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Heart health = Cancer prevention

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 4th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Healthy habits do more than just help protect you and your family from cancer, they can also help prevent other chronic illnesses, such as heart disease. In fact, a recent study suggests heart health may be a vital component in lowering one’s risk for cancer. Researchers tracked over 13,000 people over time who were advised to follow the American Heart Association’s “Life’s Simple 7,” a guide to reducing one’s risk for heart disease, which includes ...

Dramatic increase in anal cancer cases and deaths

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A new study shows the number of people in the U.S. with anal cancer has tripled since the 1970s. Researchers reviewed a collection of data on the most common type of anal cancer cases in the U.S. from 1973 to 2009, and were surprised by the dramatic increase in cases. Although both sexes saw an increase in anal cancer, the rate for men jumped most dramatically - from one in every 100,000 men to three ...

Night shift workers face greater risk for ovarian cancer

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According to a new study, women who work the night shift are at a greater risk for ovarian cancer. Researchers followed more than 1,100 women with advanced ovarian cancer, nearly 400 with early-stage disease and a comparison group of women without ovarian cancer. Night shift work was associated with an increased risk of advanced ovarian cancer and an increased risk of early-stage cancer for women age 50 and older. This type of work has also ...

Researcher Q & A: Researcher examines how message framing and emotions effect screening decisions

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Coordinator on March 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
Klein, William

William Klein, PhD, is the Associate Director of the Behavioral Research Program at the National Cancer Institute. In the spring of 2007, as an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Klein received a grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation. His research looked at how health messages are framed and the role of emotions in medical decision making. For example, are health messages more successful if they focus on the losses from not screening ...