Tag: Cancer

151st Health Research Report 22 MAR 2013

In this Issue: Folic acid lowers risk of autism Bitter melon juice prevents pancreatic cancer in mouse models Study: Probiotics reduce stress-induced intestinal flare-ups Green tea, coffee may help lower stroke risk How oils and fats regulate feeling of satiety Study Shows How Vitamin E Can Help Prevent […]

New study highlights strong anti-cancer properties of soybeans: inhibited cancer cell growth by 73% for colon cancer, 70% for liver cancer and 68% for lung cancer

Contact: Sacha Boucherie S.Boucherie@elsevier.com 31-204-853-564 Elsevier First study to report that proteins found in soybeans, could inhibit growth of colon, liver and lung cancers, published in Food Research International Soybean meal is a bi-product following oil extraction from soybean seeds. It is rich in protein, which usually makes […]

Bioelectric signals can be used to detect early cancer

Contact: Alex Reid alexander.reid@tufts.edu 617-688-2753 Tufts University Changing bioelectric signals a key to halting tumor growth MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (February 1, 2013) Biologists at Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences have discovered a bioelectric signal that can identify cells that are likely to develop into tumors. The researchers […]

Watercress may ‘turn off’ breast cancer signal

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Sophie Docker S.Docker@soton.ac.uk 0044-023-805-98933 University of Southampton The research, unveiled at a press conference today (14 September 2010), shows that the watercress compound is able to interfere with the function of a protein which plays a critical role in cancer development. As […]

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 […]

87th Health Research Report 19 AUG 2010 – Reconstruction

Health Research Report 87th Issue 19 AUG 2010 Compiled By Ralph Turchiano http://www.vit.bz http://www.youtube.com/vhfilm  http://www.facebook.com/engineeringevil http://www.engineeringevil.com   http://www.healthresearchreport.me  Editors Top Five:   SCIENTISTS TARGET POSSIBLE CAUSE OF ONE FORM OF BOWEL DISEASE Pancreatic cancers use fructose, common in the Western diet, to fuel their growth Acetaminophen tied to childhood wheezing […]

Study shows how dietary supplement may block cancer cells

2010 study posted for filing   Contact: Darrell E. Ward Darrell.Ward@osumc.edu 614-293-3737 Ohio State University Medical Center COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James) have discovered how a substance that is produced […]

84th Health Research Report 24 JUN 2010 – Reconstruction

Health Research Report 84th Issue 24 JUN 2010 Compiled By Ralph Turchiano http://www.vit.bz http://www.youtube.com/vhfilm www.facebook.com/engineeringevil http://www.engineeringevil.com  www.healthresearchreport.me  In this issue: 1. Tumor virus is best predictor of throat cancer survival 2. Molecular link between diabetes and schizophrenia connects food and mood 3. Healthy diet could slow or reverse early effects […]

Could mistletoe give the kiss of death to cancer?

Contact: Gordon Howarth gordon.howarth@adelaide.edu.au 61-883-137-885 University of Adelaide       IMAGE:   Health Sciences student Zahra Lotfollahi with a sample of mistletoe extract at the University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus.Click here for more information.   Mistletoe has become an important symbol of Christmas but it also has the potential […]

Substance in breast milk kills cancer cells: ” kills 40 different types of cancer “

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Roger Karlsson rogerk@chem.gu.se 46-317-869-059 University of Gothenburg A substance found in breast milk can kill cancer cells, reveal studies carried out by researchers at Lund University and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Although the special substance, known as HAMLET (Human Alpha-lactalbumin Made […]

Chemical exposure before mid-30s may be critical in breast cancer development

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Emma Dickinson edickinson@bmjgroup.com 44-020-738-36529 BMJ-British Medical Journal Postmenopausal breast cancer and occupational exposures Occupational exposure to certain chemicals and pollutants before a woman reaches her mid-30s could treble her risk of developing cancer after the menopause, suggests research published in Occupational and […]

Papaya extract thwarts growth of cancer cells in lab tests

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Elizabeth Connor eaconnor@ufl.edu 352-273-6387 University of Florida The humble papaya is gaining credibility in Western medicine for anticancer powers that folk cultures have recognized for generations. University of Florida researcher Nam Dang, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues in Japan have documented papaya’s dramatic […]

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 […]

Unlocking the body’s defenses against cancer : ‘kinase inhibitors’ cancerous cells in a flask the diseased cells stopped multiplying and began acting like normal cells again

Contact: Aeron Haworth aeron.haworth@manchester.ac.uk 44-161-275-8383 University of Manchester Scientists have discovered a way of allowing healthy cells to take charge of cancerous cells and stop them developing into tumours in what could provide a new approach to treating early-stage cancers. University of Manchester researchers found that a special […]

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer patients with heart conditions linked to increased death risk : Doubles risk of dying

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Lori J. Shanks ljshanks@partners.org 617-534-1604 JAMA and Archives Journals Men with coronary artery disease-induced congestive heart failure or heart attack who receive hormone therapy before or along with radiation therapy for treatment of prostate cancer have an associated increased risk of death, […]

Long-term tamoxifen use increases risk of an aggressive, hard to treat type of second breast cancer: 4 fold increase

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Kristen Woodward kwoodwar@fhcrc.org 206-667-5095 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Study finds a more than four-fold increased risk of ER negative second cancers SEATTLE – While long-term tamoxifen use among breast cancer survivors decreases their risk of developing the most common, less aggressive […]

Chemotherapys False Expectations : 69 percent of patients with advanced lung cancer and 81 percent of patients with advanced colorectal cancer did not understand that the chemotherapy they were receiving was not at all likely to cure their disease

Advanced Cancer Patients Overoptimistic About Chemotherapy’s Ability to Cure, Study Finds ScienceDaily (Oct. 24, 2012) — Findings from a nationwide study led by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute suggest that patients with advanced lung or colorectal cancer are frequently mistaken in their beliefs that chemotherapy can cure their […]

Asian Spice Could Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women Exposed to Hormone Replacement Therapy, MU Study Finds

2009 study posted for filing   July 13, 2009   COLUMBIA, Mo. – Previous studies have found that postmenopausal women who have taken a combined estrogen and progestin hormone replacement therapy have increased their risk of developing progestin-accelerated breast tumors. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found that […]