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Anti-Cancer Effects Found In Women Taking Every-Other-Day Aspirin

Anti-Cancer Effects Found In Women Taking Every-Other-Day Aspirin

Healthy women ingesting an aspirin every other day may be warding off colon cancer. This is according to a new long-term study conducted by Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More


Colon Cancer Metastasis May Be Reduced by Ingestion of Soy Peptide

Colon Cancer Metastasis May Be Reduced by Ingestion of Soy Peptide

A novel University of Illinois study has recently demonstrated that an injection of the soy peptide lunasin greatly lowered colon cancer metastasis in mice. Researchers are now eager to see how incorporating the compound into the animals' daily diet would impact the spread of the disease. Read More


Gene Increases Drinkers' Susceptibility to Colon Cancer

Gene Increases Drinkers' Susceptibility to Colon Cancer

Nearly one in five Americans possesses a gene variant that increases their risk of colon cancer about two to three times if they are relatively heavy drinks, according to recent research. Study co-author Helmut Seitz says that if someone is a chronic alcohol drinker and fit a certain genetic p... Read More


Viruses Eradicate Cancer Cells, Not Healthy Tissue

Viruses Eradicate Cancer Cells, Not Healthy Tissue

Researchers have genetically engineered a new strain of virus that seeks out and destroys cancer cells while leaving normal, healthy cells alone. Scientists at the Mayo Clinic developed the genome of the oncolytic (or cancer dissolving) virus to recognize the so-called microRNAs of normal tiss... 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


Vitamin D Improves Bowel and Skin Cancer Survival

Vitamin D Improves Bowel and Skin Cancer Survival

Higher levels of vitamin D may help improve survival for both skin and bowel cancer patients, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The first study followed over 1000 bowel cancer patients for around nine years. Using information gained about sunlight exposure, ... Read More


Obesity Found to Increase Colon Cancer Risk

Obesity Found to Increase Colon Cancer Risk

Among colon cancer patients, those who are obese fare considerably worse than patients of normal weight in terms of their rates for death and disease relapse, a new study has found. Read More


High-Red-Meat Diet Raises Mortality Risk

High-Red-Meat Diet Raises Mortality Risk

Americans who consume large amounts of red and processed meats face a greater likelihood of death by cancer or heart disease, a recent study found.     The research was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine , and is the largest study of its kind, with over a half-mil... Read More


Surrounding Normal Cells Can Influence Tumor Growth

Surrounding Normal Cells Can Influence Tumor Growth

It was once believed that the two cells found within a cancerous breast tumor - rapidly growing malignant cells and the normal cells that surround them - existed independently, without interaction. However, evidence emerged indicating that normal-looking cells encouraged cells within the tumor... Read More


Blog Post: Stuart Diamond, Editor-in-Chief - May 29, 2009

Blog Post: Stuart Diamond, Editor-in-Chief - May 29, 2009

Here is another story on the dangers associated with eating red meat. The research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine said that for men who eat only the equivalent of a ¼ hamburger a day had a 22 percent higher chance of dying of cancer and a 27 percent greater chance of dy... Read More



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