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Kidney Cancer Mechanisms Smarter than Previously Known

Kidney Cancer Mechanisms Smarter than Previously Known

Emerging research has found there are several different ways tumors can achieve their ultimate goal - growth. Investigators have been trying to determine how different people have kidney tumors with the same histology, or shape, despite the genetic changes that can vary among individual tumors. Read More


Protect Yourself against Cancer with Five Autumn Foods

Protect Yourself against Cancer with Five Autumn Foods

The fall is the best time of the year to eat lots of vegetables and fruits since a majority of them are at their nutritional peak. Stacy Kennedy, senior nutritionist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, lists five essential fall foods to add to our diets. Read More


Esophageal Cancer Risk May be Reduced by Cutting Alcohol Consumption

Esophageal Cancer Risk May be Reduced by Cutting Alcohol Consumption

Small levels of alcohol consumption have been linked to a decreased risk of esophageal cancer. Esophageal cancer's exact cause is still unclear. However, prior research has confirmed it is more common in individuals with acid-reflux, and those individuals tend to be obese. Read More


Common Food Preservative Aids in Slowing Tumor Growth

Common Food Preservative Aids in Slowing Tumor Growth

Nisin, a food preservative found in many common foods like processed cheese, meats, and beverages, may slow or halt squamous cell head and neck cancers. This is according to a study from the University of Michigan. Read More


Drinking Green Tea can Likely Reduce Risk of Gastrointestinal Cancers

Drinking Green Tea can Likely Reduce Risk of Gastrointestinal Cancers

Women who consume green tea may reduce their risk of developing certain gastrointestinal cancers, especially cancers of the stomach, esophagus and colorectum. This is according to a study led by researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and is published in the American Journal of Clinic... Read More


Epigenetic Analysis Reveals New Stomach Cancer Subtypes

Epigenetic Analysis Reveals New Stomach Cancer Subtypes

At the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore, investigators have discovered a number of new gastric cancer subtypes that are caused by environmental influences. Published in Science Translational Medicine, the results are based on epigenetics, the science of gene activity. These new in... Read More


Doctors May Be Able to Slow Progression and Recurrence of Brain Cancer After Discovery

Doctors May Be Able to Slow Progression and Recurrence of Brain Cancer After Discovery

Scientists have always believed that glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most aggressive type of primary brain tumor, begins in glial cells that compose the supportive tissue in the brain or in neural stem cells. However, a paper published in Science Express reveals that tumors can originate fr... Read More


Pancreatic Cancer Patients See New Hope with Discovery

Pancreatic Cancer Patients See New Hope with Discovery

Australian researchers have discovered a set of mutated genes believed to be responsible for causing pancreatic cancer. The findings were published in the journal Nature. This is the first time that collaboration amongst the world's top experts has been conducted to establish the genetic facto... Read More


Multivitamins May Reduce Men's Cancer Risk

Multivitamins May Reduce Men's Cancer Risk

Middle aged and older men who routinely take multivitamins were found to have a lower chance of developing cancer, compared to men of the same age who took no multivitamins. This is according to research from Harvard Medical School and published in JAMA. Read More


Treatment Hope for Patients with Incurable Blood Cancer

Treatment Hope for Patients with Incurable Blood Cancer

A signature characteristic of Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) is the excessive over-production of a cell growth protein due to an overactive gene. At Tel Aviv University in Israel, scientists have now developed a new class of drugs based on RNA interference that can destroy the malfunctioning prote... Read More


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