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Duke researchers find that lifetime cancer risk from heart imaging is low for most children, but rises with more complex tests
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 06/10/2014) - Children with heart disease are exposed to low levels of radiation during X-rays, which do not significantly raise their lifetime cancer risk.

UCSF researchers find that longer telomeres could be linked to risk of brain cancer
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 06/09/2014) - New genomic research led by UC San Francisco scientists reveals that two common gene variants that lead to longer telomeres, the caps on chromosome ends thought by many scientists to confer health by protecting cells from aging, also significantly increase the risk of developing the deadly brain cancers known as gliomas.

Yale study estimates that screening has prevented half a million colorectal cancers
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 06/04/2014) - An estimated half a million cancers were prevented by colorectal cancer screening in the United States from 1976 to 2009, report researchers from the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research Center at Yale Cancer Center.

Albert Einstein Cancer Center study finds that a new test predicts if breast cancer will spread
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 06/04/2014) - A test that counts the number of locations in tumor specimens where tumor cells may invade blood vessels predicted the risk of distant spread, or metastasis, for the most common type of breast cancer.

NCI and NCI-supported researchers use crowdsourcing to answer cancer cell drug sensitivities questions
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 06/03/2014) - NCI and NCI-supported scientists characterized molecular markers in cancer, which can then be tested against large collections of human samples, such as those of The Cancer Genome Atlas.

Dartmouth researchers find that a mutation to BRCA2 gene can double the risk of lung cancer in smokers
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 06/03/2014) - New research by an international group of scientists confirms a vulnerability to lung cancer can be inherited and implicates the BRCA2 gene as harboring one of the involved genetic mutations.

Dana-Farber study suggests that expanded health coverage may improve cancer outcomes in young adults
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 06/03/2014) - Researchers find young adults who lack health care insurance are more likely to be diagnosed in advanced stages of cancer and have a higher risk of death.

Huntsman researchers find that reduced kidney function is associated with higher risk of renal and urothelial cancer
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 06/02/2014) - Researchers who investigated the level of kidney function and subsequent cancer risk in more than one million adults have found that reduced glomerular filtration rate is a key measure of reduced kidney function and chronic kidney disease is an independent risk factor for renal and urothelial cancer but not other cancer types.

Duke researchers identify new brain cancer mutation that will aid drug development
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 06/02/2014) - A collaborative effort between Duke Medicine researchers and neurosurgeons and scientists in China has produced new genetic insights into a rare and deadly form of childhood and young adult brain cancer called brainstem glioma.

NCI at ASCO: A brief overview on research in women's cancers
NCI Perspective Article
(Posted: 06/02/2014) - The 2014 annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting in Chicago in June highlighted results from a number of NCI-supported and -sponsored clinical trial results in women’s cancers. Taken together, these results represent important advances in our understanding of how to treat these diseases and improve the lives of those living with them.
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