The Weekly, March 13, 2020

Published on March 13, 2020

The Weekly

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U.S. Sees Uneven Progress in Fight Against Cancer

U.S. Sees Uneven Progress in Fight Against Cancer

THURSDAY, March 12 (U.S. News & World Report)—Death rates from the disease are down, but obesity threatens to curb those gains.

Cancer mortality rates have continued to fall in the U.S. in recent years, even as the number of deaths rise and new diagnoses remain relatively steady, according to a new report on the state of the disease in the U.S.

The cancer death rate has been declining for more than two decades, driven in part by decreases in deaths from skin and lung cancers. Yet even as mortality rates have fallen, deaths from obesity-related cancers appear to be on the rise, threatening that progress, according to the report, published Thursday in the journal Cancer.

In other news…

COVID-19: Older Patients With Cancer Especially Vulnerable
March 12, Medscape

Coronavirus Diaries: I Have Lung Cancer and a Cough. I Can’t Get a Test.
March 12, Slate

Omega-3s Show No Overall Benefits for Heart Health or Cancer Prevention
March 12, The New York Times

Scary headlines aside, drinking milk probably does not cause breast cancer
March 9, The Washington Post


Foundation News

Advocacy Workshop

Advocacy Workshop: Genetics, Genomics and Biomarker Testing, rescheduled for September 9, 2020

Due to unforeseen circumstances surrounding the new coronavirus, the 2020 Advocacy Workshop: Genetics, Genomics and Biomarker Testing is rescheduled for September 9, 2020. If you have already registered, we will see you in September.

If you need to change your registration, have any questions or would like to register, click here.

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