Preventing prostate cancer through androgen deprivation may have harmful effects

Contact: Jeremy Moore Jeremy.Moore@aacr.org 215-446-7109 American Association for Cancer Research PHILADELPHIA — The use of androgen deprivation therapies to prevent precancerous prostate abnormalities developing into aggressive prostate cancer may have adverse effects in men with precancers with specific genetic alterations, according to data from a preclinical study recently published in Cancer Discovery, a journal of…

Vitamin K may protect against developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, say Mayo Clinic researchers

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Karl Oestreich newsbureau@mayo.edu 507-284-5005 Mayo Clinic WASHINGTON — In the first study of vitamin K and Non-Hodgkin lymphoma risk, researchers at the Mayo Clinic campus in Minnesota have found that people who have higher intakes of vitamin K from their diet have a lower risk of developing Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.…

Vitamin and calcium supplements may reduce breast cancer risk: 30 – 40% reduction

Contact: Jeremy Moore jeremy.moore@aacr.org 267-646-0557 American Association for Cancer Research WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vitamins and calcium supplements appear to reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to findings presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 101st Annual Meeting 2010. “It is not an immediate effect. You don’t take a vitamin today and your breast…

Bitter melon extract attacks breast cancer cells

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Nancy Solomon solomonn@slu.edu 314-977-8017 Saint Louis University Early Saint Louis University research points to promising area of research IMAGE:Ratna Ray, Ph.D., professor of pathology at Saint Louis University, found bitter melon extract inhibited the growth of breast cancer cells. Click here for more information.  ST. LOUIS — The extract…

72nd Health Research Report 22 DEC 2009 – Reconstruction

In This Issue: (Not A lot) 1. Pistachios may reduce lung cancer risk 2. Testosterone does not induce aggression 3. Antidepressants may increase risk of stroke and death 4. Regular coffee, decaf and tea all associated with reduced risk for diabetes 5. New study links DHA type of omega-3 to better nervous-system function 6. Rate…

Antioxidant compound reduced incidence of colorectal metachronous adenomas ( selenium )

Contact: Tara Yates tara.yates@aacr.org 267-646-0558 American Association for Cancer Research HOUSTON – Supplementation with a selenium-based antioxidant compound decreased the risk of developing new polyps of the large bowel — called colorectal metachronous adenomas — in people who previously had colorectal polyps removed. “Our study is the first intervention trial specifically designed to evaluate the…

Green tea may affect prostate cancer progression

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Tara Yates tara.yates@aacr.org 267-646-0558 American Association for Cancer Research PHILADELPHIA – According to results of a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, men with prostate cancer who consumed the active compounds in green tea demonstrated a significant reduction in serum…

Ginger causes ovarian cancer cells to die, U-M researchers find

2006 study posted for filing Contact: Nicole Fawcett nfawcett@umich.edu 734-764-2220 University of Michigan Health System Cell studies show promise for ginger as potential ovarian cancer treatment ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Ginger is known to ease nausea and control inflammation. But researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center are investigating a new use for…

Charred meat may increase risk of pancreatic cancer : 60 – 70% Increase

Contact: Jeremy Moore Jeremy.moore@aacr.org 267-646-0557 American Association for Cancer Research DENVER – Meat cooked at high temperatures to the point of burning and charring may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer, according to data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 100th Annual Meeting 2009. Kristin Anderson, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of…

Human lung tumors destroy anti-cancer hormone vitamin D, Pitt researchers find

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Courtney McCrimmon McCrimmonCP@upmc.edu 412-647-3555 University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences DENVER, Colo., April 20 – Human lung tumors have the ability to eliminate Vitamin D, a hormone with anti-cancer activity, a new study from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) suggests. Results of the study, Abstract…

Broccoli sprouts may prevent stomach cancer by defeating Helicobacter pylori

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Jeremy Moore Jeremy.moore@aacr.org 267-646-0557 American Association for Cancer Research PHILADELPHIA – Three-day-old broccoli sprouts, a widely available human food, suppressed Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections, according to a report in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.  H. pylori infections are one of the…

Omega-3 fatty acids reduce risk of advanced prostate cancer

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Jeremy Moore Jeremy.moore@aacr.org 267-646-0557 American Association for Cancer Research PHILADELPHIA – Omega-3 fatty acids appear protective against advanced prostate cancer, and this effect may be modified by a genetic variant in the COX-2 gene, according to a report in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for…

Grape-seed extract kills laboratory leukemia cells, proving value of natural compounds: “forces laboratory leukemia cells to commit cell suicide”

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Jeremy Moore Jeremy.moore@aacr.org 267-646-0557 American Association for Cancer Research PHILADELPHIA – An extract from grape seeds forces laboratory leukemia cells to commit cell suicide, according to researchers from the University of Kentucky. They found that within 24 hours, 76 percent of leukemia cells had died after being exposed to…

Calcium may only protect against colorectal cancer in presence of magnesium

2008 study posted for filing   Contact: Jeremy Moore Jeremy.moore@aacr.org 267-646-0557 American Association for Cancer Research High magnesium intake has been associated with low risk of colorectal cancer. Americans have similar average magnesium intake as East Asian populations. If that were all that were involved, observers might expect both groups to have similar risk for…