Cancer

Milk fortified with green tea extract could be potent cancer killer

Milk fortified with green tea extract could be potent cancer killerWashington, Dec. 20 - Researchers have suggested that epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the major extractable polyphenol in green tea and the most biologically active, when diluted in skim milk remains bioactive and reduces colon cancer cell proliferation in culture at concentrations higher than 0.03 mg of EGCG/mL.

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Tomato-rich diet may cut breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women

Tomato-rich diet may cut breast cancer risk in postmenopausal womenWashington, Dec 19 - A new study has revealed that a diet rich in tomato may help protect at-risk postmenopausal women from breast cancer.

The study found eating a diet high in tomatoes had a positive effect on the level of hormones that play a role in regulating fat and sugar metabolism.

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Sugar uptake could lead to onset of cancer

Sugar uptake could lead to onset of cancerWashington, Dec. 19 - Researchers have said that a dramatic increase in sugar uptake could be a cause of oncogenesis - a process by which normal cells are transformed into cancer cells.

Mina Bissell, Distinguished Scientist with Berkeley Lab's Life Sciences Division, said that through a series of painstaking analysis, they discovered two new pathways through which increased uptake of glucose could itself activate other oncogenic pathways.

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New mechanism behind cancer spread identified

New mechanism behind cancer spread identifiedWashington, Dec 12 : Scientists have identified key steps that trigger breakdown of normal cell behavior which is responsible for causing tumors to grow and spread through the body.

The researchers discovered that a protein called Exo70 has a split personality, with one form keeping cells under tight control and another contributing to the ability of tumors to invade distant parts of the body.

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Two-drug combo could help treat cancer

Two-drug combo could help treat cancerWashington, Dec 12 : One drug attacks tumor cells directly, the other treats the immune system by taking the brakes off T cell response, and together, they put half of the patients with relapsed follicular lymphoma into complete remission.

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Smoking ups risk of dying in cancer patients

Smoking ups risk of dying in cancer patientsWashington, Dec. 7 - Researchers have claimed that men who continued smoking after a cancer diagnosis were at an increased risk of death compared to those who quit smoking after diagnosis.

Compared with men who did not smoke after a cancer diagnosis, those who smoked after diagnosis had a 59 percent increase in risk of death from all causes, after adjusting for factors including age, cancer site, and treatment type.

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Carbon monoxide can help amplify effectiveness of chemotherapy

Carbon monoxide can help amplify effectiveness of chemotherapyWashington, Dec 05 - A team of researchers has revealed that the highly toxic carbon monoxide gas, which can be used to treat certain inflammatory medical conditions, may also have a role to play in treating cancer.

The study by the researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center show that in cell culture and animal models carbon monoxide

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Grape seed extract kills prostate cancer cells

Grape seed extract kills prostate cancer cellsWashington, Dec 05 - A new study by Indian origin researcher has revealed that the synthesis of the most active component of grape seed extract, B2G2, encourages the cell death known as apoptosis in prostate cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed.

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Protein coding 'junk genes' key to understanding cancer

Protein coding 'junk genes' key to understanding cancerWashington, Nov. 18 - Researchers have found close to one hundred novel human gene regions that code for proteins and a number of these regions are so-called pseudogenes, which may be linked to cancer.

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Cow's milk may harbour gastric cancer cure

Cow's milk may harbour gastric cancer cureWashington, Nov 08 - A new research has indicated that a peptide fragment derived from cow's milk, known as lactoferricin B25
(LFcinB25), exhibited potent anticancer capability against human stomach cancer cell cultures.

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New drug combo makes cancer cells 'eat themselves'

New drug combo makes cancer cells 'eat themselves'Washington, Nov 6 - A new drug combination therapy, which is being developed at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center effectively, killed colon, liver, lung, kidney, breast and brain cancer cells while having little effect on noncancerous cells.

The results lay the foundation for researchers to plan a future phase 1 clinical trial to test the safety of the therapy in a small group of patients.

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Long-term obesity linked to poorer pancreatic cancer survival

Long-term obesity linked to poorer pancreatic cancer survivalWashington, Oct 22 - A new study has shown that obese adults live on average two to three months less after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis, compared with healthy weight patients, even after adjusting for factors that are known to predict survival for patients with this disease, such as age and disease stage.

This association was statistically strongest for people who were overweight two decades before their diagnosis.

