Tackling popular news stories related to cancer prevention and screening, Cancer News in Context tames the hype with a big-picture outlook and important take home messages.

Pride, Progress, and Working toward Health Equity:  Cancer and the LGBTQIA+ Community

Pride, Progress, and Working toward Health Equity:  Cancer and the LGBTQIA+ Community

By Nora Leahy, MPH, CHES, Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities Every June we celebrate Pride Month and the great diversity, strength, and resilience of the LGBTQIA+ community.  We reflect on the past and honor those who risked everything to pave the way toward equality.  We also imagine and strive for a future rooted […]
Understanding Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations and Average Risk

Understanding Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations and Average Risk

By Ashley Housten, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L Women have a decision to make. Most know they need a mammogram every 1-2 years, but determining when to start and how often to be screened can be tricky. Siteman Cancer Center radiologists recommend that every woman begin yearly screening at age 40. But you may be hearing different […]
New Study Finds that Walking May Lower Risk of Dying – and With Fewer Than 10,000 Steps per Day

New Study Finds that Walking May Lower Risk of Dying – and With Fewer Than 10,000 Steps per Day

A new study further confirms the health benefits of lacing up your shoes and heading out for a walk. The study, published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, followed over 16,000 older women for an average of five years and compared recorded step counts with deaths that occurred in the group over that time. The researchers […]