Tag Archives: Cancers

Medical News Today: Physical fitness reduces risk of lung and bowel cancers

A recent study of a large and diverse group of people supports the idea that being physically fit can help protect against cancer. Physical fitness appears to reduce cancer risk, according to a large-scale study. Working with the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI, researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD,… Read More »

HMS researchers design algorithm that ID’s DNA defects, making more cancers treatable

Medications known as PARP inhibitors have emerged as a promising therapy for several forms of cancer fueled by a defect in the cells’ DNA repair machinery. Yet many people with cancers caused by the defect, known as HR deficiency, who stand to benefit from PARP inhibitors remain unidentified because standard genetic panels used in the… Read More »

Older adults with blood cancers: How they fare

Although the majority of patients who have blood cancers are older adults, they make up only a small percentage of participants in the clinical trials that lead to new therapies. That’s because the standard research methods used in oncology (cancer medicine) are not ideal for identifying certain vulnerabilities linked to aging, such as having multiple… Read More »

Key Statistics for Childhood Cancers

Childhood cancers make up less than 1% of all cancers diagnosed each year. About 10,590 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2018. Childhood cancer rates have been rising slightly for the past few decades. Because of major treatment advances in recent decades, more than 80%… Read More »