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Author: Dr. Ayguen Sahin | CRS Yazar: Dr. Ayguen Sahin | CRS
First, as the Cancer Research Simplified (CRS) Family, we are deeply saddened by the loss of over 245 coalminers killed in the explosion and fire of the coalmine in the Western Turkish town of Soma yesterday, May 13th, 2014. Our article below is dedicated to our Turkish followers and to all coalmine workers in the world. This article represents our research into the potential link between coal mining and cancer.
Oncelikle, Cancer Research Simplified (CRS) ailesi olarak, Soma'daki maden ocaginda dunku patlama ve yangin sonucu hayatini kaybeden en az 245 olu ve bircok yarali icin derin uzuntumuzu dile getirmek istiyoruz. Asagidaki makalemizi, yuksek sayidaki Turk izleyicilerimize ve uyelerimize, ayrica tum dunyadaki komur madeni iscilerine armagan ediyoruz. Komur madenciligin kanser riski tasiyip tasimadigini arastirdik.
Coal miners may develop a number of lung diseases and disorders due to their exposure to coalmine dust, such as pneumoconiosis, chronic bronchitis and obstructive lung disease. The occurrence and severity of the disease depends on the intensity and duration of the dust exposure. The specific composition of the coalmine dust also has a bearing on some health outcomes (1).
The presumption of a possibly elevated cancer risk in coalminers is based mainly on two hypotheses: 1) Exposure to pure quartz dust/crystalline silica dust, and 2) Ingested coalmine dust interacting with the acidic environment in the stomach, potentially causing an elevated gastric cancer (stomach cancer) risk. (2)
Most coalmine dusts include a high percentage of quartz. (2) Crystalline silica dust has been determined to be a Group I carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. (3) The exposure to airborne quartz particles was associated with a small but statistically significant risk for lung cancer mortality. (4) Although research in the 1950s did not strongly support a relationship between coal mine dust exposure and lung cancer in particular, newer studies have more definitively linked coalmine dust exposure and cancer. A German study from 1997 demonstrated a small, but statistically significant risk for gastric (stomach) cancer among coalminers. (2) In 2008, a Czech study found significantly higher lung cancer risk in workers with pneumoconiosis who were working in a mine comparing with general Czech population. (5) In 2010, 4 new cases of cancer were found among former mine workers in Minnesota, USA, increasing the number of mine-related cancer cases to 63. (6)
Overall, the reports are at times contradictory, making a definitive conclusion about cancer risk due to coal mining a challenge. However, small, but statistically significant studies support Hill’s criteria for causation. The lack of strong data regarding people’s exposure and risk, and the wide use of coal mining to enable the production of energy make further studies of population and risk a requisite.
Pneumoconiosis: A.K.A. Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis or Black Lung Disease, is a lung disease caused by inhaling coal dust, especially in mines, over a long period of time.
2. Overall Mortality and Cancer Mortality of Coal Miners - Ann. Occup. Hyg, 1997
3. Coal Mine Dust Exposure Report - NIOSH, 2011
4. Cause- specific mortality in British coal workers and exposure to respirable dust and quartz. Occup
Environ Med 67:270–276, 2010.
5. Lung Cancer Risk in Black-coal Miners with Pneumoconiosis in the Czech Republic, Epidemiology, 2008
6. 4 new cases of cancer found among former mine workers
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You might have heard the word GMO. GMO is the abbreviation of "Genetically Modified Organism". This means that an organism's genes (the molecules of heredity of living organisms) have been altered using genetic engineering techniques.
What do YOU think about:
1) Consuming GMO food
2) Whether or not GMO food should be labelled
3) The meaning of GMO, the pros and cons
Comment in the comment boxes below the article, we'd love to hear your thoughts.
Read the article from Boston.com below:
Genetically Modified Foods Confuse Consumers
WASHINGTON (AP) — Genetically modified foods have been around for years, but most Americans have no idea if they are eating them.
The Food and Drug Administration says they don’t need to be labeled, so the state of Vermont has moved forward on its own. On Thursday, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed legislation making his state the first to require labeling of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.
What about the rest of the country? And does labeling matter?
There’s a lot of confusion about genetically modified foods and their safety.
Some people feel very strongly about GMOs. Opponents, who at times have protested in the streets, say consumers have the right to know whether their food contains GMOs. The Vermont law is their first major victory.
The food industry and companies that genetically engineer seeds have pushed back against the labeling laws, saying GMOs are safe and labels would be misleading.
‘‘It’s really polarizing,’’ says New York University’s Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition and food studies. ‘‘There’s no middle ground.’’
