Cancer

Eating eggs can reduce breast cancer risk: Study

Washington, Apr 4: EggsEating more eggs can help prevent breast cancer, for a study has suggested that an essential nutrient, choline, found in foods such as eggs, can reduce the risk of breast cancer by about 24 percent.

This new case-control study, led by Steven H. Zeisel, MD, PhD, University of North Carolina, added another piece of evidence to indicate the link between egg consumption and decreased risk of breast cancer.

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Disease-causing bugs may help provoke the immune system into fighting cancer

London, April 3: Immune SystemAmerican scientists say that provoking the body's immune system with the disease-causing bacteria may prove fundamental to treating cancer.

Experts at US vaccine company Advaxis say that their proposition is based on a study wherein they found evidence suggesting that deliberately infecting people with the bacteria that cause listeriosis could increase their ability to destroy tumours.

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Scientists develop new nanomachine that kills cancer cells

Washington, April 2: Cancer CellsResearchers at the University of California - Los Angeles have developed a new nanomachine that can capture and store anticancer drugs inside tiny pores and release them into cancer cells in response to light.

The research team says that they are one step closer to having a workable and effective nanotechnology treatment for cancer.

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New method to test for lung cancer developed

Washington, April 2: Lung CancerResearchers at the Boston University School of Medicine have taken a major step forward in the fight against lung cancer, by developing a new “clinicogenomic model” to accurately test for the deadly disease.

The research team says that the model combines a specific gene expression for lung cancer as well as clinical risk factors.

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Mobile phones could be more cancerous than smoking, asbestos

Mobile phones could be more cancerous than smoking, asbestosWashington, Mar 31: A new study by an Indian-origin neurosurgeon has shown that cell phone use could kill more people than smoking, because of its possible association with brain cancer.

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Unsafe carcinogenic arsenic levels found in baby food rice

London, Mar 31: Unsafe levels of arsenic have been found in brands of baby food rice that are widely sold in British supermarkets, according to a team of researchers from Aberdeen University.

About a third of baby rice tested in the UK were found to have high levels of carcinogenic arsenic that may be illegal in other countries.

The team examined pure baby rice samples from national supermarket chains.

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Scientist develops new method for early cancer screening

Washington, Mar 29: Cancer GrowthEarly detection of cancer could soon be possible with the help of a new non-invasive instrument, called a P-scan, developed by a scientist at the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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PET scan has major role in management of cancer patient care: Study

Washington, Mar 27: Cancer PatientA study on data from America’s National Oncologic PET Registry (NOPR), has confirmed that FDG-PET or PET scan has a major impact on management of cancer patient care.

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Free Cancer Treatment Scheme Launched By Assamese Govt.

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has made announcement about the Tarun Gogoilaunching of free cancer treatment facilities, including chemotherapy and anti-cancer drugs, Dr. B Borooah Cancer Institute.

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Apples, apple juice may help keep colon cancer at bay

Apples, apple juice may help keep colon cancer at bayListening to your mother and eating an apple a day to keep the doctor away seems to be a really good idea, for a new study has found that apple pectin and apple juice extracts have anticarcinogenic effects on the colon.

German researchers led by Dr. Dieter Schrenk found that apples and apple juice enhance biological mechanisms that produce anticarcinogenic compounds during the fermentation process.

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Scientists identify new form of inherited risk of cancer

Cancer CellWashington, Mar 26 : Scientists from Weill Cornell Medical College have identified a new form of inherited risk of cancer that may help in predicting susceptibility to the disease.

The new study led by Dr. Francis Barany, professor of microbiology and immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College has discovered some parts of the genome that are strikingly similar among people from a particular population group who have the same type of cancer.

This "autozygosity" (identical copies of DNA inherited from both parents) may assist researchers in identifying novel cancer-causing genes.

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HRT increases breast cancer recurrence in survivors

Washington, Mar 26: Breast CancerHormone replacement therapy (HRT) increases the risk of disease recurrence in breast cancer survivors, warns a new study.

Previous studies have shown that HRT increases breast cancer incidence in peri- and postmenopausal healthy women, but its impact on breast cancer survivors has remained obscure.

Now, the study by Lars Holmberg, M. D., Ph. D., currently at King’s College London and his mostly Scandinavian colleagues, has warned that survivors who took HRT were more likely to suffer disease recurrence than those who did not take HRT.

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Red wine antioxidant may help destroy pancreatic cancer

Washington, Mar 26: Red WineResearchers already know that a glass or two of red wine a day is good for the heart. Now, they’ve found that a naturally occurring antioxidant in grape and wine can help destroy pancreatic cancer cells.

