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…

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…

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…

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…

Green tea boosts production of detox enzymes, rendering cancerous chemicals harmless

Contact: Greg Lester lester@aacr.org 267-646-0554 American Association for Cancer Research PHILADELPHIA − Concentrated chemicals derived from green tea dramatically boosted production of a group of key detoxification enzymes in people with low levels of these beneficial proteins, according to researchers at Arizona Cancer Center. These findings, published in the August issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers…