American Association for Cancer Research

Press Releases: 2009

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AACR Responds to Mammography Guidelines

December 15, 2009

  Attribute to: Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), chief executive officer of the American Association for Cancer Research ...

Management and Prognosis: How Best to Treat Breast Cancer Patients

December 12, 2009

SAN ANTONIO - As therapies for breast cancer continue to emerge, the issues of how to best monitor success and gauge prognosis remain...

New Treatment Paradigms for Breast Cancer: Managing the Flow of New Data

December 11, 2009

SAN ANTONIO - As scientists and clinicians continue to uncover new information about breast cancer, the landscape of acceptable treatment...

Disease-free, Overall Survival Inferior for Black Women with HR-positive Breast Cancer

December 11, 2009

• Results are not explained by lack of access to care or more advanced stage. • Chemotherapy, hormonal therapy adherence was similar...

Anti-estrogens May Offer Protection Against Lung Cancer Mortality

December 11, 2009

• Anti-estrogen therapy significantly decreased the risk of lung cancer death. • Results support the role of estrogens in lung cancer...

Drugs in the Pipeline: What’s Emerging in Late-stage Trials

December 11, 2009

SAN ANTONIO - Breast cancer continues to be a dynamic field of research, and the CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, now in its...

MRI Detects Breast Cancer at Earlier Stage

December 10, 2009

• Fewer advanced cancers detected with MRI plus mammography. • Early detection meant smaller breast cancer size, less lymph node spread. ...

Obesity Linked With Poorer Breast Cancer Outcomes

December 10, 2009

• Obesity leads to late diagnosis of breast cancer. • Obese patients have poorer breast cancer survival. • Adjuvant treatment is...

Alcohol Consumption Increases Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

December 10, 2009

• Alcohol may raise the risk of breast cancer recurrence. • Obese women who drink alcohol may be at greater risk of recurrence. •...

Pistachios May Reduce Lung Cancer Risk

December 8, 2009

• Pistachios are a source of gamma-tocopherol. • Eating pistachios increased serum levels of gamma-tocopherol. • A pistachio-rich...

Researchers Identify Barriers to HPV Vaccination Uptake in Low-income Populations

December 8, 2009

• Awareness, rate of HPV vaccine uptake in low-income areas vary by ethnicity. • HPV vaccine not always offered to low-income patients. ...

Hops Compound May Prevent Prostate Cancer

December 8, 2009

• Xanthohumol from hops has anti-androgenic activity. • Stimulation of the secretion of prostate specific antigen was inhibited. •...

People Living in Poorer Neighborhoods at Increased Risk for Death, Worse Health Risks

December 8, 2009

• Poorer neighborhoods associated with higher risk for various health problems. • Risk for death increased with level of fiscal...

Dennis Slamon, M.D., Ph.D., to Present Updated Results of Herceptin Trial

December 8, 2009

Available to Media Immediately Following in Room 217C SAN ANTONIO - Dennis Slamon, M.D., Ph.D., director of clinical/translational...

Mammography Use and False Positives Among Women Younger Than 40 Years Old Differ Between Minority Populations

December 7, 2009

• Majority of first mammograms under age 40 were for screening purposes. • Rates of false positives vary more in diagnostic mammograms. ...

Antioxidant Compound Reduced Incidence of Colorectal Metachronous Adenomas

December 7, 2009

• Five-year selenium-based antioxidant compound supplementation was beneficial. • Supplementation reduced recurrence of colorectal...

Decline in Breast Cancer: Not Just Because of Hormone Therapy

December 7, 2009

• WHI results led to decrease in hormone use. • Women experienced steep decline in breast cancer. • Only part of that decline can...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Reduce Risk of Colon Cancer

December 7, 2009

• Consumption of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids reduced cancer in whites. • Benefit observed in white participants, but not black...

Exercise Reduces Death Rate in Prostate Cancer Patients

December 7, 2009

• Three MET-hours of physical activity a week reduced overall death rates. • Vigorous exercise five hours a week reduced cancer-specific...

Coffee Consumption Associated with Reduced Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer

December 7, 2009

• Avid coffee drinkers had 60 percent lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer. • Drinking coffee is linked to varied blood levels of...

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