Curry And Curcumin — Turmeric Offers Potential Therapy For Oral Cancers

curry-curcumin-offers-potential-therapy-for-oral-cancers-1024w

Curcumin, an antioxidant found in the curry spice turmeric, has been found to slow or limit the activity of the HPV virus, which causes oral and cervical cancers. Turmeric — the familiar yellow spice common in Indian and Asian cooking — may play a therapeutic role in oral cancers associated with human papillomavirus, according to […]

Study Pinpoints Protein That Detects Damage From Radiation

study-pinpoints-proein-that-detects-damage-from-radiation-1024w

High doses of radiation from cancer treatment can cause severe damage to cells and tissues, resulting in injury to bone marrow and the gastrointestinal tract. The consequences can be fatal. Yet researchers do not fully understand how exposure to radiation triggers this damage at the molecular level. Led by Yale professor of immunobiology Richard Flavell, […]

Hairdressers Exposed To Carcinogenic Substances

hairdressers-exposed-to-carcinogenic-substances-1024w

A new study suggests hairdressers are exposed to substances that can cause bladder cancer. Over recent years, there have been a number of reports suggesting that aromatic amines, carcinogenic compounds that can cause bladder cancer, may be present as contaminants in certain hair dyes. In the study from Lund University in Sweden, researchers have investigated […]

A Simple Spice That May Battle Cancer

a-simple-spice-that-may-battle-cancer-1024w

Turmeric, a common Indian spice, may one day join the cancer treatment tool kit. Researchers have found that a tiny oral dose of curcumin, a compound found in turmeric, cut breast cancer rates in rats by half. In another study, conducted by Anirban Maitra, M.D., a pathologist at Johns Hopkins, curcumin helped deter drug-resistant cancers. […]

Higher Levels Of Vitamin D Correspond To Lower Cancer Risk

higher-levels-of-vitamin-d-correspond-to-lower-cancer-isk-1024w

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that higher levels of vitamin D — specifically serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D — are associated with a correspondingly reduced risk of cancer. The findings are published in the April 6, online issue of┬áPLOS ONE. “We have quantitated the ability of adequate amounts of vitamin D […]

Coffee Consumption Decreases The Risk Of Colorectal Cancer

coffee-consumption-decreases-the-risk-of-colorectal-cancer-1024w

Whether you like your coffee black, decaf, half-caff or even instant, feel free to drink up. Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center of Keck Medicine of USC have found that coffee consumption decreases the risk of colorectal cancer. The study examined over 5,100 men and women who had been […]

Research Finds Lawn Chemicals Raise Cancer Risk In Scottish Terriers

research-finds-lawn-chemicals-raise-cancer-risk-in-scottish-terriers-1024w

Exposure to herbicide-treated lawns and gardens increases the risk of bladder cancer in Scottish terriers, a discovery that could lead to new knowledge about human susceptibility to the disease, according to Purdue University scientists. A team of veterinary researchers including Lawrence T. Glickman has found an association between risk of transitional cell carcinoma of the […]

Peaches Inhibit Breast Cancer Metastasis In Mice

peaches-inhibit-breast-cancer-metastasis-in-mice-1024w

Lab tests at Texas A&M AgriLife Research have shown that treatments with peach extract inhibit breast cancer metastasis in mice. AgriLife Research scientists say that the mixture of phenolic compounds present in the peach extract are responsible for the inhibition of metastasis, according to the study, which was this month published in the┬áJournal of Nutritional […]

Neem Tree Extract Shows Promise In Treating Pancreatic Cancer

neem-tree-extract-shows-promise-in-treating-pancreatic-cancer-1024w

A natural extract derived from India’s neem tree could potentially be used to treat pancreatic cancer, according to a new study in the journal Scientific Reports. Biomedical scientists at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) tested nimbolide, a compound found in neem leaves, against pancreatic cancer in cell lines and […]

Avocados may hold the answer to beating leukemia

avocados-may-hold-the-answer-to-beating-leukemia-1024w

Rich, creamy, nutritious and now cancer fighting. New research reveals that molecules derived from avocados could be effective in treating a form of cancer. Professor Paul Spagnuolo from the University of Waterloo has discovered a lipid in avocados that combats acute myeloid leukemia (AML) by targeting the root of the disease — leukemia stem cells. […]