cancer risk
Mouth Microbes and Pancreatic Cancer
Mouth Microbes and Pancreatic Cancer
Catherine Offord | Apr 20, 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.
Helpful Bacterial Metabolites
Helpful Bacterial Metabolites
Michelle G. Rooks and Wendy S. Garrett | Aug 1, 2011
While gut microbiota appear to have both positive and negative impacts on our  health, in the guts of healthy, lean individuals, the good outweighs the bad.  
Sharing the Bounty
Michelle G. Rooks and Wendy S. Garrett | Aug 1, 2011
Gut bacteria may be the missing piece that explains the connection between diet and cancer risk.
Cancer is Greater Threat to the Tall
Jef Akst | Jul 21, 2011
Research suggests that tall women have a greater risk of developing a wide range of cancers.