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Mediterranean Diet Compound Makes Cancer Cells 'Mortal'

Mediterranean Diet Compound Makes Cancer Cells 'Mortal' Recent research indicates that a compound often found in Mediterranean food can eliminate cancer cells' ability to escape death. By changing a very specific step in the regulation of genes, this compound can re-educate cancer cells to change into normal cells that die naturally over time. This... Read More

Colorectal Cancer Risk Linked to Red and Processed Meat Consumption

Colorectal Cancer Risk Linked to Red and Processed Meat Consumption Individuals with a common genetic variant who eat red or processed meats may elevate their colorectal cancer risk. This is according to research presented at the American Society of Human Genetics meeting. Additionally, the study investigators claim they have discovered another specific geneti... Read More

Should PSA Screening to Detect Prostate Cancer be Routine?

Should PSA Screening to Detect Prostate Cancer be Routine? Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in American men behind skin cancer. This year alone, there are expected to be close to 233,000 newly diagnosed cases. Although this number is high, prostate cancer death rates are still relatively low. Roughly 98.9% of men diagnosed with the di... Read More

Do Healthy Women Benefit from Routine Pelvic Exams?

Do Healthy Women Benefit from Routine Pelvic Exams? The pelvic exam is a routine part of a women's gynecologic examination, but a new review performed by the American College of Physicians demonstrates that for healthy women it is likely doing harm rather than good. The doctor's group is now issuing new guidelines that advise against it. Read More

Tips for Selecting the Right Physician and Health Care Plan

Tips for Selecting the Right Physician and Health Care Plan Selecting a new physician can be complex, especially if you have recently moved to a new location or changed your insurance plans. Asking for recommendations from contacts such as relatives, coworkers, and neighbors is a common means of beginning your search. However, others may not have enoug... Read More

Cancer Patients Facing Sleep Issues Can Benefit from Behavioral Intervention

Cancer Patients Facing Sleep Issues Can Benefit from Behavioral Intervention Cancer patients who struggle with sleep, due to pain or the adverse effects of cancer treatment, can rely on two behavior interventions for relief - cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). This is according to Penn Medicine Researchers w... Read More

Integrative Approach Shown to Double Life Expectancy for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

Integrative Approach Shown to Double Life Expectancy for Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients Research conducted by the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment has demonstrated a doubling of life expectancy among metastatic breast cancer patients who received integrative treatments. Diagnosed prior to 1998, the women participating in the clinical program received a combination of... Read More

New Blood Test May Indicate Breast Cancer Risk

New Blood Test May Indicate Breast Cancer Risk Scientists from University College London in the UK are engineering a simple blood test to help predict a woman's likelihood of developing breast cancer. The research team first identified an epigenetic signature that can be found in the blood of women who had inherited a genetic mutation that... Read More

Metastatic Prostate Cancer Death Rate Remains Unchanged

Metastatic Prostate Cancer Death Rate Remains Unchanged Mortality rates from metastatic prostate cancer have not declined over the prior 25 years, according to a study of over 19,000 men with an advanced form of the urological condition. Reporting the results in the journal Cancer, the study investigators from the University of California, Sacramen... Read More

Preventive Mastectomy Offers Only Marginal Benefits for Breast Cancer Patients Survival

Preventive Mastectomy Offers Only Marginal Benefits for Breast Cancer Patients Survival For a majority of breast cancer patients, there appears to only be a marginal survival benefit from having their other healthy breast removed, according to emerging research from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Read More

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