WASHINGTON (AP) -- The drugmaker Merck & Co. Inc. has received approval for an updated version of its Gardasil vaccine that protects against an additional five strains of the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer.
It is no secret that there is an obesity issue in the United States. In New Jersey, the prevalence of obesity is 25 to 30 percent and growing. As obesity continues to expand so does its link to cancer.
New Jersey is making strides in the fight against cancer but there is still a great deal of work to be done, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, which found that three-quarters of all states are falling short.