A look at the debate and some of the facts about genetically modified foods:
WHAT THEY ARE
GMOs are not really a ‘‘thing,’’ Nestle says, and that’s hard for the average consumer to grasp. You can’t touch or feel a GMO.
Genetically modified foods are plants or animals that have had genes copied from other plants or animals inserted into their DNA. It’s not a new idea — humans have been tinkering with genes for centuries through selective breeding. Think dogs bred to be more docile pets, cattle bred to be beefier or tomatoes bred to be sweeter. Turkeys were bred to have bigger breasts — better for Thanksgiving dinner.
What’s different about genetically modified or engineered foods is that the manipulation is done in a lab. Engineers don’t need to wait for nature to produce a desired gene; they speed up the process by transferring a gene from one plant or animal to another.
What are the desired traits? Most of the nation’s corn and soybeans are genetically engineered to resist pesticides and herbicides. A papaya in Hawaii is modified to resist a virus. The FDA is considering an application from a Massachusetts company to approve a genetically engineered salmon that would grow faster than traditional salmon.
IN YOUR GROCERY CART
Most of the genetically modified corn and soybeans are used in cattle feed, or are made into ingredients like corn oil, corn starch, high fructose corn syrup or soybean oil.
Even in some of those products, the manufacturing process itself may remove some of the GMOs.
A few fruits and vegetables are engineered — the Hawaiian papaya and some squash and zucchini, for example. Only a small amount of sweet corn, the corn we eat, is genetically modified.
But there’s no genetically modified meat or fish, like the fast-growing salmon, in the market now; the Food and Drug Administration has yet to approve any.
The vast majority of scientific research has found genetically engineered foods to be generally safe.
An Italian scientist’s review of 10 years of research, published in 2013, concluded that the scientific research conducted so far has not detected ‘‘any significant hazard directly connected with the use of GM crops.’’
One French research team raised safety questions, but their much-criticized 2012 study linking genetically modified corn to rat tumors was retracted in 2013 by the scientific publisher, who cited weak evidence supporting the conclusions.
Even the food police say they are safe: The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a well-known critic of food companies and artificial and unhealthy ingredients in foods, has not opposed genetically modified foods, on the basis that there’s no evidence they are harmful.
Though what we are eating now appears safe, the main concerns for the future would be new genetically engineered foods — from the United States or abroad — that somehow become allergenic or toxic through the engineering process. The FDA says the foods they have evaluated to this point have not been any more likely to cause an allergic or toxic reaction than foods from traditionally bred plants.
Unlike animals, the FDA is not required to approve genetically engineered crops for consumption. However, most companies will go through a voluntary safety review process before they put them on the market.
There are clear benefits for the agricultural industry — the crops that are resistant to pesticides and herbicides, for example. And companies like Monsanto that produce modified seeds say their technologies will be needed to feed a rising world population as they engineer crops to adapt to certain climates and terrains.
While most modified foods have so far been grown to resist chemicals or disease, advocates envision engineering crops to make them more nutritious as well. Food animals have been engineered to be bred to be free of diseases, be cleaner in their environments or grow more efficiently, though none has yet been approved in the United States.
There is an escalating political fight between the labeling advocates and the food industry, which has dug in against labeling. In the absence of a federal labeling standard, GMO opponents have gone to the states to try to get a patchwork of labeling laws approved — a move that could eventually force a national standard.
Ballot measures in California and Washington state failed, but the legislative effort prevailed in Vermont. Maine and Connecticut also have passed laws requiring labels, but they don’t take effect unless other states follow suit. The food industry is widely expected to challenge the Vermont law in court.
The state efforts aren’t slowing down. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, there are 85 pending GMO labeling bills in 29 states.
In Congress, the food industry is pushing a House bill that would head off efforts to enact mandatory labeling of genetically modified ingredients by proposing new voluntary labels nationwide — an attempted end run around the state-by-state laws.
Safe or not, consumers are increasingly interested in what is in their food, including GMOs.
‘‘There’s so much confusing speech on food packaging and food advertising that consumers are often buying things they think are GMO free when they are not,’’ says Scott Faber of the Environmental Working Group, which is pushing for the labels.
Faber and other labeling proponents say it’s about transparency, not technology. They say there is precedent, like orange juice labels that say whether the juice is from concentrate.
David Ropeik, the author of the book ‘‘How Risky Is It, Really? Why Our Fears Don’t Always Match the Facts,’’ says he thinks the food industry should endorse labeling so it can move past the debate.
‘‘By supporting labeling, companies would say, ‘There’s no risk, we have nothing to hide,'’’ he says.
