Reaching the Root of Disparities in Cancer Care [Sponsored]

Celebrating those who strive to overcome disparities in cancer care to bring quality services to their patients, the Cancer Community Awards, sponsored by AstraZeneca, created the Catalyst for Equity Award. We spoke with Dr. Anne Marie Murphy, executive director of Equal Hope and winner of the award in 2021, to learn more about what’s happened since her organization received the award.

#cancer, #health

Can Fire Smoke Cause Lung Cancer?

And how does the risk compare with inhaling smoke from cigarettes?

#cancer, #content-type-service, #fires-and-firefighters, #global-warming, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #lungs, #research, #respiratory-diseases, #smoking-and-tobacco, #wildfires

Is There a Cancer Cluster at Colonia High School?

The complicated nature of cancer cluster investigations.

#cancer, #environment, #medicine-and-health

A Source of Integrative Support for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Patients [Sponsored]

Celebrating those who are making a patient’s experience as easy as possible during an extraordinarily difficult time, the Cancer Community Awards, sponsored by AstraZeneca, presents an individual or organization with a Catalyst for Care Award. We spoke with the 2021 winner, Unite for HER’s founder and CEO, Sue Weldon, to hear more about what’s happened since her organization received the award.

#cancer, #health

Physics Particles Fly as Practical Tools

Protons, muons, neutrinos and other particles are moving beyond the realm of physics to help in a myriad of ways

#cancer, #health, #medicine, #particle-physics, #quantum-physics, #spacephysics, #technology

After Roe, Pregnant Women With Cancer Diagnoses May Face Wrenching Choices

Urgent questions arise about how care of pregnant women with cancer will change in states where women are unable to terminate pregnancies

#abortion, #breast-cancer, #cancer, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

Exercise or Diet Alone Isn’t Enough to Prevent Disease, Study Shows

Sprawling new research showed that healthy eating and regular workouts do not, in isolation, stave off later health issues. They need to be done together.

#cancer, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #exercise, #health-foods, #heart, #longevity, #research

Processed Meat and Health Risks: What to Know

Here’s what the experts say.

#alzheimers-disease, #blood-pressure, #cancer, #colon-and-colorectal-cancer, #content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #hot-dogs-and-frankfurters, #meat, #oils-and-fats, #salt

The Many Uses of CRISPR: Scientists Tell All

What do infectious diseases, T-cells, tomatoes, heart failure, sickle cell anemia and sorghum harvests have in common?

#cancer, #cereals, #crispr-dna, #genetic-engineering, #heart, #research, #sickle-cell-anemia, #tomatoes

F.D.A. Set to Propose Lower Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

The move would be an effort to further wean Americans from addictive tobacco products and reduce smoking-related illnesses.

#addiction-psychology, #altria-group-inc, #cancer, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #deaths-fatalities, #e-cigarettes, #food-and-drug-administration, #lung-cancer, #medicine-and-health, #menthol, #nicotine, #smoking-and-tobacco, #your-feed-healthcare

How Skin Cancer Rates Vary across the Globe

This leading cancer affects some populations and regions much more than others

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#cancer, #graphic-science, #health

We Must End Ageism in Cancer Clinical Trials

Older patients are underrepresented in clinical trial research. Here’s how we can change that

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#cancer, #health

Blood Tests That Detect Cancers Create Risks for Those Who Use Them

The tests screen for cancers that often go undetected, but they are expensive and some experts worry they could lead to unnecessary treatments without saving patients’ lives.

#blood, #cancer, #clinical-trials, #prostate-gland, #tests-medical

Can Your Diet Really Affect Your Skin Cancer Risk?

A new study found that older adults who ate more fish were more likely to develop melanoma, but experts urged caution when interpreting the findings.

#cancer, #content-type-service, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #melanomas, #mercury-metal, #research, #seafood, #skin, #skin-cancer, #sun, #sunlight, #suntan

Weight Loss Tied to a Dramatic Drop in Cancer Risk, New Study Shows

Researchers found that subjects who underwent weight loss surgery also showed a sharp decrease in their likelihood of dying from cancer.

#bariatric-surgery, #cancer, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #obesity, #research, #weight

Imaging Contrast Dye Shortage Delays Tests for Diseases

Many U.S. hospitals are postponing scans used to diagnose diseases after a Covid lockdown in China hobbled the main U.S. supplier of an imaging chemical.

#cancer, #computerized-axial-tomography-cat-scans, #contrast-imaging, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ct-scan, #emergency-medical-treatment, #ge-healthcare, #hospitals, #shanghai-china, #shortages, #supply-chain, #tests-medical, #tests-and-examinations, #united-states

Yes, I Have Cancer. I Still Want to Hear Your Complaints.

Mutual complaint can be stabilizing.

