

Smoking, alcohol consumption may lead to prolonged feeding tube use in head and neck cancer

Smoking, alcohol consumption may lead to prolonged feeding tube use in head and neck cancer

Smoking and alcohol consumption are risk factors for use of a gastrostomy tube in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).

Health benefits linked to moderate drinking may be overestimated

Health benefits linked to moderate drinking may be overestimated

Previous studies linking moderate alcohol consumption to health benefits may have omitted some important details, according to British researchers.

Heavy-drinking in middle-age has a greater influence on stroke than traditional risk factors

Heavy-drinking in middle-age has a greater influence on stroke than traditional risk factors

Drinking more than two alcoholic beverages daily in middle-age may risk your stroke risk.

Moderate alcohol consumption associated with decreased risk of heart failure

Moderate alcohol consumption associated with decreased risk of heart failure

Drinking up to seven alcoholic drinks per week is associated with 20% decreased risk for developing heart failure in men.

Alcohol poisoning has become one of the leading preventable causes of death

Alcohol poisoning has become one of the leading preventable causes of death

Six people die each day from alcohol poisoning or 2,221 people per year in the United States.

Large percentage of nursing students demonstrate hazardous drinking

Large percentage of nursing students demonstrate hazardous drinking

In nursing students, dangerous drinking is prevalent, and more problem drinking among younger students and smokers.

Alcohol and Tobacco Combination Increases Esophageal Cancer Risk

Alcohol and Tobacco Combination Increases Esophageal Cancer Risk

Synergistic effect of alcohol and tobacco almost doubles the risk of developing esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, according to research.

Alcohol and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Alcohol and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet reviews types of alcoholic drinks, the evidence linking alcohol consumption to cancer, the effects of alcohol when combined with tobacco, and notes possible beneficial effects of alcohol.

Alcohol consumption by young women linked to breast cancer

Alcohol consumption by young women linked to breast cancer

Drinking alcohol between menarche and first pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer and proliferative benign breast disease (BBD).

Alcohol-related esophageal cancer risk is reversible

Alcohol-related esophageal cancer risk is reversible

Meta-analysis shows that risk from former drinking diminishes in 16.5 years.

Teen alcohol consumption tied to benign breast disease

Teen alcohol consumption tied to benign breast disease

Folate intake does not provide a protective effect for alcohol-associated benign breast disease.

NCRP addresses consequences of radiation therapy

A report from the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements presents conclusions and recommendations regarding radiotherapy risks.

HPV-related oral cancer responds well to robotic surgery

Robotic surgery done through the mouth is effective for squamous cell carcinoma of the throat, particularly in patients with human papillomavirus.

A new era in management of
 gastrointestinal cancers

A new era in management of
 gastrointestinal cancers

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Key studies presented at the 2011 Oncology Congress focus on treatments, prevention, and early diagnosis of GI tract cancers.

ISFAR publishes rebuttal to anticancer alcohol guidelines

The International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research has taken issue with the contention that guidelines for alcohol consumption are inadequate for cancer prevention.

Current alcohol consumption guidelines will not prevent cancer

An analysis published online by CMAJ charges that current guidelines for alcohol consumption are inadequate for cancer prevention and that new international guidelines are needed.

Heavy drinking increases risk of pancreatic cancer but not always esophageal cancer

Consuming three or more glasses of liquor per day may raise the risk of pancreatic cancer, but even heavier drinking (seven or more alcoholic beverages per day) has been exonerated as a factor in two forms of esophageal cancer.

Red wine may help rapamycin fight breast cancer

Breast cancer cells that are resistant to rapamycin alone may have a better response when the agent is combined with resveratrol, a polyphenol found in grapes and a constituent of red wine.

A broad assessment of symptoms revealed an atypical presentation

A broad assessment of symptoms revealed an atypical presentation

The patient's symptoms suggested a hypopharyngeal tumor, but imaging studies showed the mass in an unexpected location.

Integrative Oncology—December 2010

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The author offers suggestions on how patients with cancer can maintain proper nutrition.

Lifestyle factors may reduce risk of colorectal cancer

Patients who follow specific diet and lifestyle recommendations can reduce their risk of developing colorectal cancer.

Breast Cancer Patients Should Limit Alcohol Consumption to Lower Recurrence

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Alcohol consumption is associated with increased risk of breast cancer recurrence, especially in women who are postmenopausal or overweight, according to a study presented at the CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

The effect on cancer risk of drinking a pint a day

Drinking a pint of beer, a large glass of wine or a couple of measures of spirits a day increases the risk of liver and bowel cancer by a fifth, according to researchers.

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