Exposure in utero to a drug used to prevent miscarriage can lead to an increased risk of developing cancer, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston).
By comparing genetic data from European and African population groups, scientists at UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified seven new regions of the human genome that are associated with increased breast cancer risk. The findings were published in Nature Communications.
Family traits can be a source of pride – and a source of worry. Fortunately, only 5% to 10% of all cancers can be linked to a genetic mutation passed on from your mom or dad. How can you gauge your genetic risk?
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Research Highlights provides a glimpse into recently published studies in basic, translational and clinical cancer research from MD Anderson experts. Current advances include clinical studies to investigate novel treatment strategies, a new understanding of cancer precursor lesions, identifying a calcium signaling receptor, characterizing nodal immune flair after immunotherapy, a community screening tool for BRCA testing and a new method for diagnosing Clostridioides difficile infections.
Higher mushroom consumption is associated with a lower risk of cancer, according to a new Penn State study.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), plastic products and their chemical derivatives present in the environment present public health concerns, including elevated risk of cancer. Researchers from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey explored to what extent common components in microplastic pollutants cause DNA damage in human cells.
The Rutgers School of Public Health received a $1.5 Million Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to support volunteer firefighter cancer research.
NIBIB-funded researchers at Stanford University have created an artificial neural network that analyzes lung CT scans to provide information about lung cancer severity that can guide treatment options.
An Indiana University scientist has identified eight new genomic regions that increase a person’s risk for skin cancer.
NCCN Guidelines for Genetic/Familial Risk Assessment: Breast, Ovarian, and Pancreatic updated with new and expanded sections on risk assessment and management related to three major cancer types.