American Association for Cancer Research

Press Releases: 2007

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Cancer Research Giants Collaborate to Present The CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

December 13, 2007

he Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the American Association for...

Lifestyle and Cancer Prevention: Making Choices that Change Cancer Risk

December 7, 2007

How do the lifestyle choices we make affect our chances of developing cancer? Today, at the American Association for Cancer Research's Sixth Annual...

Obesity and Metabolism: Weight Gain and the Growing Risk of Cancer

December 7, 2007

During this holiday season with its tempting bounty of edible delights, new research calls attention to the role of the expanding American waistline...

Chemoprevention, Naturally: Findings on Plant-derived Cancer Medicines

December 6, 2007

The next cancer-fighting therapeutic could be growing in your garden, according to research presented today, at the American Association for Cancer...

Diet and Cancer Prevention: New Evidence for the Protective Effects of Fruits and Veggies

December 6, 2007

The age-old refrain, "Eat your vegetables!" gets scientific support as researchers present the latest findings on cancer prevention at the...

Public Health and Cancer Prevention: Success and Future Challenges in Cancer Policy

December 6, 2007

Medical research has revealed much about cancer prevention, but is the information reaching all Americans, and are they acting on it? Today, at the...

AACR Introduces Cancer Prevention Research, a New Journal Devoted Exclusively to the Growing Science of Cancer Prevention

December 4, 2007

In response to the growing body of research in the field of cancer prevention, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announces the...

Genetic and Behavioral Differences Add to Prostate Cancer Disparities

November 29, 2007

African-American men face an observable disadvantage versus Caucasian men when it comes to prostate cancer survival. Not only is prostate cancer...

It Takes a Community to Address Cancer Disparities among Underserved Minority Populations

November 29, 2007

Cancer affects whole communities of people with similar genetic heritage and cultural behaviors, yet medical researchers often have trouble...

New Perspectives on Health Disparities in Breast Cancer Research

November 29, 2007

Breast cancer is a disease with a number of known genetic and behavioral risk factors, but scientists have seen that these risks are often compounded...

Genetic Differences Point to Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Risk

November 28, 2007

Risk of developing colorectal cancer is known to differ across ethnic and racial groups, and now an analysis of 26 studies, involving over 25,000...

Cancer Risks for Urban African-American Women Grow as Healthy Diets Become More Difficult to Maintain, Study Shows

November 28, 2007

Women living in the inner city have difficulty meeting dietary goals that could help prevent cancer, according to a report from Johns Hopkins...

Bernstein Honored with AACR-Prevent Cancer Foundation Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention Research

November 28, 2007

Leslie Bernstein, Ph.D., a research expert on the effects of hormones and physical activity on cancer risk, late effects of cancer treatment, the...

The Latest on Cancer Prevention through Diet, Obesity, Therapeutics and Public Health Policy Research Showcased

November 28, 2007

Perhaps the best way to fight cancer is to prevent it from developing in the first place. The latest biological, medical and social research behind...

Emerging Research Highlights How Race, Ethnicity and Socio-economic Factors Affect Cancer Outcomes

November 20, 2007

The latest biological, clinical and social research behind how cancer affects different racial and ethnic groups will be the focus of the first...

Researchers Chart the Genetic Mechanisms behind the Genesis of Fat Cells

November 6, 2007

Obesity is a well known risk factor for prostate, breast and colon cancer, but recent studies have shown that a protein responsible for generating...

Drug Slows Prostate Tumor Growth by Keeping Vitamin A Active

November 6, 2007

A novel compound that blocks the breakdown of retinoic acid, derived from vitamin A, is a surprisingly effective and "promiscuous" agent in...

Antioxidants Could Provide All-Purpose Radiation Protection

November 4, 2007

Two common dietary molecules found in legumes and bran could protect DNA from the harmful effects of radiation, researchers from the University of...

Curry-derived Molecules Might be Too Spicy for Colorectal Cancers

November 4, 2007

Curcumin, the yellowish component of turmeric that gives curry its flavor, has long been noted for its potential anti-cancer properties. Researchers...

Rare Cancer-causing Syndrome Found, for the First Time, in Singapore

November 4, 2007

A rare hereditary disorder that strongly predisposes carriers to develop cancer at an early age has been found in an Asian female, report researchers...

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