Black Smokers Are Less Likely To Quit Than White Ones. Now The Question Is ‘Why?’
A study found that Black smokers were less likely than their White counterparts to respond to smoking cessation pharmacotherapies. But using race alone as the variable in smoking cessation studies “do little to advance the field,” according to the researchers.
Is Inflammation from Common Medications Tied to Pancreatic Cancer?
New Figures on Rates of Alcohol-Related Cancer
Alcohol consumption accounts for nearly 5% of cancer incidence in the United States on average, according to a new study from researchers at the American Cancer Society. According to the investigators, more than 75,000 cancer cases and 18,947 cancer deaths per year were related to alcohol consumption between 2013 and 2016.
Aspirin Use May Improve Survival in Breast, Bladder Cancers
Older patients with breast cancer or bladder cancer may increase their survival by taking aspirin, according to a study. Aspirin use was not found to increase the risk of incident cancer. However, aspirin use at least three times a week increased survival in patients with bladder and breast cancers, as did any aspirin use.