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Black Women Less Likely to Survive Uterine Cancer, Study Finds

Posted 10 days ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 – Uterine cancer rates are rising in the United States, particularly among black and Asian women, according to a new study that also found black women are more likely to die of the disease. Researchers analyzed more than 120,000 cases of uterine cancer diagnosed in the United States between 2000 and 2011, and found that rates rose among all racial and ethnic groups. But rates increased fastest, at 2.5 percent a year, among black and Asian women. Black women also had higher rates of aggressive uterine cancer than Asian, Hispanic and white women, and death rates for aggressive uterine cancer were more than 1.5 times higher among black women than among white women. Death rates for aggressive uterine cancer were similar or lower among Asian and Hispanic women, compared to white women. A five-year analysis found that black women had poorer survival rates than white ... Read more

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Birth Control Pills May Cut Women's Odds for Uterine Cancer

Posted 5 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 – A new study suggests that birth control pills may also help shield women from uterine cancer. Taking birth control pills, even for just a few years, offers significant long-term protection against uterine cancer, also known as endometrial cancer, the British researchers said. And the longer a women takes birth control pills, the greater her reduction in risk for the disease, concluded the team led by Valerie Beral of the University of Oxford. In fact, they estimated that over the past 50 years, birth control pills have prevented about 400,000 cases of endometrial cancer among women before age 75 in wealthy nations, including about 200,000 between 2005 and 2014 alone. "The strong protective effect of oral contraceptives against endometrial cancer – which persists for decades after stopping the pill – means that women who use it when they are in their 20s or ... Read more

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U.S. Oncologists Decry High Cost of Cancer Drugs

Posted 23 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 – Soaring costs for cancer drugs are hurting patient care in the United States, a group of top oncologists claim. "High cancer-drug prices are affecting the care of patients with cancer and our health care system," Dr. Ayalew Tefferi, a hematologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said in a Mayo news release. Tefferi and his colleagues made a number of recommendations on how to address the problem in a commentary published July 23 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices is one of the suggestions the team of 118 leading cancer experts offered as a possible solution. Along with their recommendations, the group also expressed support for a patient-based grassroots movement on change.org that is demanding action on the issue. "The average gross household income in the U.S. is about $52,000 per year. For an insured patient with ... Read more

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Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Odds of Uterine Cancer

Posted 27 May 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 – Adhering to a Mediterranean diet may significantly reduce a woman's risk of uterine cancer, a new study suggests. "Our research shows the impact a healthy, balanced diet could have on a woman's risk of developing womb [uterine] cancer. This adds more weight to our understanding of how our everyday choices, like what we eat and how active we are, affect our risk of cancer," study author Cristina Bosetti, of the IRCCS-Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche in Milan, Italy, said in a Cancer Research UK news release. Bosetti's team analyzed the diets of more than 5,000 Italian women to determine how well they followed the Mediterranean diet. In general, the diet emphasizes eating vegetables, fruits, nuts, cereals, potatoes, fish and monounsaturated fats, along with moderate alcohol intake, and cutting back on meat and dairy products. Women who followed seven of the ... Read more

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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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