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Coffee Linked to Possible Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk

Posted 6 Feb 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 – Ladies, a heavy coffee habit might do more than perk you up. New research suggests it may also reduce your risk of endometrial cancer. Using data on more than 456,000 women from two large ongoing studies, researchers evaluated the dietary habits of more than 2,800 women diagnosed with cancer of the endometrium, the lining of the uterus. Compared to women who drank less than a cup a day, those who drank about four cups daily had an 18 percent lower risk of getting this cancer, they found. "We were not surprised by the results that a high versus low intake of coffee was associated with a reduced risk for endometrial cancer, because they were consistent with what has been observed in previous studies," said study leader Melissa Merritt. She is a research fellow in cancer epidemiology at Imperial College London in England. "We used similar methods to investigate the ... Read more

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Cluster of Heart Risk Factors Tied to Uterine Cancer Risk

Posted 13 Jan 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 – A collection of health risk factors known as the "metabolic syndrome" may boost older women's risk of endometrial cancer, even if they're not overweight or obese, a new study suggests. Metabolic syndrome refers to a group of health conditions occurring together that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. These conditions include high blood pressure, low levels of "good" HDL cholesterol, high levels of triglyceride fats, overweight and obesity, and high fasting blood sugar. "We found that a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome was associated with higher risk of endometrial cancer, and that metabolic syndrome appeared to increase risk regardless of whether the woman was considered obese," Britton Trabert, an investigator in the division of cancer epidemiology and genetics at the U.S. National Cancer Institute, said in an American Association for ... Read more

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Bone Drugs May Protect Against Endometrial Cancer

Posted 22 Dec 2014 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 – Bisphosphonates, which are drugs that treat bone loss, may lower the risk of endometrial cancer, new research suggests. The study found that women taking the drugs had about half the risk of endometrial cancer compared to women who don't take the drugs. Endometrial cancer – one of the most common types of cancer in women – affects the lining of the uterus. Bisphosphonates include medications that go by brand names such as Actonel, Boniva and Fosamax. Researchers examined the medical records of women who took bisphosphonates that contain nitrogen, which is thought to boost anti-cancer abilities. They studied almost 30,000 women overall. When assessing risk, they accounted for factors such as age, race and smoking status. The study appears Dec. 22 in the journal Cancer. "Other studies have shown that bisphosphonates may reduce the risk of certain cancers, but we ... Read more

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Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New Report

Posted 16 Sep 2014 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 16, 2014 – About 14.5 million U.S. cancer survivors are alive today, compared to just 3 million in 1971, the American Association for Cancer Research reported Tuesday. These individuals amount to 4 percent of the population and include nearly 380,000 survivors of childhood cancer, according to the association's annual progress report. The paper outlines advances in prevention, identification, research and treatment of cancer and details some of the challenges ahead. But these numbers can be somewhat misleading unless they take into account advances in identifying cancers earlier, said Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society. Survival rates refer to how long a person lives with cancer (including in remission) while mortality rates refer to the death rate, but survival will be longer if the cancer is found earlier, even if the person dies at ... Read more

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Can Prediabetes Raise Risk of Certain Cancers?

Posted 8 Sep 2014 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 – Having prediabetes may increase a person's risk for cancer, researchers report. The researchers analyzed 16 studies that included nearly 900,000 people from around the world and found that people with prediabetes had a 15 percent overall increased risk of cancer. People with prediabetes have blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered full-blown diabetes. The review also revealed significant associations between prediabetes and specific types of cancer, including stomach, colorectal, liver, pancreas, breast and endometrial cancers. There was no link between prediabetes and lung, prostate, ovarian, kidney or bladder cancers, according to the study published Sept. 8 in the journal Diabetologia. The study found an association but not a cause-and-effect relationship between prediabetes and certain cancers. However, the ... Read more

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Technique Used in Some Hysterectomies May Help Spread Cancer: Study

