Tobacco-Associated Cancers

CDC: Tobacco-Linked Cancers Still Make Up 40 Percent of All Cancers

CDC: Tobacco-Linked Cancers Still Make Up 40 Percent of All Cancers

Fewer people smoking, but cancer burden still high in the U.S.

Cigar Smoking and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Cigar Smoking and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines links between cigar smoking and cancer risk.

Patients With Cancer Not More Likely to Quit Smoking

Patients With Cancer Not More Likely to Quit Smoking

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Patients with cancer, including those with a tobacco-related cancer, do not seem to be more likely to quit smoking than the general population.

Understanding Participation Factors Related to Web- and Phone-based Tobacco Cessation Programs

Understanding Participation Factors Related to Web- and Phone-based Tobacco Cessation Programs

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A recent study examined factors that impact patient preferences for web- and phone-based tobacco cessation programs.

Smokeless Tobacco Users Have Greater Nicotine and Toxin Exposure

Smokeless Tobacco Users Have Greater Nicotine and Toxin Exposure

Exclusive smokeless tobacco users demonstrated higher levels of nicotine and carcinogenic tobacco-specific nitrosamines, compared with exclusive cigarette smokers.

Risk for second primary cancer higher in patients who smoked prior to first cancer

Risk for second primary cancer higher in patients who smoked prior to first cancer

A significant behavior that increases the risk of developing cancer is cigarette smoking.

Secondhand Smoke and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

Secondhand Smoke and Cancer (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet examines the relationship between secondhand smoke and cancer risk.

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.

FDA to regulate e-cigarettes

FDA to regulate e-cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited regulations governing the fast-growing electronic cigarette industry.

ASCO issues tobacco control recommendations

ASCO issues tobacco control recommendations

Improved education, support for tobacco control policies, and more research were recommended by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Potential new prognostic tool found in genes common to tobacco-associated cancers

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Though researchers have explored which genes are mutated in each type of tobacco-associated cancer, until now no one had thought to look across these types for common genes that might predict patient outcomes.

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