​Poultry Consumption Linked to Cancer Risk

In addition to the known cancer risks associated with consumption of red and processed meats, a new study warns of an increased cancer risk from poultry. "The latest meta-analysis from the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research concluded that red meat was a probable cause and processed meat a convincing cause of colorectal cancer," write the researchers in their presentation abstract in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health , led by first author Anika Knüppe...
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Who Should Receive Breast Cancer Chemoprevention? USPSTF Updates Recommendations

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued an updated recommendation statement on the use of medication to reduce the risk of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most frequently occurring nonskin cancer and the second most common cause of cancer-related death among women, but for whom is the reduction in cancer risk worth the potential adverse effects of the medications? The guidelines, published in JAMA , recommend the use of risk-reducing medications for asymptomatic ...
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Sociodemographic Factors Affect Oral Cancer Screenings

When oral cancers are discovered in the early stage, the survival rate is 82.8% versus 28% when the disease is found after metastasis; therefore, it is important to implement preventive measures for early diagnosis of oral cancer. Researchers evaluated rates of oral cancer among those who have been to the dentist in the past two years to determine if sociodemographic factors, like income or race, predict discrepancies in the rate of diagnosis and found that a significantly high amount of minorit...
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Cancer Burden High in Caribbean

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the Caribbean, with up to a fifth of deaths attributed to the disease. Due to a number of challenging factors, such as the geographical spread of the Caribbean Islands, limited health care resources, and the absence of a plan for cancer control, providing effective cancer treatment is difficult. In many cases, patients lack access to cancer screenings, diagnostics, and treatment. Researchers conducted an analysis of the lack of cancer control in th...
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Higher Cancer Mortality Rates in HIV-Positive Older Patients

According to researchers, the disparity in cancer mortality rates between older patients with both human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and cancer and older patients who have cancer but not HIV is due to more than the suboptimal cancer treatment given to those with HIV. It has previously been established that patients with both HIV and cancer have higher rates of cancer-specific mortality in comparison to other patients with cancer, yet the cause of this discrepancy has not been fully explained. "...
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