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Cancer Metastasis can be Delayed With Plant-based Substances

image More than 40 plant-based compounds can turn on genes that slow the spread of cancer, according to a first-of-its-kind study by a Washington State University researcher. Gary Meadows, WSU professor and associate dean for graduate education and scholarship in the College of Pharmacy, said he is encouraged by his findings because the spread of cancer is most often what makes the disease fatal. Moreover, stated Meadows, diet, nutrients and plant-based chemicals appear to be ...
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WSU Researcher Identifies Over 40 Plant Based Compounds to Slow Down Cancer Spread

image A Washington State University researcher revealed that he has identified more than 40 plant based compounds that could activate genes that can slow down the spread of cancer. Gary Meadows, WSU professor and associate dean for graduate education and scholarship in the College of Pharmacy, says he is encouraged by his findings because the spread of cancer is most often what makes the disease fatal. Moreover, says Meadows, diet, nutrients and plant-based chemicals appear to ...
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Exercise can Help Cancer Patients, but Few Oncologists Suggest It: MAYO Study

image The powerful effect that exercise can have on cancer care and recovery has been shown by numerous studies. For patients who have gone through breast or colon cancer treatment, regular exercise has been found to reduce recurrence of the disease by up to 50 percent. But many cancer patients are reluctant to exercise, and few discuss it with their oncologists, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in the iJournal of Pain and Symptom Management/i. "As doctors, we o...
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Coffee Cuts Bowel Cancer Risk By 40 Pc

image Six cups of coffee every day reduces the risk of bowel cancer, say researchers. Those study participants who drank four cups a day saw their risk of a tumour drop by about 15 per cent. But volunteers who downed six or more cups were up to 40 per cent less likely to fall victim to the disease, the Daily Mail reported. Bowel cancer is responsible for high mortality rate - around 16,000 a year - because many victims ignore early warning signs and only seek medic...
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When Malignant Brain Tumors Appear at Multiple Sites Survival Statistics Show Hard Fight

image According to research, when aggressive, malignant tumors appear in more than one location in the brain, patient survival tends to be significantly shorter than when the disease starts as a single tumor. This takes place even though patients in both groups undergo virtually identical treatments. The research is from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Research Institute.
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Insufficient Sleep Linked to Aggressive Breast Cancers

image Lack of sleep may trigger aggressive form of breast cancers and the likelihood of recurrence, reveals study. The study, led by Cheryl Thompson, Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, analysed medical records and survey responses from 412 post-menopausal breast cancer patients with Oncotype DX. Oncotype DX is a widely utilized test to guide treatment in early stage breast cancer by predicting likelihood of recurrence. Re...
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New Genetic Markers Could Signal Colon Cancer Development

image Proteins - part of R-spondin family cause the development of some forms of colon cancer, say researchers. Now, University of Minnesota researchers have discovered that when two types of R-spondins - RSPO2 and RSPO 3 - are reactivated in adults through certain gene mutations, they can signal cells to restart the cell proliferation process, which can lead to tumor growth in the colon. The discovery, which involved multiple researchers from the University's Masonic Cancer Center,...
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Computer Simulation to Show How Cancer Cells Enter the Bloodstream Developed

image American researchers have made use of a technology often utilized in computer animation to develop a new computer simulation that sheds light on how cancer cells enter the bloodstream, a new study published in the journal Physics of Fluids reveals. To create the simulation, a group of scientists from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Ore., and The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., first had to describ...
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Mayo Clinic Develops Pills as Alternative to Drinking Laxatives Before Cancer Screening

image Researchers at Mayo Clinic have developed four new pills that are an effective alternative to drinking "unpleasant" laxatives in bowel cleansing that is required prior to virtual colonoscopy for cancer screening. "Some become so anxious about drinking so much liquid that they avoid the entire procedure, putting them at risk of undiagnosed cancer," the clinic said. That effect has added to colorectal cancer being the second leading cause of cancer deaths among Americans, a...
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Methods To Reduce The Side Effects of Treatment for Prostate Cancer

image New research which investigated ways of treating side effects of therapy for prostate cancer has made a new finding. The research has found that tamoxifen, an anti-estrogen used to treat breast cancer, is also able to suppress gynecomastia and breast pain in men. The research is published in BioMed Central's open access journal iBMC Medicine/i reassessing clinical data from trials. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men and early treatment is usually very succ...
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