By analyzing the DNA sequence of patients at different stages of leukemia, researchers have discovered mutations in genes that lead to childhood leukemia of the acute lymphoblastic type, the most common childhood cancer.
Postmenopausal women who in the past 4 years had undertaken regular physical activity equivalent to at least 4 hours of walking per week had a lower risk for invasive breast cancer compared with women who exercised less
The PALB2 gene is potentially one of the most important genes associated with breast cancer after the BRCA1/2 genes.
Diet and nutrition are significant factors in preventing hepatic diseases progressing to hepatocellular carcinoma, and coffee is high on the list of good foods.
Mutations in PALB2 and germline mutations in the multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) tumor-suppressor gene causing MEN1 correlate with increased breast cancer risk, according to two studies.
This fact sheet examines the relationship between secondhand smoke and cancer risk.
Women who recently used birth control pills containing high-dose estrogen and a few other formulations had an increased risk for breast cancer, whereas women using some other formulations did not, according to recent data.
A new study shows how a genetic defect in a specific hormonal pathway may make people more susceptible to developing melanoma.
Researchers describe a novel approach to preventing cervical cancer. The study findings showed a reduction in cervical cancer risk after removal of a discrete population of cervical cells called squamocolumnar junction cells.
Cell phone emit radiation that can be absorbed by human tissue; however, that does not mean that cell phones can cause cancer. An important factor is that cell phone emit non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation—the kind of radiation emitted by microwave—not ionizing radiation—the kind that comes from x-rays.
Lifestyle factors such as overeating, smoking, drinking too much and not enough exercises may be to blame for a sharp rise in liver and skin cancer cases.
Four new genes have been added to the growing list of those known to cause increased breast cancer risk when mutated.
Researchers at New York University College of Dentistry and at University of California San Francisco are investigating a potential association between oral cancers and chronic microbial diseases of the oral cavity.
New research confirms a vulnerability to lung cancer can be inherited and implicates the BRCA2 gene as harboring one of the involved genetic mutations.
Approximately 70% of women who have both breasts removed following a breast cancer diagnosis do so despite a very low risk of facing cancer in the healthy breast, new research has found.
In estrogen receptor (ER)+ breast cancer, obesity is positively associated with breast cancer mortality only among pre-/peri-menopausal women, according to new research.
Young women treated with radiation for cervical cancer should begin colorectal cancer screening earlier than traditionally recommended, according to new research.
Age-associated changes in a biochemical process that helps control genes may be responsible for some of the increased risk of cancer seen in older people.
Elevated levels of the fat hormone leptin, higher BMI, and a larger waistline are associated with a greater likelihood of having colorectal polyps in men.
After adjusting for potential confounders, men with high levels of 6-sulfatoxymelatonin demonstrated a significantly lower prostate cancer risk.
a new study reveals that widespread awareness of Angelina Jolie's mastectomy story did not translate into increased understanding of breast cancer risk.
A team of scientists looking into the interplay of the immune system and cancer have found a link between a having a history of airborne allergies with risk of blood cancers in women.
An association between central adiposity and increased risk of esophageal inflammation, metaplasia, and adenocarcinoma found.
This fact sheet explores the evidence of links between artificial sweeteners and cancer risk.
Screening according to current guidelines could miss 10 percent of CRCs diagnosed in relatives.
Risk of colorectal adenoma recurrence up for men with low recreation activity, high sedentary time.
Adolescents' weight and socioeconomic status (SES) may affect their subsequent risk of developing esophageal and gastric cancer, according to a study.
Women of Mexican descent who had more children and breastfed were more likely to develop an aggressive breast cancer, according to results from the Ella Binational Breast Cancer Study.
Researchers have uncovered a decreased risk of breast cancer among women who walk 7 or more hours per week compared with women who walk for 3 hours or less per week.
Which cancer treatments can cause other cancers later in life?
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