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Research Updates

Prevention

  • A New Guideline for Cervical Cancer Screening

    Physicians Lee Learman and Francisco Garcia discuss the updated U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guideline and the need to increase access to cervical cancer screening.

    by Anna Azvolinsky

  • Some Pancreatic Cancers Are Hereditary

    A trio of recent studies indicates that pancreatic cancer is, in some cases, linked to mutations passed down from generation to generation.

    by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock

  • Predicting Acute Myeloid Leukemia

    Two studies identify genetic mutations that could predict the risk of an aggressive blood cancer up to a decade before it is diagnosed.

    by Anna Azvolinsky

  • Healthy Habits

    Unhealthy Process

    Eating ultraprocessed foods may be linked to an increased risk of certain cancers.

    by Kendall Morgan

  • Forward Look

    Endometrial Cancer Rates Rising in Many Countries

    Study findings suggest opportunities for preventing endometrial cancer.

    by Deborah Abrams Kaplan

  • Men Less Likely to Get Genetic Testing

    A study suggests women are more likely than men to undergo genetic testing for mutations linked to hereditary cancer.

    by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock

  • A Better Way to Screen for Lynch Syndrome?

    Researchers say a next-generation sequencing test could improve screening in colorectal cancer patients for a hereditary syndrome that raises cancer risk. Some experts have concerns.

    by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock

  • Healthy Habits

    Head Start

    Developing healthy behaviors in young adulthood can help reduce cancer risk later in life.

    by Brenda Conaway

  • Liver Cancer on the Rise

    Liver cancer incidence and death rates are increasing rapidly. Although there is no screening test for the disease, minimizing risk factors—hepatitis B and C, smoking, obesity and type 2 diabetes—could prevent many cases from developing.

    by Sue Rochman

  • Q&A

    Why Fat Matters

    Cancer epidemiologist Cornelia Ulrich discusses research that explores how fat cells and cancer cells communicate.

    by Marci A. Landsmann