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Fetal cells may be double-edged cancer sword for women

Gadi, colleagues find presence of circulating fetal cells in women after childbirth lowers breast cancer risk, raises colon cancer risk

May 14, 2012 | By Dean Forbes

Scientists have found what could be a first-ever causative link between the concentration of circulating Y-chromosome fetal cells in women who gave birth and their risk of later developing breast cancer and colon cancer. Dr. V.K. Gadi of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Clinical Research Division was senior author of the study, which was recently published online in the European Journal of Cancer.

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Weight loss reduces inflammation related to cancer

Anne McTiernan-led study shows that postmenopausal women who lost at least 5 percent of their body weight reduced inflammation markers related to several cancers

May 7, 2012

According to a study led by Dr. Anne McTiernan of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, postmenopausal women who were overweight or obese and lost at least 5 percent of their body weight had a measurable reduction in markers of inflammation.

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Circumcision may reduce prostate cancer risk

Jonathan Wright-led study shows males circumcised before first sexual intercourse 15 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer

March 12, 2012

A new analysis led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers found circumcision before a male's first sexual intercourse may help protect against prostate cancer. Published online March 12 in the journal Cancer, the study suggests that circumcision can hinder infection and inflammation that may lead to this malignancy.

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