Cancer

High energy stores of glycogen found in cancer cells may be contributing to the aggressive spread of breast cancer. More than fifty percent of solid tumours have regions of hypoxia (i.e., areas receiving inadequate levels of oxygen), which have been associated with metastasis (the spread of cancer) and poorer outcomes in many types of cancers,
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A new meta-analysis evaluated the link between breast cancer and prostate cancer risk to determine if breast cancer in first-degree relatives increased the risk of prostate cancer in men. Prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in most western countries. Prostate cancer has high morbidity and mortality making it the fifth
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Researchers examine if there is an association between antibiotics and colon cancer. They looked into specific colon regions. The use of antibiotics continues to rise every year, recently estimated at 70 billion individual antibiotic prescriptions in 2010.  While sometimes necessary in treating bacterial infections, antibiotics have been associated with a negative impact on gut health.
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Identifying the presence of a specific high-risk gene mutation helped to reduce patient exposure to ultraviolet radiation The American Cancer Society estimates that 96,480 new melanomas will be diagnosed in the United States in 2019. They expect around 7,200 people will die from melanoma in the US in 2019. Melanoma rates have also been on
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A study investigating the relationship between sleep and breast cancer found that being a morning person reduces the risk of developing breast cancer in women. Circadian rhythms are our body’s internal clock that influences our waking and sleeping times. Changes in circadian rhythms have been linked to increased chances of developing cancer, metabolic and cardiovascular
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