Hem/Onc Roundup: Soda and Juices Linked to Cancer, Maternal Obesity Impacts Childhood Cancer, and more

Here are the top stories covered by DocWire News this week in the Hematology & Oncology section. This week, a study found that sugary drinks are linked to cancer, early risers have a lower risk of breast cancer, and more.

Adults who consume sugary drinks incur an increased risk of cancer, according to a study published in The BMJ. A specific subanalysis suggest the consumption of 100% fruit juices was notably linked with an increased risk of cancer.

A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that maternal obesity is linked to a higher risk for childhood cancers. “The results suggest a significant role of early-life exposure to maternal obesity- and fetal growth–related factors in childhood cancer development,” the researchers noted.

A study published in The BMJ found that self-described early risers have a lower risk of breast cancer. “The findings showed consistent evidence for a protective effect of morning preference and suggestive evidence for an adverse effect of increased sleep duration on breast cancer risk,” the authors noted.

Among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors, those who are non-Latino white have a lower risk of subsequent death compared with those of other races/ethnicities, according to a study published in JNCI Cancer Spectrum.