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Individuals who had cancer as a child may be at increased risk of being obese due to the therapies they received during their youth. This study’s results suggest the need for effective counseling and weight loss interventions for certain childhood cancer survivors. Go to http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1002/cncr.29153/ to read "Genetic and clinical factors associated with obesity among adult survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort" by Wilson et al.
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A new analysis has found that, among patients with cancer, rates of health insurance coverage vary by patient demographics and by cancer type. The findings suggest that the expansion of coverage through the Affordable Care Act may disproportionally benefit certain patient populations. Go to http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1002/cncr.29120/ to read "Variation in insurance status by patient demographics and tumor site among nonelderly adult patients with cancer" by Grant et al.
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A new study indicates that vaccinating 12-year-old boys against HPV may be a cost-effective strategy for preventing oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer. The study provides important information about HPV vaccination, which has proven effective against HPV-related disease in both sexes but remains controversial, especially in males. Go to http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1002/cncr.29111/ to read "A cost-effectiveness analysis of human papillomavirus vaccination of boys for the prevention of oropharyngeal cancer" by Graham et al.
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In this editorial, the Editor-in-Chief and Section Editor for Chest and Lung Disease explain why Cancer will no longer consider any work that is funded directly or indirectly from tobacco companies or their subsidiaries. Go to http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1002/cncr.29361/ to read "Time to divest from tobacco-funded research" by Fadlo R. Khuri MD and Suresh S. Ramalingam MD.
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We would like to congratulate Dr. Fadlo R. Khuri, Editor-in-Chief of Cancer, on his new appointment as the 16th president of the American University of Beirut. http://www.aub.edu.lb/news/2015/Pages/fadlo-khuri-new-president.aspx
The American University of Beirut, AUB, is a private, non-sectarian institution of higher learning, founded in 1866, which functions under a charter from the State of New York. It is administrated by a private, autonomous Board of Trustees.
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A family history of prostate cancer among first degree relatives increases one's risk for breast cancer diagnosed after age 50. Information on family cancer history is critical for risk assessment and may influence decisions about screening for early detection. Go to http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.29075/full to read "Familial clustering of breast and prostate cancer and risk of postmenopausal breast cancer in the Women's Health Initiative Study" by Beebe-Dimmer et al.
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Cancer Cytopathology is pleased to announce the publication of a new commentary on the 3rd edition of the Bethesda System for Reporting Cervical Cytology. In it, co-authors Drs. Ritu Nayar and David Wilbur describe important changes to the field, including important updates to morphology terminology. Highly valuable for researchers, cytopathologists, and cytotechnologists, along with gynecologists, internists, and nurse practitioners in medicine and gynecology. bit.ly/CancerCytoBethesdaUpdate2015

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Major events and discoveries in cancer research, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment that took place between 1970 and 1995 are reviewed in the 7th and final installment of this popular series. Go to http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1002/cncr.29365/ to read "A note from history: Landmarks in history of cancer, part 7" by Hajdu, Vadmal, and Tang.
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I have a question that I asked in my research methods class. Is it ethical to use results from an experiment that used unethical methods? I asked because I wonder how the experts view this topic.
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Co-testing compared to HPV-only testing was more sensitive for detection of ≥ CIN3 in women aged 30–65. These data suggest that approximately 19% of women with cervical cancer could be misdiagnosed by an HPV-only cervical screen. Go to http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1002/cncy.21544/ to read "Comparison of cervical cancer screening results among 256,648 women in multiple clinical practices" by Blatt et al.
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Women in a randomized controlled trial who received cognitive-behavioral stress management (CBSM) post-surgery for early stage breast cancer were evaluated at an 8-15 year follow-up (11-year median). Women in the CBSM group reported fewer depressive symptoms and better quality of life than the control group up to 15 years later. Go to http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/cncr.29076 to read "Long term psychological benefits of cognitive-behavioral stress management for women with breast cancer: 11-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial" by Stagl et al.
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Colorectal cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the US. The ACS is committed to fighting this deadly disease, and early detection is one of the first steps in doing so. The new 80% by 2018 initiative sets the goal of 80% adherence to colorectal screening by 2018. To examine the potential results of this endeavor, Cancer has published an article entitled “Public health impact of achieving 80% colorectal cancer screening rates in the United States by 2018” http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.29336/full published March 12, 2015. It is accompanied by an editorial authored by our Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Fadlo R. Khuri, and our epidemiology Section Editor, Dr. Electra D. Paskett, entitled “Can we achieve an 80% screening rate for colorectal cancer by 2018 in the United States?” http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.29335/full.

The American Cancer Society Family of Journals has additional content to help inform our readers on the ongoing fight against colorectal cancer, including:

“Cancer screening in the United States, 2015: A review of current American Cancer Society guidelines and current issues in cancer screening” http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.3322/caac.21261/full published January 8, 2015 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

“Colorectal cancer statistics, 2014” http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.3322/caac.21220/full published March 17, 2014 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.
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The outcome for children with cancer has improved significantly over the past 60 years, with greater than 80% of patients today becoming 5-year survivors. Despite this progress, cancer remains the leading cause of death from disease in children in the United States, and significant short-term and long-term treatment toxicities continue to impact the majority of children with cancer. Go to http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.3322/caac.21273/ to read "Improving the outcome for children with cancer: Development of targeted new agents" by Peter C. Adamson, MD.
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