Posted 22 Jul 2014 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 – Removing the uterus with a minimally invasive procedure known as morcellation carries a risk of spreading undetected cancer, and now a new study pinpoints the likelihood more clearly. Twenty-seven of every 10,000 women who had the technique had undetected uterine cancer at the time of the procedure, researchers found, with the odds being highest for patients over the age of 65. Surgeons performing a hysterectomy with morcellation use a power cutter to slice uterine tissue into smaller fragments, and then remove those fragments through small incisions in the abdomen via a tube or laparoscope. "With this procedure, you are breaking up the uterus," said study researcher Dr. Jason Wright, chief of gynecologic oncology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. "You are essentially cutting through a cancer [if it is present] and ... Read more

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Soy Foods Don't Seem to Protect Against Uterine Cancer: Researchers

Posted 18 Jun 2014 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 – There's no evidence that soy foods protect against uterine cancer, a large Japanese study reports. Soy foods contain isoflavones, a plant-derived estrogen that some research suggests may be protective against cancer. But previous studies into how soy foods may affect uterine (endometrial) cancer risk have yielded inconsistent findings. This new study included more than 49,000 Japanese women who were surveyed twice in five years about their diet, lifestyle, medical history and food consumption of eight soy food items, including miso soup, tofu and soy milk. After five years, 112 of the women were diagnosed with uterine cancer. But the researchers found no association between higher consumption of soy foods and a lower risk of uterine cancer, according to the study, which was published June 18 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The ... Read more

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Study Ties Too Much Sitting to Risks for Certain Cancers

Posted 17 Jun 2014 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 16, 2014 – You may want to stand up to read this. A new study suggests that people who spend the bulk of their day sitting – whether behind the wheel, in front of the TV or working at a computer – appear to have an increased risk for certain kinds of cancers. Previous studies have tied too much time spent sedentary to a variety of health problems, including heart disease, blood clots, a large waistline, higher blood sugar and insulin, generally poor physical functioning, and even early death. For the new study, researchers zeroed in on 43 studies that specifically looked at the link between sitting and nearly 70,000 cases of cancer. After combining the results from individual studies – a statistical tool that helps to reveal trends in research – there was good news and bad news. The good news? Being sedentary did not appear to be linked to every kind of cancer. ... Read more

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Sodas, Other Sweet Drinks Tied to Higher Risk for Endometrial Cancer

Posted 25 Nov 2013 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 22, 2013 – Older women who drink lots of soda and other sugary beverages may be at higher risk for endometrial cancer, a new study suggests. Endometrial cancer involves tumors in the lining of the uterus, and typically affects women in their 60s or 70s, according to the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI). In the new NCI-funded study, researchers looked at data from more than 23,000 postmenopausal women in Iowa who were followed from 1986 to 2010. They found that those who drank the largest amounts of sugar-sweetened beverages had a 78 percent higher risk for a tumor known as estrogen-dependent type I endometrial cancer. The more sugar-sweetened beverages a woman drank, the greater her risk, according to the study published online Nov. 22 in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. There was no link between endometrial cancers and consumption of ... Read more

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Nearly 60 Percent of Uterine Cancer Cases Preventable: Report

Posted 11 Sep 2013 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11 – Regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight can prevent three of every five new cases of endometrial cancer in the United States, according to a new review of scientific evidence. Researchers estimate that 59 percent of endometrial cancer cases – about 29,500 every year in the United States – could be prevented if women exercised at least 30 minutes a day and avoided excess body fat. The report was published Sept. 10 by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and World Cancer Research Fund International. "Body fat can produce hormones that promote cancer development," said Alice Bender, nutrition communications manager for AICR. "We also know that body fat is linked to chronic inflammation, which produces an environment that encourages cancer development." The study also uncovered some diet choices that can raise or lower a woman's risk ... Read more

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Taller Women May Face Higher Cancer Odds After Menopause, Study Suggests

