Obesity-related cancers are on the rise

Reading time: 4 minutes Morgan McSweeney Did you know that there is a link between excess weight and increased risk of getting cancer? The International Agency for Research on Cancer has recognized a link between being overweight and having an increased risk of cancer in 13 sites of the body. Strikingly, the CDC reported that... Continue Reading →

An Aspirin a Day Keeps Cancer Away

Reading time: 5 minutes Alex S. Woodell Most of us have taken acetylsalicylic acid at some point in our lives. This popular drug was first brought to market in 1899 by Bayer who coined the brand name Aspirin. Aspirin belongs to a class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which are used to... Continue Reading →

Cancer – how much of it is preventable?

Morgan McSweeney What percent of cancer cases are due to lifestyle choices or environmental conditions, and are therefore potentially preventable? Take a guess: 10%, 25%, 75%, or 90%? A paper by Anand et. al set out to answer exactly this question nearly ten years ago, pulling data from large-scale epidemiological studies across a large range... Continue Reading →

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