Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy

Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy Tumours use more glucose than normal, healthy tissues. However, it is very hard to control the amount of glucose in your body through diet alone. In this study, the researchers found that mannose can interfere with glucose to reduce how much…

A grape constituent protects against Lung cancer

A grape constituent protects against Lung cancer A grape constituent protects against Lung cancer A team of scientists studied a well-known natural product, resveratrol, which is found in grapes and in red wine. While its chemopreventive properties against cancers affecting the digestive tract have been documented by previous studies, resveratrol has so far shown no…

Cancerous cells from donor kidney linked to recipient skin cancer

  Patients that receive kidney transplants have an increased risk of an invasive form of skin cancer. It is unclear if donor tissue contributes to cancer formation. In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Philippe Ratajczak and colleagues at INSERM demonstrate that donor tissue can lead to caner formation in transplant recipients. They…

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 also found that they could lower the…

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 LEthal to Tumour cells), was discovered in…

Compound in grapes, red wine could be key to fighting prostate cancer

Contact: Christian Basi BasiC@missouri.edu 573-882-4430 University of Missouri-Columbia MU researcher finds that prostate tumor cells are more susceptible to treatment after being exposed to resveratrol, a compound found in grape skins and red wine :Nicholl has discovered that a compound found in grape skins and red wine can make prostate tumor cells more susceptible to…

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 curcumin, a popular Indian spice derived from…

Curcumin curbs metastases

Munich, 10/12/2012 Powdered turmeric has been used for centuries to treat osteoarthritis and other illnesses. Its active ingredient, curcumin, inhibits inflammatory reactions. A new study now shows that it can also inhibit formation of metastases. Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent malignancies in the Western world, and is often diagnosed only after metastatic…

Powerful magnets that cause cancer cells to ‘self-destruct’ could offer targeted treatment for tumours

By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED:06:40 EST, 8  October 2012| UPDATED:10:02 EST, 8 October 2012 Magnets  that cause tumours to ‘self-destruct’ could be a revolutionary new weapon in the  fight against cancer. Scientists  in South Korea have developed the method, which uses a magnetic field to trigger  the cells to effectively kill themselves. The  researchers have demonstrated…

Common food additive found to increase risk and speed spread of lung cancer : inorganic phosphate

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Keey Savoie ksavoie@thoracic.org 212-315-8620 American Thoracic Society New research in an animal model suggests that a diet high in inorganic phosphates, which are found in a variety of processed foods including meats, cheeses, beverages, and bakery products, might speed growth of lung cancer tumors and may even contribute to…

Common cancer treatments may create dangerous cancer stem cells

By Charles Q. Choi Published September 27, 2012| MyHealthNewsDaily   Radiation  therapy and chemotherapy aimed at killing cancer cells may have the undesirable  effect of helping to create cancer stem cells, which are thought to be  particularly adept at generating new tumors and are especially resistant to  treatment, researchers say. The  finding might help explain…

Bisphenol A linked to chemotherapy resistance

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Dama Kimmon dama.kimmon@uc.edu 513-558-4519 University of Cincinnati CINCINNATI—Exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) may reduce the effectiveness of chemotherapy treatments, say University of Cincinnati (UC) scientists. The research study, led by UC’s Nira Ben-Jonathan, PhD, says that BPA—a man-made chemical found in a number of plastic products, including drinking bottles…