Both within and across societies, risk of cancer incidence associated with higher social class is increasing as societies around the world industrialize. This represents a paradox for women’s health internationally – a life that is generally better may increase a woman’s risk for breast cancer.
Some of the reasons social class influences a woman’s risk for breast cancer across her life course are that, prior to birth, it influences her mother’s reproductive age, health and timing of birth, influences her own growth from gestation onward, age at menarche, child-bearing, lactation, and menopause, and social class shapes her physical activity, work and leisure life, body size, diet and alcohol use, and a myriad of environmental factors.
In smoking cessation research, time-line follow-back (TLFB) is the main method for measuring cigarette consumption and defining periods of quit and lapse. TLFB data are generally imprecise and potentially biased and may not adequately characterize the true consumption on day-to-day basis. In particular, self-reported cigarette consumption data are typically heaped; some subjects report exact cigarette counts, whereas others report rounded off counts
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Johns Hopkins diabetes expert Fred Brancati dies at 53
He was director General Internal Medicine division at School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Oncologist Vogelstein Receives $3 million Life Sciences Award
Bert Vogelstein, a professor of oncology and pathology at Johns Hopkins and a pioneer in the field of cancer genomics, is among 11 scientists named the first winners of the world's richest academic prize for medicine and biology.
NSF recognizes JHU Professor for Cancer Treatment Research
Cui Receives CAREER Award for Work Involving Cancer-fighting Nanostructures
JHU Researchers Personalize Chemotherapy Drug Selection
Test uses cells from patients' tumors to help determine best treatment
HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation Ovarian Cancer Outside-the-Box (OSB) Seed Grant for 2013
The purpose of the OSB grant is to improve prevention and prognosis through innovative scientific research and to foster a strong long-term commitment to research in the field of ovarian cancer.
Hope for Early Test for Female Cancers
"This is really something that can be done as part of routine medical care," said Dr. Luis Diaz, lead researcher on the study.
New Tobacco Quitline Services for New Year, New Smoke-free Life Text support, 24/7 counseling among enhanced free services
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control (CTPC) today announced new services for the Maryland Tobacco Quitline
Guidelines limiting prostate cancer screening are widely ignored
Guidelines limiting PSA screening for prostate cancer detection in older men are widely ignored, researchers said Tuesday, and physicians seem likely to continue to ignore them. Craig E. Pollack is quoted.
An Update from the SKCCC on its Maryland Cigarette Restitution Funds- 2012
Continued Progress Hinges on the Return to Full CRF Funding
A Partnership in Cancer Prevention
Dr. John Groopman discusses the partnership between SKCCC, Howard University and the MD CRF.
John Groopman Discusses Phase 0 Cancer Prevention Trials
Cancer Prevention and Control expert John Groopman discusses natural methods to thwart cancer.
Biomarkers predict who may need prostate treatment
A blood test for certain forms of prostate specific antigen, or PSA, and measurement of DNA content in biopsy tissue accurately predict which men with potentially nonlethal prostate cancers may eventually need treatment, say Johns Hopkins scientists.
An Update on the Maryland Cigarette Resitiution Fund
Interview with John Groopman
Dr. Groopman talks about his landmark work in the field of hepatocellular carcinoma and the role of aflotoxins in the induction of this devastating liver cancer.
Heart drug may lead to prostate cancer treatment - Baltimore Sun
Elizabeth Platz, CRF investigator, quoted in Baltimore Sun
Surprise Finding: Pancreatic Cancers Progress to Lethal Stage Slowly
Pancreatic cancer develops and spreads much more slowly than scientists have thought, according to new research from Johns Hopkins investigators. The finding indicates that there is a potentially broad window for diagnosis and prevention of the disease.
Hear from CRF investigators
Young up and coming investigators and clinicians represent the future of cancer research and treatment.
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You Tube Videos (scan down for videos on CRF investigators Vasan Yegnasubrumanian and Sarah Wheelan.
Ten Big Stories of the Maryland CRF
CRF Research Grants Fill an Unmet Funding Need
Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund Scientific Report is now available!
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