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[UK] Cancer figures prompt call to reduce risk by improving lifestyles

Almost 600,000 Britons developed cancer over five years as a result of unhealthy habits such as smoking, drinking and spending too much time in the sun, a new analysis reveals. The figures have prompted calls for people to improve their lifestyles to red
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 5, 2015 13:31

Most cancer types 'just bad luck'

But that's not an excuse to give up on those new year's resolutions already. In the US, 6.9% of people develop lung cancer, 0.6% brain cancer and 0.00072% get tumours in their laryngeal (voice box) cartilage at some point in their lifetime. Toxins from
BBC Online
added Jan 2, 2015 22:50
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Two-thirds of adult cancers largely ‘down to bad luck’ rather than genes

The other nine cancers occurred more often than the random mutation rate would predict, suggesting that inherited genes or lifestyle factors were the main cause. They included lung cancer, where smoking is the major cause, and skin cancer, which can be tr
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 2, 2015 22:48

Variation in cancer risk among tissues can be explained by the number of stem cell divisions

results suggest that only a third of the variation in cancer risk among tissues is attributable to environmental factors or inherited predispositions. The majority is due to "bad luck," that is, random mutations arising during DNA replication in normal,
added Jan 2, 2015 22:42

[UK] O'HARA/GRRLSCIENTIST: Bad luck, bad journalism and cancer rates | Please, journalists, get a clue before you write about science

examine one effect: that of smoking on lung cancer rates. The cancer risk is 18 times higher in smokers than non-smokers. Since roughly 18 percent of the adult US population are smokers (according to the CDC), this suggests that for lung cancer, about 75
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 2, 2015 22:25
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Falling Cancer Death Rate Means 1.5 Million Lives Saved Over 20 Years

a 22 percent drop in U.S. deaths over the past two decades... Convincing Americans to quit smoking has been the major driver in reducing cancer deaths, Jemal said. The number of smokers has been cut in half, and now represents fewer than one of every fiv
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 2, 2015 21:27

Random Mutations Responsible for About Two-Thirds of Cancer Risk: Study

Although unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as smoking, are a contributing factor, the researchers concluded that the "bad luck" of random mutations plays a key role in the development of many forms of cancer.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 2, 2015 21:25
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[USA] Bizarre study investigates whether gay people live near tobacco shops

The National Institutes of Health in the US helped to fund the study at the University of North Carolina, entitled ‘Relationship Between Tobacco Retailer Density and Sexual Minority Couples’. The study states: “Tobacco use is substantially higher among (uk)
added Dec 28, 2014 21:39

[China, USA] Different profiles of carcinogen exposure in Chinese compared with US cigarette smokers

Patterns of carcinogen exposure differ, with lower exposure to TSNA and higher exposure to PAHs in Chinese compared with US smokers. These results most likely reflect country differences in cigarette tobacco blends and manufacturing processes, as well as
Tobacco Control
added Dec 23, 2014 03:29

[Canada, USA] TSNA Exposure: Levels of NNAL Among Canadian Tobacco Users

findings provide the first nationally representative characterization of TSNA exposure among Canadian tobacco users. Although the findings indicate marked differences in TSNA exposure between Canadian and American populations of tobacco users, it is not k
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Dec 22, 2014 12:53
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