Creator:   Jaak Ph. Janssens
Created:   10/24/2013
Contains:  5 items
With poor cure rates in advanced cervical cancer, much more attention is given to early detection and prevention. This is certainly needed in developing countries. Earlier detection means nowadays also lesser mutilation from reduced surgery and more comfort after treatment. Early diagnosis of malignancy is traditionally based on clinical examination by an experienced physician and Pap-smear. But newer developments in molecular biology and the knowledge that cervical cancer is caused by HPV infection has led to the implementation of HPV detection kits. It is expected that HPV tests will gradually replace cytology in cervical cancer smears. But the even better protection aims at avoiding the disease. Primary prevention through improved personal hygiene and vaccination of both males and females may not only eradicate cervical cancer but also a number of additional conditions with HPV origin. Vaccination is most probably going to be one of the greatest success stories of medicine in primary cancer prevention.

Creator:   Prof. Attilio Giacosa
Created:   11/26/2011
Contains:  9 items
On 24 & 25 November the European Cancer Prevention Organization held a consensus meeting in Grinzane Cavour, Italy on Mediterranean diet & cancer prevention. The consensus document will be published soon but in the mean time I like to present some of work published in the Journal from the past decade. Jaak Ph. Janssens Editor

Creator:   Prof. Jaak Ph. Janssens
Created:   11/29/2011
Contains:  11 items
The relationship between smoking and lung cancer has been clearly demonstrated in various well documented studies. But what about lung cancer in non-smokers? Genetic predisposition, environmental factors and even lifestyle might contribute to an increased risk. This collection gives an overview of evidence published in the EJCP. New data will be presented at the Annual ECP meeting in Milan, November 16, 2012.

Creator:   Prof. Jaak Ph. Janssens
Created:   12/26/2011
Contains:  4 items
With breast cancer incidence doubling during the last 40 years and stabilization of mortality, cure rates have increased from 50 up to 80 percent. Two main hypothesis need consideration: the effect of early detection and improved treatments. While there is considerable debate about the impact of both, recent publications have fueled the discussion on the effects of screening mammography. An upcoming paper of Bulliard and Levi (due as a Publish Ahead-of Print article in February 2012) provides evidence that the impact of screening is decreasing because of therapeutic advances. And if the impact is lower, more attention should be given to the psychological harms and cost-benefit issues.