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Tea and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

Tea and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores the evidence that tea consumption may aid cancer prevention.

Antimalarial inhibits tumor growth and metastases

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A recent study has demonstrated that the malaria drug chloroquine normalizes the abnormal blood vessels in tumors, which can aid in blocking cancer cell dissemination and metastasis.

Chemoprotective effects of coffee

Chemoprotective effects of coffee

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Diet and nutrition are significant factors in preventing hepatic diseases progressing to hepatocellular carcinoma, and coffee is high on the list of good foods.

Bisphosphonate use may not prevent breast cancer

Bisphosphonate use may not prevent breast cancer

Data from two randomized controlled trials suggest that bisphosphonate use does not protect against postmenopausal breast cancer, according to research.

Prophylactic aspirin may aid cancer prevention

Prophylactic aspirin may aid cancer prevention

Daily aspirin appears beneficial for men and women between ages 50 and 65 in the general population.

Starch intake may counter colon-cancer risk from meat-heavy diet

Starch intake may counter colon-cancer risk from meat-heavy diet

So-called "resistant" starch, found in root vegetables, grains and legumes, may reverse some of the cancer risks of red meat consumption.

Some aggressive cancers may respond to anti-inflammatory drugs

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New research raises the prospect that some cancer patients with aggressive tumors may benefit from a class of anti-inflammatory drugs currently used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

Antioxidants may not fight cancer, according to research

Antioxidants may not fight cancer, according to research

A research meta-analysis suggests that the anti-cancer properties of antioxidants may have been overstated, and that, in some cases, antioxidants could even have an adverse effect with regard to cancer.

The best cream for coffee may be the growing evidence of its cancer-preventive properties

The best cream for coffee may be the growing evidence of its cancer-preventive properties

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Can one of the most popular beverages in the world limit or even prevent the growth of certain cancers?

Antioxidants and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

Antioxidants and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores possible relationships between antioxidants and cancer prevention.

Antioxidants may not be an effective preventive measure against cancer

Antioxidants may not be an effective preventive measure against cancer

Researchers from the Lustgarten Foundation and Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University offer an explanation of why antioxidant supplements may do more harm than good in regard to reducing cancer development.

Inhibitor of cholesterol biosynthesis may have potential as breast cancer treatment

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A compound initially developed as a treatment for high cholesterol not only halts the progression of breast cancer, but also can kill cancer cells.

Signalling pathway may send cancer's cellular factories into overdrive

Signalling pathway may send cancer's cellular factories into overdrive

Scientists identified a molecular trigger that prompts the unrestricted cell growth in cancer. A protein in the TOR signaling pathway, SREBP, controls the flow of messages to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) to produce enough proteins and lipids to support nonstop growth.

Aspirin and smoking influence aging processes connected to cancer

Aspirin and smoking influence aging processes connected to cancer

Researchers from the University of Basel were able to show that aspirin use and smoking both influence aging processes of the female genome that are connected to colorectal cancer.

Limiting carbs may reduce breast cancer recurrence in some women

Limiting carbs may reduce breast cancer recurrence in some women

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Reducing carbohydrate intake could reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence among women whose tumor tissue is positive for the insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF1) receptor, according to a new study.

Diets high in dairy may up colon cancer survival

Diets high in dairy may up colon cancer survival

A diet rich in dairy products may slightly extend the lives of people diagnosed with colon cancer, a new study suggests.

Phase 1 trials begin for first-in-class anticancer drug

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Clinical trials have begun for PFK-158, a small-molecule therapeutic candidate that inactivates a novel cancer metabolism target never before examined in human clinical trials.

HBV therapy may reduce liver cancer risk

HBV therapy may reduce liver cancer risk

Antiviral treatment for hepatitis B virus (HBV) may be associated with a lower risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, researchers reported.

Enzyme from antidepressants may aid in developing prostate cancer treatments

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An enzyme commonly used as a target for antidepressants may also promote prostate cancer growth, according to an international team of scientists.

Potential new target for immunotherapy

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Scientists have found a way to target elusive cells that suppress immune response, depleting them with peptides that spare other important cells and shrink tumors in preclinical experiments, according to a new study.

Patients' symptom concerns before anticancer treatment predict symptom burdens

Patients' symptom concerns before anticancer treatment predict symptom burdens

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Patients who express pretreatment concern about treatment symptoms such as nausea and memory problems tend to suffer higher symptom burdens during and after anticancer treatment, suggests research.

No Cancer Prevention Benefit From Organic Food

No Cancer Prevention Benefit From Organic Food

A prospective survey found no reduction in cancer incidence in women eating organic food, but there's more to the story.

Single protein that shuts down pancreatic cancer growth is identified

Single protein that shuts down pancreatic cancer growth is identified

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Inhibiting a single protein completely shuts down the growth of pancreatic cancer, according to new research.

Some breast cancer tumors hijack epigenetic machinery to evade drugs

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A breast cancer therapy that blocks estrogen synthesis to activate cancer-killing genes sometimes loses its effectiveness because the cancer takes over epigenetic mechanisms, according to researchers.

How diabetes drugs may work against cancer

How diabetes drugs may work against cancer

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Scientists have identified a major mitochondrial pathway that allows cancer cells to survive in a low-glucose environment.

Unexpected cell-hijack method revealed in pancreatic cancer

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Pancreatic stellate cells, which normally aid tissue repair, unwittingly help pancreatic cancer grow and spread in a method of cell hijack only seen before in brain and breast cancer, according to new research. The research also revealed that the process can be blocked, thereby preventing the growth and spread of the tumor.

Promising new approach discovered to treat leukemia

Promising new approach discovered to treat leukemia

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A group of researchers discovered a promising new approach to treating leukemia by disarming a gene that is responsible for tumor progression.

Grape seed promising against colon cancer

Grape seed promising against colon cancer

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Grape seed can aid the effectiveness of chemotherapy in killing colon cancer cells as well as reducing chemotherapy side effects, according to new research.

Drug-resistant tumors made vulnerable with cyclophosphamide

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The drug cyclophosphamide may make recurrent tumors vulnerable again after they have developed resistance to cancer drugs that work by recruiting antibodies from the body's own immune system.

How do cancer cells thrive in low-oxygen tumors?

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A new study has identified the molecular pathway that enables cancer cells to grow in areas of a tumor where oxygen levels are low, a condition called hypoxia.

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