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  • A report suggests that aspirin use has the potential to increase pension liabilities by extending life spans. Dr. Charles Fuchs, who wasn't part of the report, said aspirin use may reduce the risk of cancer.

Tags: Prevention, PopulationScience

  • Dr. Robert Mayer was part of a tweet chat hosted by ABC News’ chief medical correspondent Dr. Richard Besser to raise awareness about the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer.

Tags: ColonCancer, Prevention

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute teams up with Chef Frank McClelland, owner of L'Espalier restaurant in Boston, to provide three mouth-watering recipes that are perfect for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner.

Tags: Nutrition, Prevention

  • Chef Frank McClelland of Boston's four-star restaurant L'Espalier, and this year's honorary chef at Dana-Farber's Chefs Cooking for Hope, shares some ideas for a healthy, romantic dinner.

Tags: Nutrition, Prevention

  • The new iPhone app from Dana-Farber offers users support and information about eating a healthy diet to help fight cancer. Senior nutritionist Stacy Kennedy, MPH, hopes these healthy recipes will be adopted by people who want to lower their risk of getting cancer.

Tags: Nutrition, PatientSupport, Prevention

  • Dr. Edward Benz, Jr., discussed the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer on “Broadside with Jim Braude.”

Tags: Prevention, HeadNeckCancers

  • Dr. Andrea Myers called new research using fluid from a Pap test to detect ovarian and endometrial cancers an important step in developing an effective screening test for women at high risk for these cancers.

Tags: CervicalCancer, OvarianCancer, Prevention, GynecologicCancers

  • In an editorial, the Dallas Morning News applauded leadership changes in the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), which has been under fire for some of its funding decisions. CPRIT appointed Dr. Margaret Kripke as its new chief scientific officer, whom Dr. Edward J. Benz Jr. called a good scientist and "a very good choice."

Tags: Prevention

  • A new study suggests that women should be taking the breast cancer drug tamoxifen for twice as long as is now customary. Dr. Eric P. Winer said that even women who completed their five years of tamoxifen months or years ago might consider starting on the drug again. Dr. Judy Garber added that while many women don't feel well while taking hormone therapies like tamoxifen, they consider it their safety net.

Tags: BreastCancer, Hormones, Prevention

  • Dr. Harold Burstein said the new data on the extended use of tamoxifen may push more patients to consider longer durations of anti-estrogen therapy, but they will need to be aware of the trade-offs, including mild side-effects and more serious, but rare cancer risks.

Tags: BreastCancer, Hormones, Prevention

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