Cancer

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Scientists discover protein that silences the circadian clock

Disruption of the clock has been associated with a variety of health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer itself.
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New approach to ID chemicals that raise risk of breast cancer

Exposure to synthetic chemicals and pollutants in air, water, food, workplaces and consumer products may account for a significant portion of breast cancer risk.

Another benefit for probiotics: early cancer detection

Genetically programmed over-the-counter probiotics spotlight liver cancer through a urine test.
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Women with dense breasts may not need more screening

Routine mammograms will suffice for many women unless they are at high risk of developing cancer.
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Pancreatic cancer risk linked to weak sunlight

Epidemiologists suggest harm may come from low levels of vitamin D, which is produced by the body when skin is directly exposed to sunlight.
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Overnight fasting may reduce breast cancer risk

Women who forgo nocturnal dining also appear to lower their risk of diabetes.
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Healthy elders may hold key to fighting cancer

'Wellderly' may have unknowingly fought — and beaten — cancer; their immune systems may hint at how.

UCSF to study benefits of personal approach to breast cancer screening

Research team has won a five-year, $14.1 million award to investigate whether a personalized approach to breast cancer screening is as safe and effective as annual mammograms.

Curing cancer, one tax return at a time

Check a box and fund two UC-administered cancer research projects — one helping young women preserve fertility and sexual health, the other creating a safer, more effective tool for early detection of lung cancer.

Scientists describe novel drug mechanism that fights brain cancer

Molecule interferes with the internal regulation of cancer cells, causing them to self-destruct.

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