News tagged with cancer risk

Obese women 40 percent more likely to get cancer

Obese women have around a 40 per cent greater risk of developing a weight-related cancer in their lifetime than women of a healthy weight, according to new figures released by Cancer Research UK today.

Mar 16, 2015
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Cancer risk linked to DNA 'wormholes'

Single-letter genetic variations within parts of the genome once dismissed as 'junk DNA' can increase cancer risk through wormhole-like effects on far-off genes, new research shows.

Feb 19, 2015
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