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  • Dr. Charles Fuchs explains how aspirin can play a significant role in the fight against cancer.

Tags: Prevention

  • Magnolia Contreras is recognized for her work in Boston neighborhoods to raise awareness about cancer, the availability of cancer care services, and the importance of cancer screenings and prevention. (Full article requires a subscription)

Tags: Honors, Prevention

  • Dana-Farber breast cancer expert Erica Mayer, MD, MPH, suggests five ways women can help reduce their breast cancer risk, including eating right, exercising and genetic testing.

Tags: BreastCancer, Genetics, Prevention

  • Dana-Farber's senior nutritionist Stacy Kennedy shares a simple way to remember which autumn vegetables are best at helping to fight cancer, along with some nutritious and easy-to-prepare recipes.

Tags: Nutrition, Prevention

  • Extending tamoxifen treatment to 10 years significantly improved a women's chances of surviving breast cancer and reduced the risk of the cancer coming back, a new study shows. Dr. Eric Winer said while only about 10 percent of women in the study were premenopausal, the benefits were similar to those for women after menopause, indicating that a new long-term strategy is now an option for them. (Full article requires a subscription)

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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