HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
The Lancet Oncology (TLO) and the Lancet Infectious Diseases (TLID)

This month's Leading Edge editorial discusses the difference between perception of risk and the actual risk by drawing upon two recent examples: breast cancer and the pill, and cannabis smoking and cancer risk. In both situations, scientific evidence does not appear to be affecting the public's misperception of absolute risk, and more worryingly, in the case of cannabis smoking, even nationwide policy is being lead by personal views rather than scientific evidence.

The editorial concludes: "Unravelling a misguided perception of risk from the real facts is a difficult task, but it is essential if the perpetuation of poorly conceived ideas is to stop. In light of the current trend towards chemoprevention to reduce a person's risk of contracting cancer, it is important that the general public do not become disenfranchised from the medical community by exposure to over-reporting of contradictory reports in the popular media. Only then will cancer risk truly decrease by informed changes in lifestyle."

Reviews:

Cigarette smoking and lung cancer: chemical mechanisms and approaches to prevention

Cigarette smoking and the risk of endometrial cancer

Strategic marketing in the UK tobacco industry

Hyperthermia in combined treatment of cancer

Metastasis to and from the central nervous system-the "relatively protected site"

Stem-cell origin of metastasis and heterogeneity of solid tumours

The Lancet Infectious Diseases (TLID)

Combination antiretroviral therapies are widely used for the treatment of HIV but it is unclear whether they will continue to be effective in the face of quickly evolved drug-resistant strains of HIV, and increased risky sexual behaviour in certain communities. In the August issue of The Lancet Infectious Diseases, J X Velasco-Hernandez and colleagues, from the Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo, San Bartolo, Mexico, and the UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, US
'"/>

Contact: Richard Lane
richard.lane@lancet.com
44-20-7424-4949
Lancet
31-Jul-2002


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. The Lancet calls for the creation of a world institute for risk evaluation
2. The Lancet calls for creation of Intl Commission on Global Responses to Complex Emergencies
3. Majority of authors retract 1998 Lancet paper-Lancet editor points to implications
4. The Lancet Oncology (TLO)
5. The Lancet Infectious Diseases (TLID)
6. The Lancet Neurology November press release
7. Lancet readers to join WHO election debate
8. The Lancet Oncology press release
9. The Lancet Neurology October press release
10. The Lancet neurology press release
11. The Lancet Neurology press release

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... February 23, 2017 , ... Hamlin Dental ... announce that they are sponsoring a raffle. Throughout the month of February, patients who ... receive a gift card for a dinner for two at the Cheesecake Factory. ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... Dr. David Mahon leads Siena Dental, a ... Mahon was named a 2017 Top Patient Rated Henderson Dentist by Find ... that recognizes local physicians and dentists who have earned high ratings and superior patient ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... , ... February 23, 2017 , ... ... publication and community for those in the fight against cancer, has produced a ... their success. HRA will release top-line findings in a webinar, Defining Compassionate ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 23, 2017 , ... ... her Smiling Patriot program today with a new Indiegogo campaign . ... care to homeless veterans in the Los Angeles area, either as a participating patient ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... ... Carlos Gutierrez has lived his spiritual life hardly without ... the purpose of everyone in this universe. As Gutierrez sees the need of spiritual ... to guide readers to expand one’s spiritual life. , “Our Spiritual Truths” deals with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/23/2017)... NEW YORK , February 23, 2017 ... jobs in the United States . According ... Data, the cannabis industry is expected to create 283,422 jobs ... 17 percent compounded over the next four years. The accelerating ... that drives the growth of legal cannabis market, which will ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... SEOUL, South Korea , Feb. 23, 2017 LG ... 70mw UV-C LED for sterilization applications. As its sterilization performance is ... LED produces the short wavelength ultraviolet rays in the range of ... prevents the proliferation of bacteria by destroying their DNA. LG Innotek,s ... ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ML Capital Group, Inc. (USOTC: MLCG) today announced acquiring a ... a Colorado -based cannabis tourism company. MLCG recently ... to enter Colorado,s $19 billion tourism industry ... announced today is intended to accelerate MLCG,s Colorado ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: