www.Cancer.gov News Releases

February 20, 2011 by  
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  1. A healthy lifestyle may help former smokers lower their risk of death from all causes - A new study finds that former smokers who stick to a healthy lifestyle have a lower risk of dying from all causes, including cancer and heart and lung disease, than those who don’t have healthy habits.
  2. NCI study of tea drinkers in the UK suggests health benefits from black tea - A prospective study of half a million tea drinkers in the U.K. suggests potential mortality benefits of drinking black tea may be associated with a lower risk of death.
  3. Many types of leisure time activity may lower risk of death for older adults - A study found equivalent amounts of 7 different activities were associated with a lower risk of death from any cause, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
  4. NCI awards $23 million to establish centers of excellence to study telehealth for cancer care - NCI awards $23 million to academic institutions to establish centers of excellence to conduct research on the role of telehealth in delivering cancer care.
  5. Interferon treatment may reduce severity of COVID-19 in people with certain genetic factors - In patients with certain variations in the OAS1 gene, treatment for severe COVID-19 with interferons, a type of protein that can help the body’s immune system fight infections, decreased the viral load of SARS-CoV-2, a new study found.
  6. COVID-19 was third leading cause of death in the United States in both 2020 and 2021 - COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in the United States between March 2020 and October 2021, according to an analysis of national death certificate data by researchers at the National Cancer Institute.
  7. Four multinational, interdisciplinary teams selected to address major challenges in cancer - The Cancer Grand Challenges Program will award $100 million to four interdisciplinary teams from around the world to solve some of the toughest challenges in cancer research. Each team will receive $25 million over 5 years.
  8. In people with HIV, treating precancerous anal lesions cuts risk of anal cancer by more than half - Results from the NCI-supported ANCHOR study show that treating anal precancerous growths known as high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions, or HSIL, reduces the chance that anal cancer will develop by more than half.
  9. Cancer death rates among Black people declined over time, but remain higher than other racial and ethnic groups - From 1999—2019, US rates of cancer death fell among Black people. Yet, in 2019, their rates remained higher than those of other racial and ethnic groups.
  10. Uterine cancer deaths are rising in the United States, and are highest among Black women - Deaths from uterine cancer are rising in the United States, and are highest among non-Hispanic Black women, according to a new study led by researchers at NCI, part of the National Institutes of Health. The higher death rates are related to the rising incidence of aggressive subtypes of uterine cancer.
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