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Cancer rates rising in lower-income countries: Study

New York: While incidence and mortality rates from several common types of cancer in many high-income countries have gone down, many low-and middle-income countries have seen cancer rates rise, partially due to increases in risk factors that are typical of Western countries, says a study.

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Rising cancer rates in low and middle income countries threaten economic stability

Washington: The rising cost of treating and caring for a growing number of cancer patients threatens economic development in low and middle income countries (LMICs), making prevention a key element of healthcare plans, according to a new commentary.

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Daily aspirin usage associated with lower cancer mortality

Washington: Daily aspirin usage is associated with lower overall cancer mortality, but the association may be smaller than what was previously believed, according to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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Dr Prabhat Jha honoured for outstanding research on tobacco control

Toronto: American Cancer Society has honoured University of Toronto medicine professor Dr Prabhat Jha with the 2012 Luther L Terry award for Outstanding Research Contribution for his globally influential work on tobacco control.

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High blood sugar levels in older women linked to colorectal cancer

Washington: Elevated blood sugar levels are associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The findings, observed in nearly 5,000 postmenopausal women, appear in the British Journal of Cancer.

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Drug prevents bone loss side effects of breast cancer medication

A new study has found that an osteoporosis drug protects against the bone damaging side effects of certain breast cancer medications. Published online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that some breast cancer patients could take zoledronic acid in addition to their anti-cancer medications to maintain bone health.

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