Posted 25 Jul 2013 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 25 – Sizing up cancer risk after menopause, scientists say taller women may face higher odds of developing a malignancy than their shorter peers. For every height increase of roughly 4 inches, older women faced a 13 percent greater overall risk for 19 types of cancer, a new study suggested. When broken down by specific type, risk rose almost one-third for certain cancers. "At this point there have been enough studies that have pointed in the same direction for us to be reasonably certain that among these women there is an increased risk for cancer with increasing height," said study co-author Dr. Thomas Rohan, chairman of the department of epidemiology and population health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. "Although it's a very interesting observation, we don't really know what explains this," Rohan said. "Maybe it's greater organ size or ... Read more

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Keeping Fit May Boost Survival With Endometrial Cancer

Posted 8 Jan 2013 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 8 – Endometrial cancer patients are much more likely to die if they're overweight and physically inactive, a new study finds. Researchers looked at how body-mass index (a measure of body fat based on height and weight) and physical activity levels were tied to survival in 1,400 women with endometrial cancer, which affects the lining of the uterus. Patients with a BMI of between 25 to 29.9 (considered overweight) were 74 percent more likely to die within five years of diagnosis than patients with a healthy BMI of between 18.5 to 24.9. The risk of death was 84 percent higher for women with a BMI of 30 to 34.9 and 135 percent for those with a BMI of 35 or higher. However, regardless of BMI, women who did more than seven hours a week of moderate to vigorous physical activity before they were diagnosed with endometrial cancer were 36 percent less likely to die within five ... Read more

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Rise in Pregnancy-Associated Cancers Not Fully Explained by Older Age

Posted 9 Sep 2012 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 7 – A rise in the rate of pregnancy-associated cancers is only partially explained by the increasing number of older mothers, a new study contends. A pregnancy-associated cancer is one in which an initial diagnosis of cancer is made during pregnancy or within a year of giving birth. Researchers looked at nearly 782,000 women who gave birth (a total of 1.3 million births) in New South Wales, Australia, between 1994 and 2008, and found that, while still rare, the rate of pregnancy-associated cancer increased from 112.3 to 191.5 per 100,000 pregnancies. The most common types of pregnancy-related cancers included melanoma, breast cancer, thyroid and other endocrine cancers, and gynecologic cancers. During the study period, the percentage of women aged 35 and older who had babies increased from 13.2 percent to 23.6 percent. The increase in older women having babies, however, ... Read more

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Childbirth After 30 Lowers Risk of Endometrial Cancer: Study

Posted 27 Jul 2012 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 27 – Women who have their last child after age 30 have a reduced risk of endometrial cancer, according to a new study. Endometrial cancer occurs in the tissue lining the uterus (womb) and is the most common gynecological cancer in the United States. Researchers examined data from more than 8,600 women with endometrial cancer and more than 16,500 without the disease. The analysis revealed that the risk of endometrial cancer decreased after age 30 by about 13 percent for each five-year delay in last births. Compared to women who had their last child before age 25, those who had their last child between ages 30 and 34 had a 17 percent reduced risk of endometrial cancer, those who gave birth to their last child between ages 35 and 39 had a 32 percent lower risk, and those who gave birth at age 40 or older had a 44 percent lower risk. This protection persisted for many years ... Read more

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Research Sheds Light on Gene Mutation's Role in Rare Tumors

Posted 21 Dec 2011 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21 – Mutations in a gene called DICER are associated with rare, seemingly unrelated ovarian, uterine and testicular cancers, a new study finds. The Canadian researchers said they were surprised to discover that the same fundamental mutation in the DICER gene was the common process underlying all these different cancers. The study was published in the Dec. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. "DICER is of great interest to cancer researchers," team leader Dr. David Huntsman, a genetic pathologist and director of the Ovarian Cancer Program of B.C. at the British Columbia Cancer Agency and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, said in a University of British Columbia news release. "There have been nearly 1,300 published studies about it in the last 10 years, but until now, it has not been known how the gene functions in relation to cancer," said ... Read more

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