Topic: cancer

Red meat may raise young women’s breast cancer risk

New research from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) finds a link between high consumption of red meat and breast cancer in young women. Compared with women who had one serving of red meat a week, those who ate 1.5 servings a…

Healthy diet and cancer risk: What do we know?

Studies have shown that diets rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fish, and chicken—and low on sugar and red meat—can reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. But evidence that healthy diets also reduce cancer risk remains less conclusive. Walter…

Improving cancer care around the world

With cancer now the leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries, it’s important to urge leaders around the world to address global disparities in cancer care, according to health economist Felicia Knaul. Knaul, director of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative and…

Off the cuff: What can microbes teach us about cancer?

[ Fall 2014 ] Wendy Garrett, Associate Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases Wendy Garrett specializes in studying the human gut— the part of our anatomy that carries the greatest number of microbes—and the possible links between these hordes of bacteria and…

Mammograms

[FORUM VIDEO] On March 8, 2011, International Women's Day, expert participants met at The Forum at Harvard School of Public Health to address the question, "Mammograms: Who in the world are they good

Vasectomy may increase risk of aggressive prostate cancer

For immediate release: Monday, July 7, 2014 Boston, MA -- Vasectomy was associated with a small increased risk of prostate cancer, and a stronger risk for advanced or lethal prostate cancer, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health…

Screening childhood cancer survivors for heart problems

Simulations find improved outcomes but suggest less frequent screening may be as beneficial For immediate release: May 19, 2014 Boston, MA — One of the first studies to analyze the effectiveness of screening survivors of childhood cancer for early signs of impending…

Where's the salt?

[ Spring 2014 ] People across the globe are consuming far more sodium than is healthy, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Cambridge. In 181 of 187 countries (constituting 99.2% of the…