News tagged with cancer epidemiology

Study links age, insurance, but not race, to chemo rates

(HealthDay) -- For women with breast cancer, disease characteristics correlate significantly with chemotherapy receipt, with no indication of racial barriers to treatment, according to a study published online ...

Aug 10, 2012
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People with allergies may have lower risk of brain tumors

(Medical Xpress) -- New research adds to the growing body of evidence suggesting that there's a link between allergies and reduced risk of a serious type of cancer that starts in the brain. This study suggests the reduced ...

Aug 03, 2012
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What would happen without PSA testing?

Eliminating the PSA test to screen for prostate cancer would be taking a big step backwards and would likely result in rising numbers of men with metastatic cancer at the time of diagnosis, predicted a University of Rochester ...

Jul 30, 2012
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Vitamin E may lower liver cancer risk

High consumption of vitamin E either from diet or vitamin supplements may lower the risk of liver cancer, according to a study published July 17 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Jul 17, 2012
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Technique spots disease using immune cell DNA

When a person is sick, there is a tell-tale sign in their blood: a different mix of the various types of immune cells called leukocytes. A group of scientists at several institutions including Brown University has discovered ...

Jul 09, 2012
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