cancer prevention research

Beehive extract may arrest prostate cancer


May 6th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) An over-the-counter natural remedy derived from beehives slows down the growth of prostate cancer cells and tumours in mice, says a new study.Caffeic acid phenethyl ester, ... Read more...

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Metformin may protect against liver cancer


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) Metformin, a well-tolerated drug prescribed for diabetics, may also protect against liver cancer, says a new study.The study, led by Geoffrey Girnun, assistant professor of biochemistry ... Read more...

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Low fat, fish oil diet helps slow down cancer


October 26th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) A low-fat, fish-oil combo diet, taken weeks before prostate removal, slows down prostate cancer growth as compared to a traditional, high-fat Western diet. The study, conducted ... Read more...

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Estrogen found to protect against gastric cancer


July 18th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Researchers have found that estrogen protects women from the gastric inflammation that can lead to cancer. They are working on treatment that mimics estrogen's cancer-suppressing effects. ... Read more...

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Tomato compound may help prevent prostate cancer


July 14th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) Lycopene, a red pigment that gives tomatoes their distinctive colour, could help prevent prostate cancer, say scientists.Lycopene is a potent antioxidant and some studies have shown ... Read more...

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Parsley could help in breast cancer treatment


May 10th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) Parsley carries a potent compound that can halt breast cancer cells from reproducing, according to researchers.Salman Hyder, professor of biomedical sciences at the University of Missouri ... Read more...

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New way to stop pancreatic cancer in early stages discovered


January 12th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Oklahoma have found a novel way to stop early stage pancreatic cancer.C.V. Rao, and his team were able to show for the first ... Read more...

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Study finds new risk factor for developing breast cancer


November 11th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): An Aussie research team has identified a new risk factor for developing breast cancer.According to the study conducted jointly by the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the University ... Read more...

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Tobacco carcinogen levels high in kids living with smokers


November 10th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new study has found that tobacco-related carcinogens are found in the urine of 90 percent of children who lived in a home where at least one parent ... Read more...

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Menopausal hormone therapy ‘ups ovarian cancer risk’


November 10th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that women who had hormone therapy for menopause symptoms may be at a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer."This study is consistent ... Read more...

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Long-term statin ‘unlikely to increase cancer risk’


November 10th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Research has revealed that long-term use of statins is unlikely to substantially increase or decrease overall cancer risk.Eric J. Jacobs, strategic director of pharmacoepidemiology at the American Cancer ... Read more...

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Smoking ups death risk due to breast cancer


November 9th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 09 (ANI): A new study has revealed the women who smoke or have a history of smoking are at 39 percent higher risk of death due to breast cancer.Although smoking ... Read more...

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Dietary soy may affect risk of breast cancer


November 9th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): A new research has found that increased phytoestrogens, commonly found in dietary soy, may modify the risk of some types of breast cancer.The research has benn conducted by ... Read more...

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Soy-based drug ‘may stop prostate cancer spread’


November 9th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 09 (ANI): Researchers have found that a new, non-toxic drug made from a chemical in soy could prevent the movement of cancer cells from the prostate to the rest of ... Read more...

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Prolonged separation from mum ‘may up chances of breast cancer’


November 8th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): A new study has suggested that young mice separated from their mums for longer periods are likely to develop mammary tumours twice as fast as mice that experienced ... Read more...

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Tomatoes ‘can ward off prostate cancer’


September 8th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 8 (ANI): Tomatoes could protect men against prostate cancer, says a new research.Scientists at the University of Naples suggest that a daily serving of tomatoes could protect against prostate cancer ... Read more...

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Resetting biological clock may stop breast cancer in its tracks


April 28th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Scientists have found that a form of the element selenium, which is found in tiny amounts in people's diets, can help reset a cell's biological clock after it ... Read more...

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Pomegranate Compounds Inhibit Breast Cancer, Study Reveals


January 7th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Consuming a pomegranate everyday might go a long way in preventing breast cancer, a new research reveals. American scientists have stated that pomegranates contain a specific ... Read more...

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Common anti-inflammatory drug may prevent skin cancer


January 6th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A commonly used anti-inflammatory prescription drug can help decrease the risk of a common skin cancer in humans, says a researcher at Stanford's School of Medicine.According to ... Read more...

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Eating pomegranate may help fight breast cancer


January 5th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 5 (ANI): Eating pomegranates could reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to a new research.Scientists behind the research say that the fruit contains naturally occurring chemical, known as a ... Read more...

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Pistachios ‘can cut lung cancer risk’


December 9th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): A daily dose of pistachios can help keep lung cancer at bay, concludes a new study.According to data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in ... Read more...

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Coffee ‘cuts advanced prostate cancer risk’


December 8th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Researchers have associated coffee consumption with reduced risk of advanced prostate cancer.The finding has been presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research ... Read more...

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Fish may help cut colon cancer risk


December 8th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, primarily found in fish and seafood, can help reduce risk of colon cancer, says a new study.The study has been presented at the American ... Read more...

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15mins of exercise a day can cut death rate in prostate cancer patients


December 8th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Fifteen minutes of exercise everyday can decrease overall mortality rates in patients with prostate cancer, says a new study.The study was presented at the American Association for Cancer ... Read more...

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Protein from pregnancy hormone may avert breast cancer


November 25th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): In a novel study, researchers have found that hormones produced during pregnancy induce a protein that directly inhibits the growth of breast cancer.They say that protein, alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), ... Read more...

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Mouth can indicate body’s overall health


November 15th, 2009 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): The mouth or oral cavity area is an excellent indicator of the whole body's health, says a University of Maryland Dental School professor.Professor Li Mao insists surface tissues ... Read more...

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Social isolation speeds up breast cancer growth


September 30th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): A socially isolated, stressful environment can speed up breast cancer growth, says a new study.Using mice as a model to study human breast cancer, researchers have demonstrated that ... Read more...

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Natural compounds in vegetables may make chemotherapy more effective


September 1st, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 1 (ANI): Natural compounds present in plants and some vegetables may help treat cancer even more effectively, when used side-by-side with chemotherapy drugs, according to new research.A study published ... Read more...

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How you eat may affect your risk for breast cancer


August 4th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Your eating style not only indicates the size of waistline, but also the risk for breast cancer, suggests new research.Cancer researchers have long studied the role of diet ... Read more...

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Green tea can slow prostate cancer from progressing (Lead, superseding earlier story)


June 23rd, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that an active compound called Polyphenon E found in green tea can slow the progression of prostate cancer. The study examined 26 men between the ... Read more...

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Green tea may slow prostrate cancer progression: study


June 23rd, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) Not only is green tea the second most popular drink in the world, but it can also significantly reduce serum markers predictive of prostrate cancer progression. James A. Cardelli, ... Read more...

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Green tea can help fight prostate cancer


June 20th, 2009 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): Active compounds in green tea can affect the progression of prostate cancer, a new study has found.As per the results of a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, ... Read more...

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Cutting down on carbohydrates slows prostate tumour growth


May 27th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 27 (IANS) Cutting down on carbohydrates may slow prostate tumour growth, according to a study conducted on animals. "Researchers believe that insulin and insulin-like growth factor contribute to the proliferation ... Read more...

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No-carb diet may slow prostate cancer growth


May 27th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): A new study in mice has suggested that restricting carbohydrates could slow the growth of prostate cancer tumours."Previous work here and elsewhere has shown that a diet light ... Read more...

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Prolonged sitting could lead to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity


May 16th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 16 (ANI): Hate it when the TV remote is not around and you've to stand up to change channels? Well, it's time you start loving the practice, for experts have ... Read more...

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