​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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Cancer Causes More Deaths Than CVD in High-Income Countries

Globally, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the majority cause of death in those aged 35 to 70 years; however, according to a new study, in high-income countries, cancer mortalities are more common than death from CVD. The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, results of which were published in The Lancet, involved 162,534 participants aged 35 to 70 years old from 21 countries across five continents, including low-income countries (LICs), middle-income countries (MICs), and high-incom...
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Congenital Heart Disease Linked to Cancer: Interview With Zacharias Mandalenakis, MD, PhD

One of the most common birth defects, congenital heart disease (CHD) is associated with an increased risk of developing cancer. Zacharias Mandalenakis, MD and colleagues conducted a study to further explore the link between CHD and cancer. In this interview with i3 Health, Dr. Mandalenakis provides insights on this link and strategies for mitigating risk. What led you to research this topic? Zacharias Mandalenakis, MD, PhD: I am an adult cardiologist, and I work at the Adult Congenital Heart Ass...
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Disparities Among Patients With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Historically, triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), a disease that tests negative for estrogen, progesterone, and human epidermal growth factor receptors, is more aggressive and carries a worse prognosis than most other types of breast cancer. Researchers conducted a study to understand risk factors that cause disparities in diagnosis in order to develop preventive measures for TNBC and found that women of color and younger women are most at risk of developing TNBC. For this study, published in ...
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