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The Weekly, February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020

The Weekly

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High Lifetime Number of Sexual Partners Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

High Lifetime Number of Sexual Partners Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, Feb. 13 (The New York Times)—People who have had 10 or more sexual partners during their lifetime may have increased odds of being diagnosed with cancer, a new study suggests.

Women, in particular, had nearly twice the risk when they had 10 or more past partners compared to when they had one or none, researchers report in BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health.

In other news…


The Connection Between Diet and Prostate Cancer Risk
Feb. 14, U.S. News & World Report 


Weight loss drug Belviq pulled from market over cancer risk
Feb. 13, ABC News


Half of Us Face Obesity, Dire Projections Show
Feb. 10, The New York Times


How Simple Blood Tests Could Revolutionize Cancer Treatment
Feb. 7, Smithsonian Magazine

 

Foundation News

Prevent Cancer Foundation Benefits Global Cancer Research

Prevent Cancer Foundation Benefits Global Cancer Research

MONDAY, Feb. 10 (The ASCO Post)—The gaming community showed their support to the oncology community by donating proceeds throughout a 10th Anniversary celebration of a week-long, 24-hour, speedrunning marathon. The charity event, Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ), concluded on January 12, 2020, raising a total of $3.13 million, the most in its 10-year history, with the money being donated to the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

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