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The Weekly, November 22, 2019

November 22, 2019

The Weekly

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Anal cancer rates and deaths are climbing in the U.S., study says

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Anal cancer rates and deaths are climbing in the US, study says

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (CNN)—Anal cancer cases and deaths are rising dramatically in the United States, especially among older people and young black men, a new study says.

Researchers examined trends in anal cancer cases over about 15 years, and identified about 69,000 cases of anal cancer and more than 12,000 deaths during this time.

In other news…

Trump Retreats From Flavor Ban for E-Cigarettes
Nov. 17, The New York Times

Stephen Hahn, Trump’s FDA nominee, pledges ‘bold action’ on vaping but sidesteps questions on flavor ban
Nov. 20, Stat News

Colon cancer: Changes in gut bacteria may lead to new blood test
Nov. 21, Medical News Today

When undergoing chemo or radiation, cancer patients need to avoid diseases. CDC provides vital tips.
Nov. 16, The Washington Post

The Foundation in the News

Organizations Support The President's September Decision To Remove Flavored E-Cigarettes From The Market

Organizations Support The President’s September Decision To Remove Flavored E-Cigarettes From The Market

TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2019 (American Psychiatric Association)—Consensus Statement: We strongly support President Trump’s proposal, made on September 11, 2019, to swiftly remove all non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol flavors, from the marketplace both in retail stores and online. We urge the Administration to act without delay to finalize and implement its plan. If this plan is swiftly and fully implemented, it will play a critical role in reversing the youth e-cigarette epidemic and preserve the health and well-being of our nation’s children.

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