Citrus Scent Inhibits Liver Cancer

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As main component of essential oils, terpenes can inhibit the growth of different cancer cells. Researchers from the Ruhr-University Bochum headed by Prof Dr Dr Dr Hanns Hatt have analysed this process in liver cancer cells in detail. They shed light upon the molecular mechanisms that resulted in cancer cells stop growing, following the application […]

Dietary Anti-Cancer Compound May Work By Influence On Cellular Genetics

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Researchers have discovered one of the reasons why broccoli may be good for your health. They found that sulforaphane, a dietary compound from broccoli that’s known to help prevent prostate cancer, may work through its influence on long, non-coding RNAs. This is another step forward in a compelling new area of study on the underlying […]

Drinking Coffee Daily May Improve Survival In Colon Cancer Patients

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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 from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute that reported this striking association for the first time. The patients, all of them treated with surgery and chemotherapy for stage III colon […]

Natural Compound Could Improve Treatment Of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

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More than 100 women die from breast cancer every day in the United States. Triple-negative breast cancers, which comprise 15 to 20 percent of all breast tumors, are a particularly deadly type of breast disease that often metastasize to distant sites. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found that luteolin, a natural compound found in […]

Is Your Toothpaste Full Of Carcinogens?

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You might not think twice about the chemicals in your cosmetics, in the way you would worry about absorbing chemicals from food, but that’s what happens every time you brush your teeth. And with the ever increasing knowledge about the harm that some of these chemicals are doing, it certainly is something to worry about. […]

Curry And Curcumin — Turmeric Offers Potential Therapy For Oral Cancers

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 PLOS ONE. “We have quantitated the ability of adequate amounts of vitamin D […]