Optical Genome Mapping Works Well in Detecting Cancer Risk
Optical Genome Mapping Works Well in Detecting Cancer Risk
The relatively new technique for visually detecting chromosomal variants associated with disease risk performs at least as well as more established techniques in two recent studies.
Optical Genome Mapping Works Well in Detecting Cancer Risk
Optical Genome Mapping Works Well in Detecting Cancer Risk

The relatively new technique for visually detecting chromosomal variants associated with disease risk performs at least as well as more established techniques in two recent studies.

The relatively new technique for visually detecting chromosomal variants associated with disease risk performs at least as well as more established techniques in two recent studies.

cancer risk
Heart Attack Elevates Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study
Heart Attack Elevates Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence: Study
Amanda Heidt | Jul 13, 2020
Mice that experienced heart attacks underwent a large-scale shift in their immune systems that allowed cancer to flourish, perhaps explaining the observation in patients.
Taller People More Prone to Cancer
Taller People More Prone to Cancer
Abby Olena | Oct 24, 2018
The increased risk is slight, but aligns with a longstanding hypothesis that having more cells in one’s body leads to more chances for those cells to become cancerous.
EPA Stalls Release of Carcinogen Report
EPA Stalls Release of Carcinogen Report
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 9, 2018
An investigation by Politico finds the agency has been sitting on an assessment of formaldehyde’s cancer risks for a year and a half.
Hundreds of Inherited Gene Variants Contribute to Cancer
Hundreds of Inherited Gene Variants Contribute to Cancer
Abby Olena | Apr 5, 2018
In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers find more than 850 rare, heritable genetic alterations that can predispose humans to cancer.
Study: Alcohol Industry Distorts Cancer Risk
Study: Alcohol Industry Distorts Cancer Risk
Bob Grant | Sep 10, 2017
Researchers claim that industry groups worldwide misrepresent the carcinogenicity of alcohol products.
Mutations Linked to Secondary Cancers
Mutations Linked to Secondary Cancers
Jef Akst | Apr 4, 2017
Childhood cancer survivors with mutations in certain cancer-risk genes have a higher risk of developing additional neoplasms later in life, according to research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.
ACS Statistics Reveal Continuing Declines in Cancer Mortality
ACS Statistics Reveal Continuing Declines in Cancer Mortality
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2017
Despite an overall decrease in the number of US cancer deaths, some cancer types are on the rise, and disparities remain between genders and ethnicities.
DNA Replication Errors Contribute to Cancer Risk
DNA Replication Errors Contribute to Cancer Risk
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 23, 2017
A follow-up study confirms that random mutations acquired during normal stem cell division likely play a major role in cancer incidence.
Smoking-Linked Cancer Mutations Mapped
Smoking-Linked Cancer Mutations Mapped
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 3, 2016
Scientists produce a detailed genomic map of mutations and epigenetic changes associated with smoking tobacco across 17 tumor types. 
Stem Cells Drive Cancer Risk in Mice
Stem Cells Drive Cancer Risk in Mice
Jef Akst | Aug 26, 2016
Mutations that arise during stem cell division contribute to the development of cancers in a variety of organs, according to a study.
“Redhead” Gene Variant Boosts Melanoma Risk
“Redhead” Gene Variant Boosts Melanoma Risk
Tanya Lewis | Jul 12, 2016
People without red hair who possess the variant are also more likely to develop this form of skin cancer, researchers report.
Study Linking Cell Phone Use to Cancer Stirs Debate
Study Linking Cell Phone Use to Cancer Stirs Debate
Tanya Lewis | May 27, 2016
Exposing male rats to nonionizing radiation increased the animals’ risk of brain and heart tumors in a study, but the findings are far from conclusive.
Mouth Microbes and Pancreatic Cancer
Mouth Microbes and Pancreatic Cancer
Catherine Offord | Apr 19, 2016
The mix of bacteria living in the oral cavity is related to a person’s risk of developing pancreatic cancer, according to a study.
Cancer Not Just “Bad Luck”
Cancer Not Just “Bad Luck”
Jef Akst | Dec 18, 2015
A new study refutes one published earlier this year that claimed random mutations were at the root of many tumors.
Weight's the Matter?
Weight's the Matter?
Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 1, 2015
The causes and consequences of obesity are more complicated than we thought.
 
The Lasting Effects of Obesity
The Lasting Effects of Obesity
Kerry Grens | Apr 23, 2015
Losing weight does not mitigate the effects of obesity on tumor development in mice.
Stem Cell Divisions Help Explain Cancer Risk
Stem Cell Divisions Help Explain Cancer Risk
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 1, 2015
An analysis of 31 tissues finds that random mutations acquired during stem cell divisions correlate with lifetime cancer risk.  
Testicular-Skin Cancer Tradeoff
Testicular-Skin Cancer Tradeoff
Bob Grant | Oct 14, 2013
A genetic mutation tied to risk of developing testicular cancer may be more prevalent in white men because it also confers a reduced risk of developing skin cancer.