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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Risk of a second breast cancer can be better quantified in women carrying a BRCA mutation

Barcelona, Spain: The risk of a second breast cancer in patients with high-risk BRCA gene mutations can be more precisely predicted by testing for several other genetic variants, each of which are known to have a small impact on breast … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer, Genetics

Decline in colorectal cancer deaths is a “major success” story; seven per cent fall in death rates since 2012

The decline in cancer of the intestines – colorectal cancer – is one of the major success stories of the past 30 years in Europe say researchers, as they predict that in 2018 death rates from the disease will continue … Continue reading

Published Monday, March 19th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer

Study of nearly 300,000 people challenges the ‘obesity paradox’

The idea that it might be possible to be overweight or obese but not at increased risk of heart disease, otherwise known as the “obesity paradox”, has been challenged by a study of nearly 300,000 people published in in the … Continue reading

Published Friday, March 16th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology

Survivors of childhood cancer are at great risk of heart problems in adulthood

Survivors of childhood cancer are at increased risk of suffering prematurely from cardiovascular disease in adulthood, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal [1]. In the first study to investigate the long-term health of childhood cancer survivors … Continue reading

Published Friday, March 9th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology
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