American Cancer Society Updates Guidelines for Cancer Prevention

The American Cancer Society recently updated its nutrition and physical activity guidelines for cancer prevention. These updates focus on increasing physical activity and developing healthy eating patterns at every age, with an emphasis on maintaining a healthy body weight through all stages of life.

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Markey Announces Hull as New Associate Director of Population Science and Community Impact

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center announces that medical sociologist Pamela Hull, Ph.D., will join the center and serve as its associate director of population science and community impact. She will also serve as the William Stamps Farish Endowed Chair in Cancer Research and join the UK College of Medicine as an associate professor of behavioral science.

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Research into RNA-DNA ‘R-loops’ could shed light on cancer formation

Accumulation of unusual RNA-DNA hybrids, known as R-loops, are often associated with cancers. Xiaoyu Xue, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas State University, is heading a research study examining the role of the human motor protein Aquarius (AQR) in resolving R-loops to gain insight into possible avenues of cancer prevention.

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