Boffins at University of Rochester Medical Center have found that resveratrol, the natural antioxidant, can help destroy cancer cells by reaching and crippling the mitochondria, the cell's core energy source.

The study also showed that a combination of pre-treating cancer cells with resveratrol and then irradiating them induces apoptosis, a type of cell death important in cancer therapy.

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Dietary risk factors linked to incidence of prostate cancer

Washington, Mar 22: Prostate CancerAn oncologist at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) has found that dietary risk factors are closely associated with incidence of prostate cancer (CaP).

June Chan from UCSF presented his study on Nutritional Epidemiology of Prostate Cancer.

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MicroRNA that may help stop lung cancer growth identified

Washington, Mar 21: Lung CancerResearchers at Yale University and Asuragen, Inc say that a small RNA molecule, known as let-7 microRNA (miRNA) may play a direct role in stopping cancer progression after finding that it can considerably reduce cancer growth in multiple mouse models of lung cancer.

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Scientists identify potential new neuronal tumour suppressor

Cancer TumorWashington, March 18 : Scientists at Dana Farber Cancer Institute have identified a potential new neuronal tumour suppressor.

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Male fertility problems may be ‘determined in the womb’

Male fertility problems may be ‘determined in the womb’London, Mar 17 : Male fertility problems, testicular cancer and common genital disorders may all be linked to hormone levels early in pregnancy, suggests a new study on rats.

Researchers already knew that male hormones - or androgens – such as testosterone work during foetal development to programme the reproductive tract.

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Natural products may help uncover cancer cells’ Achilles’ heel

uncover cancer cellsWashington, Mar 5: The role of plants and their substances has tremendously increased in cancer treatment. More and more doctors and scientists are looking for new compounds focusing on plants used in traditional medicine.

Many chemotherapies to fight cancer applied in modern medicine are natural products or were developed on the basis of natural substances.

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Marijuana does not boost risk of head, neck cancer

Neck CancerWashington, Mar 5: A study by researchers from New Zealand and Britain has revealed that smoking marijuana does not increase head and neck cancer risk.

For the study, the researchers scrutinized 75 cases of head and neck cancer.

The findings revealed that the relative risk associated with smoking cannabis and head and neck cancer in marijuana users was the same (1.0) as in those who had never smoked cannabis.

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Targeting non-malignant cells around cancer could stop tumour growth

Malignant CellWashington, Mar 4 : Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center have found that targeting and killing the non-malignant cells that surround and support a cancer can cease tumour growth, paving the way for new treatments against cancers resistant to standard therapy.

The study, conducted on mice, was led by Hans Schreiber, MD, PhD, professor of pathology at the University of Chicago.

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Cancer patients more likely to go for dietary supplements: Study

Cancer survivorsWashington, Mar 3: Cancer survivors are turning to complementary and alternative medicine in increasing numbers to manage the short-term and long-term effects of their conditions.

Thus, researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have concluded in a study that having a chronic medical condition such as cancer is the primary factor in a person’s decision to use dietary supplements.

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Women carry larger emotional burden than men when coping with cancer

Washington, March 2 : Researchers have highlighted the role of gender while coping with cancer, by finding that in a couple where one of the partners is diagnosed with the disease, women are more severely distressed than men, regardless of who among them is the patient.

For more than twenty-years, researchers have gathered anecdotal and statistical evidence that has been inconclusive and even contradictory as to who carries the greater psychological burden in a couple struggling with the diagnosis of cancer, the patient or the spouse.

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Hydrogen peroxide in cigarette smoke causes cancer: Study

Girl SmokingWashington, February 29 : Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have discovered that hydrogen peroxide or similar oxidants are what actually cause healthy lung cells to become cancerous.

The researchers say that this finding is important because it may help the tobacco industry develop “safer” cigarettes by eliminating such substances in the smoke, and give medical researchers a new avenue to developing lung cancer treatments.

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Blocking signaling protein may help destroy prostate cancer

Washington, Feb 29 (ANI): Researchers at Jefferson’s Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia have found that by blocking a signaling protein, which is key to the cancer’s growth, might help kill prostate cancer cells and inhibit tumor development.

The study, led by Marja Nevalainen, M. D., Ph. D., associate professor of Cancer Biology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, showed that prostate cancer cells could be effectively killed in both the laboratory and in experimental animal models by blocking the protein, Stat5.

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Genetic cancer link between humans and dogs discove

Genetic cancer link between humans and dogs discoveWashington, Feb 29: Oncologists at the University of Minnesota and North Carolina State University have found one more association between dogs and humans other than friendship and companionship —the same basis for certain type of cancers.

They said that the similarities and genetic links between canine and human cancers may provide crucial insights to help fight the disease.

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