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Cowden Syndrome (CS) or Cowden’s disease is a rare genetic disorder that is characterized by multiple tumor-like growths called hamartomas. An affected individual usually has small, benign (noncancerous) growths commonly found on the skin and the lining of the mouth and nose, but they can also be found in other parts of the body such as the intestinal tract. Although these growths are noncancerous, patients with Cowden syndrome have a high risk for developing cancers, including breast (85% risk) and thyroid cancer (35% risk), caused by genetic mutation. Research by Charis Eng, M.D., Ph.D., Hardis Chair and Director of the […]

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Scientists Show How Alcohol is Linked to Cancer

Alcohol consumption has been linked to certain malignancies like esophageal cancer, and Silvia Balbo, Ph.D. reports at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society that her research team has found the first evidence that can explain how this occurs. Balbo, a research associate in the laboratory of Stephen Hecht, Ph.D., a renowned expert on cancer prevention at the University of Minnesota, explains that the alcohol content in beer, wine and liquor is metabolized or broken down by the body producing a substance called acetaldehyde, which resembles formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is known to cause cancer in humans. Laboratory […]

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