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 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…

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…

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…