Tag: cancer


Dec

11

2012
Vitamin D: ‘Surprise’ Prognostic Marker in Breast Cancer

Vitamin D: ‘Surprise’ Prognostic Marker in Breast Cancer

From Medscape News Today – Kate Johnson Dec 10, 2012 SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Breast cancer patients with insufficient vitamin D levels have a worse prognosis after standard treatment plus zoledronic acid than those with normal levels of vitamin D, according to a preliminary biomarker analysis of the AZURE trial reported here at the 35th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. “Women who have sufficient...

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Jul

24

2012

Vitamin D status at breast cancer diagnosis: Correlation with tumor characteristics?

Posted on July 17, 2012 by Brindusa Vanta, MD(EU) A new study confirms that healthy blood levels of vitamin D are important in women diagnosed with breast cancer and it also reveals new findings regarding the benefits of vitamin D for this condition. Hatse S et al. Vitamin D status at breast cancer diagnosis: correlation with tumor characteristics, disease outcome and genetic determinants of vitamin...

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May

27

2012

Key gene found responsible for chronic inflammation, accelerated aging and cancer

Published: Friday, May 25, 2012 – 07:38 in Health & Medicine Researchers at NYU School of Medicine have, for the first time, identified a single gene that simultaneously controls inflammation, accelerated aging and cancer. “This was certainly an unexpected finding,” said principal investigator Robert J. Schneider, PhD, the Albert Sabin Professor of Molecular Pathogenesis, associate director for translational research and co-director of the Breast Cancer...

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Jan

30

2012

Cancer Cells Use Fructose to Grow: Don’t Blame Us, Says Corn Lobby – HealthPop – CBS News

(CBS) Afraid of fructose? You may have good reason to be, as an alarming new study shows that the popular sweetener can fuel the growth of cancer. The study, conducted by scientists at UCLA, found that pancreatic cancer cells grew faster when “fed” with fructose. Study author Dr. Anthony Heaney, associate professor of medicine and neurosurgery at the university’s cancer center, said it was likely...

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Feb

26

2010

Improving outcome of chemotherapy of metastatic breast cancer by use of DHA

Improving outcome of chemotherapy of metastatic breast cancer by docosahexaenoic acid: a phase II trial P Bougnoux1,2, N Hajjaji1,2, M N Ferrasson1,2, B Giraudeau3, C Couet1,4 and O Le Floch1,2 1.  INSERM U921 ‘Nutrition, Croissance et Cancer’, Tours, France 2.  Henry S. Kaplan Cancer Center, University Hospital Bretonneau, University François Rabelais, Tours, France 3.  INSERM CIC 202, University Hospital Bretonneau, University François Rabelais, Tours, France...

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Feb

24

2010

Study Confirms Relationship Between Low Vitamin D Levels and Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Researchers from several European medical centers affiliated with the EPCI study have reported that low vitamin D levels are associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer. The details of this study were published January 21, 2010 in the British Medical Journal.[1] Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. A number of very good studies have shown that people with...

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Feb

22

2010

Vitamin D May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

Kelli Miller Stacy – January 25, 2010 Soaking in more sunlight and drinking more dairy may help you ward off colon cancer. Researchers in Europe have found that people with abundant levels of vitamin D — the so-called sunshine vitamin — have a much lower risk of colon cancer. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that suggest vitamin D may have the...

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Feb

09

2010

Study links soda drinks to Pancreatic Cancer

Mon Feb 8, 2010 12:00am EST WASHINGTON, Feb 8 (Reuters) – People who drink two or more sweetened soft drinks a week have a much higher risk of pancreatic cancer, an unusual but deadly cancer, researchers reported on Monday. People who drank mostly fruit juice instead of sodas did not have the same risk, the study of 60,000 people in Singapore found. Sugar may be...

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