Tag Archives: Cancer

California judge orders next Monsanto weed-killer cancer trial for March

(Reuters) – A California judge on Thursday granted an expedited trial in the case of a California couple suffering from cancer who sued Bayer AG’s (BAYGn.DE) Monsanto unit, alleging the company’s glyphosate-containing weed killer Roundup caused their disease. FILE PHOTO: A woman uses a Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller spray without glyphosate in a garden in Ercuis… Read More »

Does bariatric surgery reduce cancer risk?

There is adequate evidence that excess body fat results in an increased risk of 13 different cancers, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).   In a 2016 reassessment of the preventive effects of a healthy weight on cancer risk, the France-based IARC reviewed over 1000 epidemiologic studies, which examine disease distribution in… Read More »

PSA-based screening for prostate cancer: Interpreting the changing guidelines

Kenneth Lin, MD | Conditions | November 8, 2018 Comparing the 2018 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation statement on prostate cancer screening in the October 15th issue of American Family Physician with its previous recommendation, the first question family physicians ought to ask is: What new evidence compelled the USPSTF to move from recommending against PSA screening in… Read More »