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Adolescent's weight, socioeconomic status affects risk of developing cancer later in life

cancerWashington, Oct 15 - A new study from Israel has suggested that weight and socioeconomic status - up to the age of 17 years- has a tremendous impact upon cancer development later in life.

The research found that overweight adolescents were twice as likely as their normal weight peers to later develop esophageal cancer, while lower socioeconomic status, as well as immigration from higher risk countries was important determinants of gastric cancer.

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4 Genetic variants linked to esophageal cancer and Barrett's esophagus identified

4 Genetic variants linked to esophageal cancer and Barrett's esophagus identifiedWashington, Oct. 14 - A new research has identified four genetic variants associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer and its precursor, a condition called Barrett's esophagus.

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Spreading cheer for bravehearts fighting cancer

Spreading cheer for bravehearts fighting cancerNew Delhi, Oct 12 - The festival of lights this year will be special for Pankaj Yadav and many of his extended family of cancer patients and survivors.

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An orange a day can keep cancer away

An orange a day can keep cancer awayBrasilia, Sep 14 : On reviewing available research on cancer prevention and the benefits of orange, scientists say orange could prove to be crucial in the prevention of cancer.

In a forthcoming review article from Nutrition and Cancer: An International Journal, a publication of Routledge, researchers reviewed available evidence that links orange juice with cancer chemoprevention, reports Science Daily.

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Cancer cases rising in India, says expert

Cancer cases rising in India, says expertKolkata, July 2 : Cancer cases are increasing in India but with availability of state-of-the-art procedures, its treatment has touched new highs, an expert said.

"There is a rise in cancer cases in India in almost equal proportion among men and women," Shaikat Gupta, who heads the surgical oncology department at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital here, told IANS.

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Plastic bottle drinks may raise cancer risk in womb

Plastic bottle drinks may raise cancer risk in wombLondon, June 18 - A US study has suggested expectant women drinking from plastic bottles could be increasing their unborn child's chances of developing cancer later in life.

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Mediterranean diet component snatches cancer cell's immortality: Study

Mediterranean diet component snatches cancer cell's immortality: StudyWashington, May 21 : Scientists have found a compound in foods associated with Mediterranean diet that deprives cancer cells of their immortal nature, says a study.

By altering a very specific step in gene regulation, this compound essentially re-educates cancer cells into normal cells that die as scheduled.

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Drifter cancer cells dangerous: Study

Drifter cancer cells dangerous: StudyWashington, April 27 : Biologists and physicists in the US have shown that cancer cells that separate or drift off from the tumor site are more dangerous than non-malignant cells, according to a study.

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Prostate most common form of cancer among men

Prostate most common form of cancer among menLondon, Mar 7 : One in eight men will develop prostate cancer at some point during their life, a new study suggests.

Government figures show that this is the most common cancer among men in England, with 34,900 new cases diagnosed in 2010, accounting for 26 percent of all new occurrences of cancer in males, the Daily Express reported.

This equates to 106 new cases per 100,000, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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Anti-ageing pill may help prevent Alzheimer’s and cancer

Anti-ageing pill may help prevent Alzheimer’s and cancer London, February 25 : Carnosine, which is taken as a dietary supplement, could help protect against a host of diseases from cancer to Alzheimer's disease, scientists have claimed.

The powerful antioxidant tablet is already used in anti-ageing products and by athletes to delay muscle fatigue.

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Eating chips more than once every week raises prostate cancer risk

Eating chips more than once every week raises prostate cancer risk London, Feb. 20 : Men who eat fried foods more than once a week may increase their risk of prostate cancer by a third, a new research has suggested.

According to the research, junk food staples like chips, fried chicken, battered fish and doughnuts could play an important role in the formation of aggressive and life-threatening forms of the disease, the Daily Mail reported.

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Hair dyes linked to cancer causing chemicals

Hair dyes linked to cancer causing chemicals London, Feb. 20 : Hair dyes that are being used by millions of women contain chemicals that are linked to cancer, scientists have warned.

They say that both home hair colouring kits and the dyes, which are used at expensive salons pose a potential risk to women's health.

The warning comes from scientists at Leeds-based company Green Chemicals, who conducted a review of the chemistry surrounding hair dye.

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New drug for low-grade ovarian cancer identified

New drug for low-grade ovarian cancer identified London, February 15 : Many women with low-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary or peritoneum have seen their tumors stabilize or shrink after taking a regular dose of the compound selumetinib, researchers at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix have found.

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