cancer prevention

06/11/2013 - 12:12

The lifetime risk for cancer is greater than 1 in 3 for women in the U.S., but most women do not make the lifestyle choices recommended by the American Cancer Society to reduce that risk and prevent cancer. A multifaceted new survey determined how women view diet and exercise in relationship to cancer and whether they believe they are engaging in healthy behaviors, and whether their diet and exercise choices really meet the minimum recommendations.


10/17/2012 - 13:48

One of the largest, longest, placebo-controlled clinical trials ever done on the use of a daily multivitamin/mineral to prevent cancer in men has shown a remarkable 8 percent drop in overall cancers during a 13-year study period – findings that may have repercussions on health care around the world.

05/29/2012 - 07:23

A new study suggests that aspirin and other similar painkillers may help protect against skin cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings indicate that skin cancer prevention may be added to the benefits of these commonly used medications.

03/21/2012 - 07:46

Prevention is better than cure; however, when it comes to screening for cancer new research shows that U.S. health services are not as cost-effective as international, and publically run, counterparts. The research, published in The Milbank Quarterly, compares U.S. screening services to screening in the Netherlands and found that while three to four times more screening took place in the United States, the rates of mortality were similar.

11/19/2011 - 20:20

Researchers now suggest that fish oil may have the potential to be developed as a cancer chemopreventive agent. Environmental carcinogens termed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons can bind to DNA to form DNA adducts (additional products), which may in turn lead to mutations in critical genes, causing cancer. They found a reduced level of DNA adducts in animals treated with fish oil.