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Understanding and Halting the Process of Metastasis

Understanding and Halting the Process of Metastasis

In preparation of a full-scale invasion of other organs within the body, malignant tumors secrete a chemical that selectively accumulates in distant target tissues, according to research published in the journal Cancer Cell. The chemical then attracts certain bone-marrow-derived cells that att... Read More


Radiation Raises Risks for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Radiation Raises Risks for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Research performed on breast cancer patients has discovered that individuals below age 45 who receive radiation therapy have a much greater chance of encountering cancer in the other, or contralateral, breast. The risk was found to especially higher among women with breast cancer in their fami... Read More


Ginger Appears to Relieve Chemotherapy-Related Nausea

Ginger Appears to Relieve Chemotherapy-Related Nausea

Simple ginger root seems to dramatically ease the nausea caused by cancer chemotherapy, a recent study demonstrated. The research, which was revealed at a news conference sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), validates what has been standard practice in homes around th... Read More


Potential Ovarian Cancer Treatment Seeks Out Tumor Cells

Potential Ovarian Cancer Treatment Seeks Out Tumor Cells

Women suffering from metastatic ovarian cancer could eventually be treated with a radioactive compound capable of seeking out and destroying tumor cells, according to an initial study by the Sahlgrenska Academy. The purpose of this patient study, published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, w... Read More


Some Colon Cancers May Be Caused by Diarrheal Bacteria

Some Colon Cancers May Be Caused by Diarrheal Bacteria

Bacteria that cause diarrhea may also be the cause of some colon cancers, according to research from John Hopkins University. The investigators believe that strains of the common Bacteroides fragilis (ETBF) trick immune systems cells into allowing runaway colon tissue inflammation - a precurso... Read More


10 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

10 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Most of the news we hear about breast cancer deals with addressing the disease after it's already been diagnosed. The best treatment for any disease, is through prevention. Here are 10 ways to lower your breast cancer risk. Read More


Curcumin Can Kill Tumor Cells

Curcumin Can Kill Tumor Cells

Curcumin, a compound found in the Indian spice tumeric that gives curry powder its yellow color, killed esophageal cancer cells in a lab via an unexpected cell-death mechanism that did not include aptosis or cell suicide. Researchers found that the compound started killing cancer cells within ... Read More


New Boon for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

New Boon for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

A new drug therapy that annihilates the blood vessels that grow to feed malignant tumors is showing considerable promise in increasing the longevity of patients with inoperable pancreatic cancer. Recent research, led by Matthias Löhr of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, show... Read More


Blocking a Protein Halts Tumor Growth

Blocking a Protein Halts Tumor Growth

Ovarian tumors seem to thrive in the presence of high levels of a protein known as TG2, short for tissue type transglutaminase. And the more advanced they are, the more TG2 there is. But blocking production of the protein in mice reverses the tumors' growth. In fact, researchers at the Univer... Read More


Omega 3 Fatty Acid Shrinks Tumors, Improves Chemotherapy

Omega 3 Fatty Acid Shrinks Tumors, Improves Chemotherapy

A common omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil causes cancerous tissue to shrivel while augmenting the benefits of the anti-cancer drug cisplatin and reducing its harmful side effects, a recent study revealed.     The study, carried out by a research team led by A.M. El-Mowafy,... Read More


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