Horizons: Cancer News

August 11, 2017

Why Boys and Men Need to Get the HPV Vaccine

Just because men cannot get cervical cancer doesn’t mean they shouldn’t worry about the disease. Especially considering the role they play in spreading the virus that causes it. A recent study shows that 25 percent of men may carry an aggressive strain of the human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus linked to virtually all cases of cervical cancer. The study of men 18-59 years […]

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June 11, 2017

Knowing Your Dad’s Health May Be a Gift to You

This Father’s Day, you may want to sit down with your dad and discuss his medical history. Knowing about your father’s health may help you and your doctor determine your risks for a number of health issues, including cancer, diabetes and heart disease. “We inherit half of our DNA from each parent,” says Eric Fowler, […]

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June 11, 2017

What Men Should Know About New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines

Prostate cancer screening made headlines again recently because of a change in the recommendations about the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent and influential panel of experts, updated its guidance from 2012. The new guidelines, which are still in draft form as the task force seeks public […]

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May 15, 2017

Obesity and Cancer: The Importance of Awareness and Prevention

When it comes to reducing your risk of cancer, maintaining a healthy weight may be as important as avoiding tobacco and overexposure from the sun. In fact, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has found that those who follow a healthy lifestyle, by eating a nutritious diet, limiting alcohol consumption and taking other important steps, are […]

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February 13, 2017

Take a Deep Breath to Protect Your Heart

In February, American Heart Month raises awareness of heart disease and its most common causes. Awareness and prevention information are crucial in helping Americans avoid this disease. For women (and men) undergoing radiation therapy, especially for breast cancer, knowing the potential side effects of radiation therapy on your heart is critical in reducing your risk […]

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January 11, 2017

TAPUR Trial Targets Individual Cancers with Treatments Outside of FDA-approved Indication

Researchers have launched a new study designed to broaden access to drugs for some patients with advanced cancers and to collect and share data on individual responses to drugs that have not yet been approved for their specific cancer types. The Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry (TAPUR) study is for patients who had genomic […]

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January 11, 2017

Five Viruses that Cause Cancer

Five viruses have been added to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 14th Report on Carcinogens, released in November 2016. The report identifies environmental factors, including infectious agents, known (or reasonably anticipated) to cause cancer. It’s estimated that 12 percent of human cancers worldwide are caused by viruses, which are made up of […]

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December 12, 2016

Celebrate with Mocktails, not Cocktails

Wine, champagne, winter lagers, and festive cocktails — celebrating the holidays often includes libations special to the season. But do these spirited drinks increase your risk of cancer? A new analysis shows a direct link between alcohol and seven types of cancer may have you reconsidering that next beer. The study, published in the scientific […]

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December 12, 2016

Smoking, Your DNA and Cancer

It’s no earth-shattering revelation that smoking is bad for you. It has been linked recently to nearly 30 percent of cancer deaths in the United States, for starters. But a new study reveals for the first time that smoking does more than harm your health; it actually damages the body’s DNA. According to study results […]

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November 23, 2016

Lung Cancer Treatment: Studies Show Hope on the Horizon

The Claim: A combination of HDAC inhibitors with PD-1 blockade is a promising strategy for lung cancer treatment. The Study: Researchers at the south Florida H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute tested lung cancer models in mice, screening 97 FDA-approved oncologic compounds for agents that could enhance the human body’s immune response to tumors. Researchers […]

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