Biologically Based Practices
A post-hoc analysis of the VIDA study sought to determine if vitamin D levels influence risk for cancer and/or cancer prevention.
What are some helpful Internet resources for reliable information about herbal products?
A retrospective observational study revealed an association between complementary medicine use and patient adherence to conventional cancer treatment.
Vitamin B intake appears to be related to lung cancer risk, but only for men or male smokers.
A component in cocoa seems to help control blood glucose and inflammation.
Research also suggests that statins may help counteract harmful effect of fatty foods
Higher serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) correlated with a reduced risk of cancer in women.
Sulforaphane, found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower and kale, may increase the susceptibility of a subset of cancer to prodrug treatments while avoiding harm to normal tissues.
Coffee consumption may be associated with CRC risk, with drinking more than 2.5 servings per day being associated with a 54% lower risk of developing the disease.
Regular tea drinkers had fewer heart attacks, and had less calcium build-up in their arteries.
This fact sheet explores links between garlic and cancer prevention, including study and clinical trials evidence and safety concerns.
Dietary supplementation with vitamin D and/or calcium after removal of precancerous colorectal adenomas (polyps) does not reduce risk of developing future adenomas.
Alternative medicines are widely thought to be harmless, at the least, and very often helpful for a wide range of discomforts and illnesses. However, although they are marketed as natural, they often contain active ingredients that react chemically and biologically with other therapies.
Treatment with mushroom powder led to reduction in prostate-specific antigen level in some patients with biochemical recurrence.
Regular consumption of caffeinated coffee may help prevent the return of colon cancer after treatment and improve the chances of a cure, according to a new, large study.
Diet and nutrition can reduce cancer treatment side effects and keep patients strong. This infographic contains tips for better nutrition during treatment.
For women, alcohol consumption of 5 to 14.9 g/day linked to increased risk of alcohol-related cancers.
The addition of omega-3 fatty acids to antitumor medications may improve treatment response and improve quality of life for cancer patients.
Patients consuming 4 cups/day of caffeinated coffee have lower recurrence and mortality risk.
Researchers suspect compounds in citrus may sensitize skin to sunlight and thereby increase melanoma risk, but further study is required.
Can molecules derived from avocados be used as a tool to combat leukemia?
Adopting or retaining a Western-style diet after a prostate cancer diagnosis does little to improve cancer-related mortality or overall mortality, when compared to a healthier diet.
Treatment with the traditional Chinese medicine herbal mixture helped relieve fatigue in cancer patients, according to trial data.
For women with breast cancer using the drug tamoxifen, coffee appears to both inhibit tumor growth and reduce recurrence.
The purity of herbal supplements has been questioned. How should one advise patients interested in using these products?
A lower vitamin D levels prior to treatment for follicular lymphoma has been linked to earlier relapse and increased mortality, according to a new study.
A large-scale study indicates that high consumption of vitamins and dietary supplements could actually increase cancer risk.
Experiments in mice suggest that elevated blood levels of the fatty acid derived from fish oil may induce resistance to chemotherapy.
Bruce W. Hollis, PhD, discusses the findings from his study on the benefits of increasing vitamin D intake in patients with prostate cancer undergoing active surveillance.
Curcumin, a compound found in turmeric, may be a promising treatment for a variety of cancers.
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