October 29, 2010
The Prevent Cancer Foundation blog’s weekly look at news from around the web in the cancer prevention and wellness communities.
University of Connecticut Doctor’s Invention Could Reduce Need For Biopsies
A device invented by University of Connecticut engineer Quing Zhu could reduce the need for biopsies in diagnosing breast cancer.(LA Times.com)
Screening: Many Skip Follow-Up Tests for Colon Cancer
Annals of Family Medicine study suggests that almost half of patients who get fecal blood tests to screen for colon and rectal cancers do not get the recommended repeat test or other forms of follow up for the disease. (New York Times.com)
New Clues to Treating Ovarian Cancer Relapse
Research states that women with ovarian cancer relapse, who begin chemotherapy when a biomarker for cancer arises, don’t live any longer than women who wait until symptoms reappear. (Healthday.com)
Love: A Natural Painkiller?
Study finds that romantic love could be a natural painkiller. (USA Today.com)
Daily Aspirin May Cut Colon Cancer, Study Says
A daily dose (500 milligrams) of baby aspirin could reduce colon cancer cases by a quarter and reduce deaths by a third, researchers say. (msnbc.com)
Pancreatic Cancer Surprisingly Slow to Arise: Study
Researchers discover that lag time between the emergence of key mutations and the formation of cancer cells take longer to develop than previously thought. (businessweek.com)