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Memorial Sloan-Kettering researchers find that obesity is linked to poor prognosis in tongue cancer
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(Posted: 01/23/2014) - Obesity in patients with early-stage tongue cancer has been linked to a five-fold increase in the risk of death.

Washington University School of Medicine study shows 1 in 5 women with ovarian cancer has inherited predisposition
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(Posted: 01/23/2014) - A new study conservatively estimates that one in five women with ovarian cancer has inherited genetic mutations that increase the risk of the disease.

Fred Hutchinson researchers find that a new drug shows promise in treating indolent non-Hodgkin lymphomas
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(Posted: 01/23/2014) - A new drug, idelalisib, showed promise in a phase 2 study for treating patients with indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

NIH scientists map genetic changes that drive tumors in a common pediatric soft-tissue cancer
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(Posted: 01/23/2014) - Scientists have mapped the genetic changes that drive tumors in rhabdomyosarcoma, a pediatric soft-tissue cancer, and found that the disease is characterized by two distinct genotypes. The genetic alterations identified in this malignancy could be useful in developing targeted diagnostic tools and treatments for children with the disease.

Harvard researchers find that melatonin may lower prostate cancer risk
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 01/22/2014) - Higher levels of melatonin, a hormone involved in the sleep-wake cycle, may suggest decreased risk for developing advanced prostate cancer.

St Jude researchers find that cancer diagnosis doesn’t increase a child’s risk of post-traumatic stress disorder
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 01/22/2014) - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital study suggests previous research overestimated PTSD in young cancer patients; new findings highlight the ability of children to adjust and even thrive in response to challenges.

Georgetown University researchers find that genetic counseling via telephone is as effective as in-person counseling
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 01/22/2014) - Telephone counseling can deliver the same quality and satisfaction as face-to-face interactions... according to a study lead by Georgetown researchers.

Yale researchers estimate 8 million lives saved since surgeon general's tobacco warning 50 years ago
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 01/17/2014) - A Yale study estimates that 8 million lives have been saved in the United States as a result of anti-smoking measures that began 50 years ago this month with the groundbreaking report from the Surgeon General.

Dartmouth researchers discover that coevolution between humans and bacteria reduces gastric cancer risk
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 01/16/2014) - Research carried out in two distinct communities in Colombia illustrates how coevolution between humans and bacteria can affect a person's risk of disease.

Dartmouth research shows fewer years of life lost to cancer
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 01/15/2014) - The cancer mortality rate—the historic benchmark of progress—has only declined modestly while the mortality rates of other leading causes of death have declined substantially ... but we’ve made progress.

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