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Military Women May Experience Greater Risks for Breast Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Soldiers may seem invincible, but when it comes to breast cancer, many female soldiers are at greater risk than their civilian counterparts. A recent study at Walter Reed Medical Center revealed military women are 20 to 40 percent more likely to face a breast cancer diagnosis than other women in the same age group. Research suggests that increased exposure to risk factors such as oral contraception usage, toxic chemicals and industrial jobs could explain the ...

Researcher Takes Steps to Develop a Non-invasive Early Detection Test For Liver Cancer

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on August 30th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Surbhi Jain, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, who received a fellowship from the Foundation in spring 2009. As a fellow, Dr. Jain researched the development of a urine test for the early detection of liver cancer. This month we caught up with her to learn more about her research and the importance of funding studies in prevention and early detection. 1. What led you to the field of liver cancer ...

Inactivity, a Pandemic More Damaging than Smoking

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 7th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The health risks of inactivity have been found to be more hazardous than smoking and obesity. According to a new study, scientists found that inactivity was tied to 1 in 10 deaths globally in 2008. Harvard researchers estimated that failure to do at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week contributed to almost 10 percent of diseases such as colon cancer, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. Modern conveniences, including cars and ...

New Laser Technology Used to Fight Tumors

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Scientists at the University of Tennessee announced last week that advancements have been made in the field of cancer fighting laser technology. A team of biomedical engineers and physicists collaborated to create a laser that sends out ultra short pulses of light to specifically target a small region of cells. The pulses, sent at approximately every quadrillionth of a second, are precise enough to destroy small tumor tissues. Previous treatments have been limited since laser radiation ...