He says people rightly or wrongly fear GMOs because they are more concerned about man-made risks than natural ones and the food industry’s control over what we eat.
‘‘It’s a surrogate for a values war they have against big companies,’’ he says.
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For immediate release: Cancer Research Simplified Invited to Attend Rev2014, The Thought-Leader Conference on New Ways to Look at Cancer
For Immediate Release
May 6, 2014
Cancer Research Simplified Invited to Attend Rev2014, The Thought-Leader Conference on New Ways to Look at Cancer
Cambridge, Mass.—Cancer Research Simplified (CRS)’s new and unique message to those who need to know about cancer in a more simplified way is gaining interest among major thought-leaders in the field of cancer, to wit, CRS has just been invited to attend the prestigious Rev2014 conference, a two day event in Washington, D.C., sponsored by Genentech, the Livestrong Foundation and Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
This event, the second such Rev conference, will focus on new and innovative ways to connect with cancer patients, bridging the gap from a spectrum of clinicians, oncologists, patients, administrators, and even artists to change the cancer paradigm.
Dr. Ayguen Sahin, CEO and Founder of Cancer Research Simplified (CRS) will be CRS’s representative and plans to collaborate, network and share many of CRS’s values and ideas in many “Action Tanks,” where attendees will work with the Super Facilitators, such as Doug Ulman, President and CEO of The Livestrong Foundation, Clifford A. Hudis, MD, FACP, President, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and Tig Notaro, Comedian and Cancer Survivor.
CRS’s message is congruent with the basic tenets of Rev2014 (interaction to action) about getting inspired, connected and involved with cancer. CRS plans to actively participate in the Rev topics, which are, on Day One: 1. Quality Redefined, 2. Patient Empowerment and 3. Accelerating Progress Though Data Access and Technology. On Day 2, the topic will be “Patients as Consumers of Healthcare.”
Follow CRS’s continuing involvement in many of its events, and CRS’s videos and game-changing content at www.cancerresearchsimplified.org .
About Cancer Research Simplified
Cancer Research Simplified™ is a non-profit organization, committed to providing information resources to cancer patients about their disease, the latest cancer research, and cancer institutes and hospitals worldwide that provide specialized cancer care and specific targeted therapy methods. In addition, we provide scholarships for high school students worldwide to perform research activities at renowned cancer research institutions around the world.
Making cancer research understandable for everyone. Providing scholarships for young students worldwide to encourage careers in cancer research.
By providing cancer patients with information about their disease, up-to-date research, and specialized cancer treatment institutes, we can bridge the gap between cancer patients and cancer-treatment professionals and ease the burden on cancer patients by making it easy to find the best possible care.
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About the Rev Event
According to the event’s website “Tackling cancer today requires new approaches to old problems. In 2012, the LIVESTRONG Foundation and Genentech teamed up to create something that would have a real impact on the lives of patients with cancer. As pioneers in patient advocacy and oncology care, we leveraged our collective knowledge about how to identify challenges and test theories—and this gave us an idea.
Our theory was that a different kind of forum, one that brought together the best, brightest, and most innovative thinkers from all corners of the cancer community (and beyond), would spark breakthrough ideas, create unconventional collaborations, and enable each of us to view and understand the problem through a new lens.
We called it Rev, and the response was positive and impactful. Oncologists, policy makers, writers, artists, advocates, and many others spent the day getting inspired, pushing boundaries, questioning traditional thinking, and coming up with completely new ways of addressing the most pressing challenges in the cancer community. They came away from Rev inspired to work with each other and break down barriers to create real change.”
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Cancer Research Simplified (CRS) can answer your oncology questions through its many channels: its website,www.cancerresearch.org, its compelling videos giving you and your loved one suggestions on how you can educate, prevent and fight cancer by action steps, its cable access TV shows, and its many live appearances and fundraisers.
Chances are, you and/or your loved one(s) will have to fight cancer throughout your lifetime. The questions on what type of cancer, and how it is treated and cured, and what to do all pop up from the time of its discovery to perhaps even a lifetime of fighting it, as more and more people are surviving cancer each day. Cancer Research Simplified is there for you providing excellent articles through its newsletters, videos and instructions on how to best prevent, identify and treat cancer, whether it be skin (melanoma) or squamous cell.
CRS tackles cancers with the latest research, based on cancer researchers who tell it straight to the patient, without the filters and time constraints that all too often confuse and leave the patient wanting and needing more information in language that they can understand.
Because cancer is global, so is Cancer Research Simplified. People like Zeynep from Germany, Richard from the U.S., and Yohann from France want and need CRS to help inform them through CRS’s many channels.
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