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Breast tomosynthesis is not significantly different from standard digital mammography
9. 9. 2019 Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses at the Faculty of Medicine of the Masaryk University (IBA FM MU) | More information...

Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is not significantly different from standard digital mammography as a screening tool for the detection of breast cancer in a population-based screening programme. The results of a Norwegian study were published in June 2019 in The Lancet Oncology [1].

Number of risky lifestyle factors is associated with an increased risk of some types of breast cancer
2. 9. 2019 Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses at the Faculty of Medicine of the Masaryk University (IBA FM MU) | More information...

Women with risky lifestyle factors have an increased risk of breast cancer overall. According to a new Norwegian study [1], this association is limited to luminal-A like and luminal B-like HER2+ subtypes of breast cancer, as opposed to luminal B-like HER2–, HER2+ or triple-negative subtypes.

Body fat distribution linked to higher risk of aggressive prostate cancer
10. 6. 2019 Wiley Press Release | More information...

In the first prospective study of directly measured body fat distribution and prostate cancer risk, investigators found that higher levels of abdominal and thigh fat are associated with an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may lead to a better understanding of the relationship between obesity and prostate cancer and provide new insights for treatment [1].

INTENT: international project for innovation of cancer care in Europe
7. 6. 2019 | More information...

The INTENT project aims to find solutions for innovative patient-centered cancer care. It targets and involves various types of actors: cancer care providers, patients and policy makers. The aim is to work with these groups to create a better understanding of how to interpret the patient-centered approach and identify ways for improving cancer care in central Europe.

A gut feeling: microbiome changes may mean early detection of colorectal cancer
7. 6. 2019 Osaka University Press Release | More information...

A group of researchers from Osaka University have recently reported increases in specific microbiome organisms that are linked to the malignancies associated with colorectal cancer, such as intramucosal carcinomas and polypoid adenomas. Their results, recently published in Nature Medicine, reveal that these specific markers could help distinguish cases of colorectal cancer from healthy samples [1].

Statins linked to lower risk of early death in patients with colorectal cancer
9. 5. 2019 Wiley Press Release | More information...

Use of statins before or after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer was linked with a lower risk of premature death, both from cancer and from other causes, in a Cancer Medicine analysis of published studies [1].

Urine test could prevent cervical cancer
29. 4. 2019 University of Manchester Press Release | More information...

Urine testing may be as effective as the smear test at preventing cervical cancer, according to new research by University of Manchester scientists. The study, led by Dr Emma Crosbie and published in BMJ Open [1], found that urine testing was just as good as the cervical smear at picking up high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical cancer.

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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