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NEWSLETTER XII (CURRENT)
In our 2012 Newsletter -which is our 12th since 1995- we invite all of our members to comple our FIFTH survey. An important reminder is the impact that the CTS study has had over the years. Another article introduces a streamlined web based way to review articles from our over 80 peer reviewed publications. We also highlight 9 major areas of research we’ve published about in the last year alone. Finally we acknowledge all of our research collaborator’s links in this Newsletter.
In our eleventh edition we highlight important research outcomes affecting womens health. Decreasing rates of breast cancer are discussed in relation to complex changes in womens use of menopausal hormone therapy. A second article shows how individual cancer research studies like the CTS can work together and 'pool' their analyses, making each study's own work that much more beneficial. And on the front page we include the good news that the California Teachers Study has been refunded and is actively developing new projects; we are going strong for 5 more years.
Our tenth newsletter comes to you in Winter 2008, and features an article discussing the relationship between exercise and cancer risk. Also included is an article highlighting the importance genetics in the research of the California Teachers Study. The article invites our members to get involved by visiting our website and requesting a DNA sample kit from us. The sidebar piece showcases some of the prestigious acknowledgements awardsed to the study leader of the Teachers Study, Dr Leslie Bernstein. Her contributions to the field of Epidemiology continue as she moves to the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, CA. The familiar 'address update' postcard is also included, for you to keep handy if you need to easily change your contact information with us during the year.
In our Fall 2006 edition we introduce you to some of the many researchers who have made our study possible. Members of the team from the Northern California Cancer Center are featured. Stemming from their work, we present a summary of analysis regarding alcohol consumption and its effects on cancer. Sadly we honor the passing of Dr Ronald K Ross in a sidebar. And since this newsletter comes without a survey, we include the postcard you can use to update your contact information.
Mailed out in November 2005, our eighth Report Card accompanied our fourth questionnaire. We summarized four recently-published papers about breast cancer, where we examined whether there was any risk associated with agricultural pesticides, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen, area of residence, and active and passive smoking.
The seventh newsletter went out in December 2004. We discussed a new study which will collect dna samples to further explore gene interactions and their effect on Breast cancer. We also introduced a novel way to gather feedback from the study members via our website. We ended up the issue with a brief overview of our work progress in 2004.
The sixth newsletter, sent in the fall of 2002, highlighted two recent Teachers Study publications. One is a wide-ranging paper about the incidence of different cancers in the cohort with a discussion of why we might be seeing the trends we identified. The other published paper reported that recent diet, with the exception of alcohol, was not associated with breast cancer risk.
In Spring 2001 the fifth newsletter was sent out. We compare the incidence rates of the major female cancers in teachers with other California women.
Mailed out in spring of 2000, the fourth report card came with the third survey. The newsletter highlighted different cancers and showed how it is common for multiple family members to have cancer, partly because they share genetic risks, but also because they share other lifestyle factors like diet, smoking and environment.
The third newsletter mailed at the end of 1998 looks at the levels of exercising done by teachers and how it changes over teachers’ lifetimes. We also answer some of your common questions about the study.
The newsletter sent out in fall 1997 accompanied our second questionnaire. This issue highlighted diet and compares the survey members’ diets with recommended dietary allowances.
Our first ‘Report Card’ newsletter was mailed in fall 1996 and it describes the study and introduces the principal California Teachers Study investigators. The newsletter also features articles on the risk of breast cancer according to your age and the importance of mammography.