Experts warn that recent legislative proposals may endanger research on the environment and cancer, following a study highlighting the positive association between cancer incidence and poor environment quality.
Browsing: environmental factors
Biomarkers of susceptibility following benzene exposure: influence of genetic polymorphisms on benzene metabolism and health effects
The toxic and carcinogenic effects of benzene in humans are well described. This research article investigates the influence of metabolic polymorphisms on biomarkers levels of benzene exposure and effect, in order to understand the real impact of benzene exposure on subjects with increased susceptibility.
DNA methylation as a potential mediator of environmental risks in the development of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
This perspective article from Epigenomics looks at the potential involvement of DNA methylation in the causal pathway of ALL. Could there be a potential mediating role of DNA methylation between risk exposures and ALL development?
How could exposure to light at-night cause increased breast cancer risk? Read more in this opinion piece from Breast Cancer Management.
This review summarizes current knowledge regarding the role of environmental factors in gynecological cancer etiology and survival, focusing on those that are potentially amenable to intervention.
A study has found that smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of reproductive cancer for daughters.
Similarities between childhood and adolescent melanoma, and conventional melanoma tumors has led to the first genetic evidence that sun damage contributes to melanoma in children and adolescents, as well as adults.
Endocrine therapies for breast cancer are highly impacted by nonadherence of patients. How can this be overcome?
This article provides an overview of epigenetics alterations in cancer and the possibility of therapeutic strategies emerging to reverse these temporary changes.
A statistical model developed by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center (MD, USA) has been used to suggest that approximately two-thirds of adult cancer incidence across tissues could be attributed to ‘bad luck’.