Nutrition Supplements: Do They Do More Harm Than Good?

According to a new study, nutrition supplements may not be as beneficial as nutrients derived from food for reducing all-cause mortality. In fact, certain supplements taken in excess may actually promote some cancers. "As potential benefits and harms of supplement use continue to be studied, some studies have found associations between excess nutrient intake and adverse outcomes, including increased risk of certain cancers," remarked Fang Fang Zhang, MD, PhD, Associate Professor at the Friedman ...
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Education, Socioeconomic Status, and Race Affect Cancer Prevention Behaviors

Even though overall cancer death rates have dropped in the United States, a recent review of the prevalence of lifestyle cancer risk factors revealed that there are huge socioeconomic and racial disparities in major risk factors that, if eliminated, could further accelerate the drop in cancer deaths. Several modifiable lifestyle factors, such as tobacco smoking, excess body weight, high alcohol intake, poor diet, lack of physical activity, ultraviolet radiation exposure, and lack of cancer scree...
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The Impact of the FDA’s Revised Mammography Guidelines: Theresa W. Gillespie, PhD, MA, RN

For the first time in over 20 years, the FDA has proposed amendments to the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) in an effort to expand the information provided to patients and physicians, modernize standards for mammograms, and enable better enforcement of safety and quality regulations. In this interview with i3 Health, Theresa W. Gillespie, PhD, MA, RN, Professor at Emory University School of Medicine and at Emory's Winship Cancer Institute, discusses the significance of these changes and...
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FDA Proposes Modernization of Mammography Services

​ The FDA has proposed regulatory amendments to improve the quality of breast cancer screening by expanding the information provided to patients and physicians, modernizing standards for mammograms, and enabling better enforcement of safety and quality regulations. "Breast cancer is one of the most worrisome health concerns facing women. The FDA plays a unique and meaningful role in the delivery of quality mammography to help patients get accurate screening to identify breast health problem...
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Prostate Cancer: Carbon Ion Radiotherapy Reduces Future Risk

​ A new study reports that compared with photon radiotherapy, carbon ion radiotherapy reduces the risk of subsequent primary tumors in patients with localized prostate cancer. "The risk of subsequent primary cancers in patients with prostate cancer after treatment with photon radiotherapy is small in absolute numbers, but it is higher than that after surgical treatment," explain the authors of the study, which was published in The Lancet Oncology . "Carbon ion radiotherapy has a theoretically lo...
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