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Yale researchers estimate 8 million lives saved since surgeon general's tobacco warning 50 years ago
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(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
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(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
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(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.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center researchers find that media literacy may trump anti-smoking lessons
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(Posted: 01/15/2014) - To keep teenagers from starting to smoke, media literacy programs work better than traditional anti-smoking lessons, a new study suggests.

Johns Hopkins scientists find that a small molecule shows promise as anti-cancer therapy
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(Posted: 01/14/2014) - Johns Hopkins scientists say a previously known but little studied chemical compound targets and shuts down a common cancer process.

Dana-Farber study of multiple myeloma uncovers genetic diversity within tumors
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(Posted: 01/14/2014) - The most comprehensive genetic study to date of the blood cancer multiple myeloma has revealed that the genetic landscape of the disease may be more complicated than previously thought.

MD Anderson researchers find that a more targeted form of radiation improves survival in patients with head, neck cancers
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(Posted: 01/14/2014) - Researchers on the population-based retrospective study used the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Medicare database, compiled by the National Cancer Institute, to identify 3,172 patients treated for head and neck cancer between 1999 -- 2007 who received either conventional radiation therapy or IMRT.

Dana-Farber scientists identify mutated gene that could improve treatment for rare brain tumor type
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(Posted: 01/13/2014) - The discovery of a mutated gene that causes a type of tenacious, benign brain tumor may make it possible to attack the tumor with targeted drugs already in use for other kinds of tumors.

Penn Medicine study finds two behavioral interventions help cancer patients struggling with sleep issues
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(Posted: 01/13/2014) - Cancer patients who are struggling with sleep troubles, due in part to pain or side effects of treatment, can count on two behavioral interventions for relief. The interventions include cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Institute develops nomogram to determine individualized estimates of screen-detected prostate cancer overdiagnosis
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(Posted: 01/13/2014) - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Institute researchers have developed a nomogram that incorporates age, Gleason score, and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level at diagnosis, so that an individual's risk that a screen-detected prostate cancer has been overdiagnosed can be estimated.

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