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A new study led by PHS Chair F. Javier Nieto reporting that sleep apnea is associated with higher mortality from cancer is receiving worldwide media coverage!

Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), commonly known as sleep apnea, is associated with an increased risk of cancer mortality, according to a new study conducted by Dr. Nieto, along with Dr. Paul Peppard, the Principal Investigator of the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort, Dr. Terry Young, Laurel Finn, and Dr. K. Mae Hla.  

The study was presented on May 20 at the American Thoracic Society 2012 International Conference in San Francisco, and has been widely reported on in the media, including the New York Times (http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/20/sleep-apnea-tied-to-increased-c...), U.S. News and World Report (http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/05/20/sleep-apne...), Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/05/21/sleep-apnea-can-raise-risk-canc...), to name just a few, and will be featured on ABC World News and Good Morning America, in addition to several local and national broadcast affiliates, and also on Television New Zealand's Breakfast programme--the New Zealand equivalent of the Today show and GMA!.  

See the UW press release:

http://www.med.wisc.edu/news-events/news/sleep-apnea-associated-with-hig...

Posted on: 
Tue, 05/22/2012