Research Updates: cancer

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  1. Issue 32

    BUIATTI, Centro Di Documentazione per la Salute (CDS), Bologna, Italy defines chemoprevention as the use of compounds or medicines to prevent the occurrence of precancerous lesions or to slow down or reverse th1

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  2. Issue 32

    SAMAREL, Department of Nursing, William Paterson College of New Jersey, Wayne, USA describes the development of a nursing intervention with the potential to help women have more positive experiences during time of breast cancer1

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    KWASNIEWSKA and colleagues, I Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Lublin Medical Academy, Poland studied the level of alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) in the blood serum of female patients infected with the human Papillomavirus (1

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  4. Issue 32

    VAN POPPEL and colleagues, TNO Nutrition, Zeist, the Netherlands write that the use of biomarkers is a promising approach to the study of human cancer risk and that bronchial metaplasia

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  5. Issue 31

    PATTERSON and colleagues, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA USA reviews (89 references) published epidemiological research regarding the association of vitamin and mineral supplementation and cancer risk.

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  6. Issue 31

    HARRISON and colleagues, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, CRC Beatson Laboratories, Glasgow, Scotland UK review (100 references) the very convincing evidence that a high dietary level of selenium significantly reduced the incidence of a w1

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  7. Issue 31

    COMBS and colleagues, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA tested the hypothesis that a dietary supplement of selenium (Se) may reduce the risk of cancer.

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    LA VECCHIA and DECARLI, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milano Italy write that following early increases, mortality rates from oesophageal cancer have levelled off in Italy over the past two decades a1

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  9. Issue 30

    BREWER and colleagues, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCI Medical Center, University of California, Irvine, Orange USA conducted a phase III randomised trial to evaluate oral beta carotene and placebo treatment in cervical cancer

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  10. Issue 30

    ROSE, Division of Nutrition and Endocrinology, American Health Foundation, Valhalla, New York 10595 USA writes that epidemiological studies indicate that levels of dietary fat intake and the nature of constituent fatty acids influence breast an1

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  11. Issue 30

    PAPPALARDO and colleagues, Institute of II Clinica Chirurgica University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy 1) compared tissue and plasma carotenoids status in healthy subjects and patients with pre-cancer and cancer lesions and 2) evaluated the effect1

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  12. Issue 30

    BRAGA and colleagues, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Milan, Italy conducted a case-control study to investigate the relationship between foods and nutrients and breast cancer risk by age and menopausal status strata.

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  13. Issue 29

    PATTISON, Chemotherapy Day Unit, Sunderland Royal Hospital UK write that the psychological and physical consequences of cancer threaten the wellbeing and quality of life of patients (Fallowfield 1991). The needs of patients are wide-ra1

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  14. Issue 29

    SPAULDING-ALBRIGHT, Boca Raton Community Hospital Inc, Fla 33486 USA write that in view of progress regarding benefits of phytochemicals in foods, it would appear possible that chemical compounds from herbs could also be helpfu1

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  15. Issue 29

    RICHARDSON and colleagues, Center for Alternative Medicine Research, University of Texas-Houston School of Public Health USA conducted a pilot study to study the effects of imagery and support upon coping, life attitudes, immune function, quali1

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  16. Issue 29

    ZHANG and colleagues, Department of Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine, Research Institute International Medical Center of Japan, Tokyo write that Helicobacter pylori infection is a risk factor for gastric cancer and that a

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  17. Issue 28

    SANKARANARAYANAN and colleagues, Unit of Descriptive Epidemiology, International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon France conducted a double-blind placebo-controlled trial to study the chemopreventive potential of vitamin A alone or beta caro1

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  18. Issue 28

    SLATTERY and colleagues, Department of Oncological Sciences, University of Utah, Salt Lake City 84108 USA write that levels of triglycerides, glucose and insulin are related to colon cancer risk and that high levels of simple sugars in the diet1

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  19. Issue 28

    SARKAR and colleagues, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India writes that beta-carotene (BC) has been found to possess potent anti-tumour activity in liver carcinogenesis chemically induced (by di1

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  20. Issue 28

    JOHNSON and colleagues, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at tufts University, Boston MA 02111 USA conducted a double-blind study to evaluate beta-carotene and lycopene responses following ingestion of individual and comb1

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