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Obesity, heart disease, and diabetes may be communicable

A new study proposes some non-communicable diseases, like heart disease and diabetes, may spread by gut bacteria.
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Dr. Nadine Caron named founding First Nations Health Authority Chair in Cancer and Wellness at UBC

New UBC chair seeks to improve cancer outcomes and wellness among Indigenous peoples.
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B.C.’s school-based HPV immunization program cuts pre-cancer rates by more than half

HPV has been identified as the cause of almost all cervical cancers.
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New international exercise guidelines for cancer survivors

The updated recommendations outline specific ‘exercise prescriptions’ to address common side effects associated with cancer diagnoses and treatment.
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Study finds lack of racial diversity in cancer drug clinical trials

New research led by Jonathan Loree found a lack of racial and ethnic diversity in clinical trials for cancer drugs.
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High insulin production may contribute to pancreatic cancer

Led by PhD student Anni Zhang, UBC study is first to demonstrate a causal link between high insulin levels and pancreatic cancer.
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New treatment knocks out cancer with a one-two punch

Developed by Shoukat Dedhar, new cancer treatment has potential to be a heavy hitter when combined with existing therapies.
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Steroids can reduce lung cancer risk in COPD patients

New UBC study co-authored by Don Sin evaluated 10 years’ worth of medical and pharmacy data.
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Award supports research into broad-spectrum childhood cancer treatments

Mads Daugaard is given carte blanche to discover solid tumour treatments for children.
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A new way of diagnosing and treating disease — without cutting skin

UBC researchers develop new laser microscope that could be ‘revolutionary’ for treatment of diseases such as skin cancer.
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