In this month’s “From the Editor in Chief” column, Dr. Jyoti Patel discusses the global state of cancer ahead of World Cancer Day on February 4. She reflects on the progress that’s been made in reducing the cancer burden and shares ways we can all help close the care gap.
Wildfires are becoming increasingly common, and more people are starting to see the effects of exposure to wildfire smoke in their daily lives. Here, find out what the research says about whether wildfire smoke can increase your cancer risk and steps you can take to protect yourself from its effects.
Genetic Counseling for Hereditary Breast Cancer: What People With a Family History of Breast Cancer Should Know
In this podcast, Dr. Allison Kurian and genetic counselor Kristen Mahoney Shannon discuss what people should know about their hereditary breast cancer risk, including how to know whether the condition may run in your family and what to expect if you will be receiving genetic counseling.
What People in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities Should Know About Their Cancer Risk: An Expert Perspective
Dr. Tingting Zhang shares what people in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities should know about cancer risk, including the types of cancer they may be more at risk for, the importance of screening for these cancers, and resources available to help.
Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky describes what to know about alcohol consumption and cancer risk, including how alcohol increases your risk for cancer, why limiting or stopping alcohol consumption can help lower this risk, and what steps you can take to do so.
In this “Cancer in My Community” post, Dr. Livia Lucila Martínez Ocola discusses what cancer care is like in Peru, including what drew her to oncology, disparities in cancer care between the various regions in Peru, and local resources available to people with cancer.
Addressing Disparities and Raising Awareness During National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week: An Expert Q&A
In this podcast, Dr. Luckson Mathieu and Rea Blakey of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration discuss what Black families should know about cancer disparities in their community, their cancer risk, and steps they can take to prevent and screen for cancer.
Some nonstick cookware can contain man-made chemicals that may pose risks to the environment and your health. Here, learn what these chemicals are, what the research says about how they could affect your cancer risk, and tips for using cookware.
There is a myth that getting a “base tan” can protect your skin from future sunburns or perhaps even skin cancer. But the reality is, no tan is a healthy tan. Here, find out why trying to get a “base tan” could cause further skin damage.
Cooking or grilling some foods produces certain chemicals. But can these chemicals increase a person’s risk for cancer? Here, find out what these chemicals are, where they’re found, and what the research says.