Archive for the ‘Cancer Research’ Category

Researchers Identify Achilles Heel of Common Childhood Tumor

Researchers have, for the first time, found a mechanism for the rapid growth of the benign blood vessel tumor known as infantile hemangiomas, the most common tumor found in children.  The tumors, which are made up of proliferating blood vessels, affect up to 10 percent of children of European descent,...
November 19th, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More

Caffeine & Skin Cancer Prevention

The most important risk factor for development of skin cancer is exposure to UV rays, mainly from sunlight. The UV radiation damages the DNA in the skin cells. The damaged cells grow and divide uncontrollably, leading to the development of a tumor. Researchers are now looking for ways to reverse the...
November 11th, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More

Cancer Experts Debate Vitamin D, Sunlight and Risk

The association between vitamin D and cancer risk is one of the most studied, most complex and most controversial issues in nutrition science. Recently, at a major scientific conference on diet and cancer, a panel of vitamin D experts weighed in, and presented evidence that sought to provide some clarity. The...
November 9th, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More

What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer Prevention – Total Health Breakthroughs

October was Breast Cancer Prevention month, and as always, fund raising and education initiatives were everywhere. There are many advances in our understanding of how breast cancer develops, yet out of all the articles in the mainstream media, none of them explained the most important factors influencing...
November 6th, 2008 | Cancer Research | Read More

Scientists Decode Set of Cancer Genes

For the first time, researchers have decoded all the genes of a person with cancer and found a set of mutations that might have caused the disease or aided its progression. Using cells donated by a woman in her 50s who died of leukemia, the scientists sequenced all the DNA from her cancer cells and compared...
November 6th, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More

Groundbreaking DNA Study Set To Create New Therapies For Deadly Diseases

Scientists have taken a major step in cell research by unravelling how stem cells differentiate and what are the corresponding changes that take place during DNA replication and reorganization. The groundbreaking study led by David M. Gilbert, an eminent molecular biologist at Florida State University...
November 6th, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More

Vitamin E, Selenium Does Not Cut Prostate Cancer Risk

A major study looking at whether vitamin E and selenium protect men against prostate cancer has been suspended after data showed the nutrients didn’t reduce risk, the U.S. National Institutes of Health announced Monday. The independent analysis of the $119 million study involving more than 35,000...
November 5th, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More

$1 Million Grant For Cancer Gene Therapy Research

Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of gynecologic cancer death. Dr. Carl June, director of Translational Research at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania and professor of pathology and laboratory medicine in Penn’s School of Medicine, has received $1 million over the next three...
November 4th, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More

Vigorous Exercise Protects Against Breast Cancer

New research from the US suggests that vigorous exercise cuts the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women and is particularly effective for women who are not overweight. The study was the work of researchers at the National Cancer Institute and is published in the 31 October issue of the journal...
November 3rd, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More

Why Some Ashkenazic Women Escape Breast Cancer

For researchers looking at what have become known as the “Jewish breast cancer genes,” much of the last decade has been spent identifying women who have the gene mutations and finding medical procedures to battle the breast and ovarian cancers that result. Now many of the same scientists are striking...
October 31st, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More