Film star Angelina Jolie’s May 2013 New York Times editorial, in which she disclosed her decision to undergo preventive mastectomy of both breasts because she carries a BRCA1 alteration (mutation), brought media attention to the power of genetic testing for predicting disease risk. [more]
South Africa, located on the southern tip of Africa between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, is a country of great diversity in ethnicity and culture. [more]
Cervical cancer is now a rare disease in the U.S. thanks to Pap smear screening which was introduced in the 1940s. [more]
Laurence N. Kolonel, M.D., Ph.D.
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Earmark more tobacco tax revenue to help these low-income smokers quit, experts say [more]
While cancer prevention has been of growing interest for close to 100 years, marked by the recent centennial anniversary of the American Cancer Society, successful prevention presumes a knowledge of cancer causation. Most of those in the field appreciate that cancers arise out of an interaction between genetic and environmental factors. [more]