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New cervical cancer test has 100 per cent detection rate
14. 12. 2018 Queen Mary University of London Press Release | More information...
A new test for cervical cancer was found to detect all of the cancers in a randomised clinical screening trial of 15,744 women, outperforming both the current Pap smear and human papillomavirus (HPV) test at a reduced cost, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.
Breast screening linked to 60 per cent lower risk of breast cancer death in first 10 years
9. 11. 2018 Queen Mary University of London Press Release | More information...

Women who take part in breast screening have a significantly greater benefit from treatments than those who are not screened, according to a study of more than 50,000 women [1], led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London.

European colorectal cancer rates in young adults increasing by 6% per year
23. 10. 2018 United European Gastroenterology Press Release | More information...

Colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence rates across Europe in adults aged 20 to 39 years increased by 6% every year between 2008 and 2016, new research has shown [1].

3D mammography detected 34% more breast cancers in screening
15. 10. 2018 Lund University Press Release | More information...

After screening 15,000 women over a period of five years, a major clinical study in Sweden has shown that 3D mammography, or breast tomosynthesis, detects over 30% more cancers compared to traditional mammography – with a majority of the detected tumours proving to be invasive cancers. The extensive screening study was conducted by Lund University and Skåne University Hospital in Sweden, and the results are now published in the Lancet Oncology [1].

Obesity linked to increased risk of early-onset colorectal cancer
11. 10. 2018 Washington University School of Medicine Press Release | More information...

Women who are overweight or obese have up to twice the risk of developing colorectal cancer before age 50 as women who have what is considered a normal body mass index (BMI), according to new research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis [1].

Weight loss linked to lower breast cancer risk for postmenopausal women
8. 10. 2018 Wiley Press Release | More information...

In a study of postmenopausal women, participants who lost weight had a lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer than those who maintained or gained weight. Published early online in Cancer [1], a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings suggest that weight loss may help lower postmenopausal women’s breast cancer risk.

Alarmingly low awareness of urology across Europe
24. 9. 2018 European Association of Urology (EAU) Press Release | More information...

Public awareness of urological conditions is alarmingly low throughout Europe. Results of a new international survey [1] of more than 2,500 responders from 5 countries show that women know more about men’s health issues than men do, men have poor knowledge of key urological symptoms and don’t take early signs of potentially life-threatening urological conditions seriously.

Eating foods with low nutritional quality ratings linked to cancer risk in large European cohort
18. 9. 2018 PLOS Medicine Press Release | More information...
The consumption of foods with higher scores on the British Food Standards Agency nutrient profiling system (FSAm-NPS), reflecting a lower nutritional quality, is associated with an increased risk of developing cancer, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted by Mélanie Deschasaux of the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM U1153/Inra/Cnam/Paris 13 University-EREN), France and colleagues, in association with the WHO-IARC, suggests broad potential for the use of FSAm-NPS-based package labeling (e.g. Nutri-Score) to promote healthy food choices in European settings.
Cancer incidence continues to rise: 1 in 5 men, 1 in 6 women
14. 9. 2018 | More information...

In 2018, an estimated 18.1 million new cases cancer will be diagnosed globally, and 9.6 million will die from the disease, according to the latest report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) [1].

Rich inner lives: exploring the connection between cancer and the human microbiome
5. 9. 2018 | More information...

A new cutting-edge Special Issue from ecancermedicalscience [1] collects six original review articles that examine the complex relationship between microbes and cancer, from cause to treatment and beyond.

Cancers in 2012 due to overweight and obesity: the Czech Republic has the highest proportion in Europe
26. 11. 2014 International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses (IBA MU) | More information...

A new study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialised cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), shows that nearly half a million new cancer cases per year can be attributed to high body mass index (BMI).

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