Posts Tagged ‘Epidemiology’

‘Overdiagnosis’ in the Spotlight – Again

Posted on: October 14th, 2016 by admin 1 Comment

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) yesterday published a paper entitled “Breast-cancer tumor size, overdiagnosis, and mammography screening effectiveness.” Lead author […]

Fruit, Alcohol and Breast Cancer Risk

Posted on: May 20th, 2016 by admin

Last week’s British Medical Journal (BMJ) published two papers – one on fruit and vegetable consumption and the other on alcohol intake […]

Breast Cancer in Asia

Posted on: April 29th, 2016 by admin 3 Comments

Over the past two decades breast cancer has become a major health issue across the countries in the Pacific-Region where […]

An Illegitimate Dose Model?

Posted on: February 26th, 2016 by admin 3 Comments

In December 1946 the American scientist Hermann Muller was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine “for the discovery of the production of […]

Global Trends in Breast Cancer Rates

Posted on: September 18th, 2015 by admin

Carol DeSantis has recently published an important paper entitled “International variation in female breast cancer incidence and mortality rates” in Cancer Epidemiology, […]

How Old is Breast Cancer?

Posted on: March 27th, 2015 by admin

Four years ago Siddhartha Mukherjee published his prize-winning book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer that was featured in […]

Biological Bad Luck

Posted on: January 2nd, 2015 by admin 2 Comments

Two scientists at Johns Hopkins University – applied mathematician Cristian Tomasetti and cancer biologist Bert Vogelstein – were having a brainstorming session […]

The Firing Squad of Statistics

Posted on: September 5th, 2014 by admin

The Cancer Research Initiative at the University of Cape Town (UCT) co-hosted a seminar this week in which the author S. Lochlann […]

A Day for Reflection

Posted on: February 7th, 2014 by admin

Earlier this week, on Tuesday 4 February, we recognized World Cancer Day 2014. The campaign was focused on reducing the stigma surrounding the […]

E-Cigarettes in Regulatory No Man’s Land

Posted on: February 15th, 2013 by admin

Until a decade ago there was some debate whether smoking increased the risk of breast cancer. However, there is now consensus that active smoking […]