Articles Posted in ‘prevention’

Kramer explains results of the PLCO trial

Barnett Kramer, M.D., M.P.H, directs NCI’s Division of Cancer Prevention. In May 2012, he sat down to explain the results of the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Trial, the largest cancer screening trial ever performed in the United States. The four common cancers studied collectively account for almost 45 percent of cancer-related deaths in the U.S.

Overview of the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial

In 1993, the National Cancer Institute launched one of the largest cancer screening trials ever planned in the United States, in an effort to answer the question of screening efficacy in four cancers: prostate, lung, colorectal, and ovarian. Ten centers across the country ultimately accrued more than 150,000 men and women for this study. Nineteen years after it began, PLCO has now released the trial’s final major outcome finding, for colorectal cancer.

Coffee Intake and Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Singapore Chinese

White cup full of coffee with saucer and spoon

Drinking two cups of strong coffee a day may protect habitual cigarette smokers from developing advanced colon cancer, according to a population-based study of Singapore Chinese, funded by the National Cancer Institute and conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota.