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2017 Annual Review

Our Annual Review contains a letter from our President and CEO Kara Raiguel, selected consolidated financial data and featured stories from Gen Re associates around the world.

  • Healthy Food and Exercise Can Reduce Our Risk of Cancer

    By Ross Campbell | Jul 03, 2018 | English

    We are increasingly encouraged to be healthy. Government advice, advertising, peer pressure, and social and media messages all promote its benefits: Good health follows if we avoid sugar, quit smoking and eat less processed meat in favour of vegetables....

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  • Smokeless Fuels the Tobacco Debate

    By Ross Campbell | May 17, 2018 | English | Français

    More than ever, people are shunning tobacco. In England, adult smoking prevalence fell to 15.5% in 2016. Although smoking is declining worldwide, it is on the rise in Eastern Mediterranean and African regions. Despite its dwindling popularity in many...

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  • A Blood Test Can’t Detect Cancer, Can It?

    By Andres Webersinke | Feb 06, 2018 | English | Deutsch

    We began 2018 with some promising news on cancer: A simple blood test can now detect disease in eight common sites. Called the CancerSEEK test, it was developed at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, and may herald a new age in cancer medicine. How...

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  • New Cancer Diagnostics - A Threat to Critical Illness Cover?

    By Karin Neelsen | Aug 28, 2017 | English

    A consensus among medical experts is that histopathology will lose its importance in selecting appropriate cancer treatment, and eventually diagnosis, over the course of the next 15 years. During this time, liquid biopsy techniques targeted at finding...

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