#anxiety-and-stress, #cancer, #empathy

How to Tell Whether a Cancer Is Caused by Plain Bad Luck

A new study offers a possible answer to the question “Why me?”

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#cancer, #health, #medicine

Fighting for Her Life, Far From Ukraine

A 5-year-old Ukrainian girl with a brain tumor was one of several children brought for treatment in the United States after their country was invaded by Russia.

#cancer, #children-and-childhood, #memphis-tenn, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #st-jude-childrens-research-hospital, #ukraine

A Wave of New Cancer Treatments Challenges Community Oncologists to Keep Up

Partnerships with top research centers, along with advanced technology, may help local doctors offer patients the latest therapies

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#cancer, #health, #the-science-of-health

Cancer Patients Are at High Risk of Depression and Suicide, Studies Find

Two new studies of millions of people around the world suggest that doctors should be thinking more about cancer patients’ mental health, experts said.

#cancer, #chemotherapy, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #research, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Pfizer Recalls Some Blood Pressure Drugs, Citing Cancer Risk

The move follows recalls of other medications found to have higher levels of potential carcinogens.

#accuretic, #benzene, #cancer, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #metformin, #n-nitrosodimethylamine, #ndma, #nitrosamine, #pfizer-inc, #ranitidine, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #valisure, #valsartan, #your-feed-healthcare

One More Pioneering Woman in Science You’ve Probably Never Heard of

Elizabeth Stern’s research led the way to our modern understanding of the prevention, treatment and diagnosis of cervical cancer

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#biology, #cancer, #health

Jane Brody: Here’s How Health Advice Changed Since I Joined The Times

Before I go, I want to highlight the breathtaking evolution in health advice that has occurred since I joined The Times in 1965.

#cancer, #depression-mental, #diet-and-nutrition, #gender, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #oils-and-fats, #smoking-and-tobacco, #spina-bifida, #surgery-and-surgeons, #transgender-and-transsexuals

A Gene Sequencing Pioneer Battles Over What It Can Buy

Is Illumina, a gene-sequencing powerhouse, trying to speed innovation in the field of cancer blood tests or thwart it with an acquisition?

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #cancer, #desouza-frances, #grail, #illumina-inc, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #tests-medical

My Housecleaner Is Sick a Lot. Do I Have to Stick With Her?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on what people owe long-term domestic workers.

#cancer, #content-type-service, #disabilities, #ethics-personal, #mexico

A Cancer Treatment Makes Leukemia Vanish, but Creates More Mysteries

Two early recipients of CAR T immunotherapy were free of a blood cancer nearly a decade after receiving the therapy.

#cancer, #clinical-trials, #immune-system, #immunotherapy, #leukemia, #nature-journal, #research, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Biden to Present Plan to Cut Cancer Death Rate in Half

The president aims to revive the cancer “moonshot” program he headed as vice president.

#biden-jill-tracy-jacobs, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cancer, #deaths-fatalities, #national-cancer-institute, #research, #tests-medical, #united-states-politics-and-government

Nuclear-Testing ‘Downwinders’ Speak About History and Fear

An archival project aims to document the experiences of people who suffered from U.S. nuclear weapons testing

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#cancer, #history, #public-health, #social-sciences

After a Mastectomy, Moving Between Gratitude and Grief

Getting diagnosed with a breast cancer gene mutation at 32 was a gift, but left room for disappointment too.

#breast-cancer, #breasts, #cancer, #genetics-and-heredity, #grief-emotion, #mastectomy, #plastic-surgery, #surgery-and-surgeons, #women-and-girls

After Colleyville, What Does Hope Look Like for Jewish Parents?

Finding hope in the darkness of cancer, Covid and Colleyville.

#anti-semitism, #cancer, #colleyville-tex, #facebook-inc, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #parenting, #synagogues

Hockey Fan Spots Cancerous Mole at Game and Delivers a Lifesaving Note

Nadia Popovici wrote a message on her phone, with “mole,” “cancer” and “doctor” in bright-red type to get the attention of Brian Hamilton, an assistant equipment manager for the Vancouver Canucks.

#brian-hamilton, #cancer, #hockey-ice, #melanomas, #nadia-popovici, #national-hockey-league, #neck, #seattle-wash, #seattle-kraken, #vancouver-canucks

A $1-Billion Boost to the NCI Will Help Us Beat Cancer

The organization’s underfunding means critical research is not being done

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#cancer, #health

For mammals, eating other animals can increase cancer risk

These rodents seemingly manage to avoid developing cancer.

Enlarge / These rodents seemingly manage to avoid developing cancer. (credit: Jason Hollinger / Wikimedia Commons)

Cancer is a sad fact of life, as nearly 40 percent of people are diagnosed with it at some point in their lives. But humans aren’t alone in this. Many different species can also develop the disease—some more often than others. By studying these species and their habits and natural defenses (or lack thereof), we can learn new ways to combat the disease.

