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Prevention and Screening
September 12, 2023
AI shows major promise in breast cancer detection, new studies suggest
September 6, 2023
Cancer cases have increased globally among young adults over past 3 decades: study. Various hypotheses proposed to explain this observation.
August 29, 2023
Headlines misinterpret study finding that most cancer screenings don’t extend life. They may not extend it, but they certainly will get you close to what your expected life span would be if caught early and treated.
August 8, 2023
New therapeutic agent entering Phase 1 trials that has been reported to block a protein (common in many cancers) responsible for tumour growth. Best to wait for results before assigning the “holy grail” designation noted in some reports.
July 4, 2023
WHO adds aspartame to the “possible carcinogen” list as it has for pickled vegetables, aloe vera, Ginkgo Biloba, carpentry and joinery, and common medications like hydrochlorothiazide, progestins, and sulfasalzine, among others.
June 29, 2023
How sunscreen became controversial when studies to date have not shown any conclusive evidence for harm versus the real risk reduction for skin damage and cancer. Time Magazine reviews the issue
June 27, 2023
Study suggests that forest fire smoke exposure is associated with increased risk of tumours. More evaluation required to determine how frequency, dosing, and duration of exposure relates to this outcome amongst other confounding factors.
June 20, 2023
This simple surgery could slash ovarian cancer rates in Canada, specialists say
June 16, 2023
Experimental vaccine shows promise in delaying the return of aggressive brain tumor, glioblastoma.
June 15, 2023
Risk of dying of breast cancer within 5 years has dropped from 15 per cent in the 1990s to five per cent: study