New research that involves a comprehensive survey of cancer shows that many mammals can indeed get cancer. To gain insight into this, the team looked at records for 110,148 animals from 191 species that died in zoos. The data came from Species360, an international non-profit that collects and unifies this kind of data from zoos across the world, according to Orsolya Vincze, a research fellow at the Centre for Ecological Research in Hungary and one of the paper’s authors.

Using the data gathered by the organization, the research team could “collect information on what the animals died of,” she told Ars.

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#cancer, #ecology, #evolution, #mammals, #petos-paradox, #science

When Do We Know Our Life’s Work Is Done?

It’s a time to reflect — and to remember we’re loved. 

#cancer, #christmas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #transgender-and-transsexuals

In Chicago, a New Approach to Gay and Bisexual Men With Prostate Cancer

A new clinic focuses on patients left grappling with the aftermath of treatment in ways that are rarely appreciated by doctors.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #cancer, #chicago-ill, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #northwestern-memorial-hospital-chicago-ill, #prostate-cancer, #prostate-gland, #sex, #united-states

What Is Cardiac Angiosarcoma?

Virgil Abloh, the celebrated fashion designer, died at 41 after being diagnosed with the rare cancer. Here’s what we know about it.

#abloh-virgil, #cancer, #tumors

Stamping Bar Codes on Cells to Solve Medical Mysteries

By tracking every cell in an organism, scientists are working out why certain cancer treatments fail, which could lead to improved medicine.

#bar-codes, #bone-cancer, #bone-marrow, #cancer, #leukemia, #research, #stem-cells, #transplants

The Colon Cancer Conundrum

Colorectal cancer rates in younger adults are climbing. The race is on to figure out why

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#cancer, #health, #innovations-in

The COVID Cancer Effect

Oncologists are grappling with predicting—and mitigating—the effects of the pandemic

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#cancer, #health, #innovations-in, #public-health

300 Minutes a Week of Moderate Exercise May Help Ward Off Cancer

More than 46,000 cancers in America each year, or about 3 percent of cases, could be prevented by meeting physical activity guidelines.

#american-cancer-society, #bladder-cancer, #breast-cancer, #cancer, #colon-and-colorectal-cancer, #exercise, #medicinescience-in-sportsexercise-journal, #smoking-and-tobacco, #stomach-cancer

We Must Improve Equity in Cancer Screening

Eliminating disparities in routine examinations will require outreach, availability and cultural consideration

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#cancer, #health, #inequality, #innovations-in

Engineered Bacteria Use Air Bubbles as Acoustically Detonated Tumor TNT

Ultrasound triggered cells home in on tumors and then self destruct to deliver damage or therapeutics from inside.

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#cancer, #health

How Immunocompromised People Without Strong Vaccine Protection Are Coping with COVID

People with diseases or treatments that suppress their immune system cannot count on the same protection most vaccinated people have

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#biology, #cancer, #health, #vaccines

Cancer Nearly Took His Life. But the New York Marathon Awaited.

Almost a year ago to the day, the elite runner Tommy Rivers Puzey learned to sit up in a bed again. On Sunday, he attempted the New York City Marathon.

#cancer, #lymphoma, #marathon-running, #new-york-city-marathon, #tommy-rivers-puzey

Daylight Saving Time Is Ending. Why Not Forever?

Most Americans don’t like this disruptive ritual — but they’re split about which side of the clock-switching system they prefer.

#cancer, #daylight-saving-time, #debatable, #franklin-benjamin, #watches-and-clocks

AI Generates Hypotheses Human Scientists Have Not Thought Of

Machine-learning algorithms can guide humans toward new experiments and theories

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#artificial-intelligence, #cancer, #creativity, #technology

‘Shell Game’: How Chemical Companies Avoid Paying for Pollution

DuPont factories pumped dangerous substances into the environment. The company and its offspring have gone to great lengths to dodge responsibility.

#3m-company, #air-pollution, #cancer, #cape-fear-river-north-carolina, #chemicals, #chemours-company, #conflicts-of-interest, #dupont-co, #environmental-protection-agency, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fayetteville-nc, #fayetteville-works, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #kullman-ellen-j, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #peltz-nelson, #pfas-per-and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances, #regan-michael-s-1976, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #water-pollution

What Scientists Know About the Risk of Breakthrough Covid Deaths

Deaths among people who have been fully vaccinated remain rare, but older adults and those with compromised immune systems are at much higher risk.

#antibodies, #cancer, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #immune-system, #multiple-myeloma, #multiple-myeloma-research-foundation, #powell-colin-l, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

For Some Breast Cancer Survivors, October Is the Cruelest Month

Pink ribbons can be a tough reminder for many breast cancer survivors. Here’s how to make it easier.

#advertising-and-marketing, #breast-cancer, #cancer, #content-type-service, #psychology-and-psychologists