Research Updates: cancer

Below are short extracts from research updates about this subject - select more to read each item.

  1. 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


  2. 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


  3. 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


  4. Issue 27

    LEKANDER and colleagues, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden write that psychological intervention strategies, such as relaxation training have been used to strengthen r1


  5. Issue 27

    SPIEGEL and MOORE, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, California USA write that patients with cancer often use techniques such as imagery and hypnosis as ways of connecting1


  6. Issue 27

    MAZIERE and colleagues, Labaoratoire de Toxicologie Alimentaire, Universite Bordeaux I, Talence, France write that the mechanism by which vitamin A prevents or delays carcinogenesis is still unclear. Vitamin A, in addi1


  7. Issue 27

    FLEET, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111 USA writes that research studies examining the relationship between dietary selenium intake and cancer risk have demonstrated that low s1


  8. Issue 27

    YU and colleagues, Department of Surgery, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Second Medical University, China studied the relationship between selenium and immune response in large bowel cancer .


  9. Issue 27

    ZACHARA and colleagues, Department of Biochemistry, University School of Medical Sciences, Bydzoszca, Poland studied selenium (Se) concentration in cancerous and tumour-free lung tissue in lung cancer patients .


  10. Issue 26

    MALVY and colleagues, INSERM U056, Hospital Center of Bicetre, France studied serum levels of antioxidant vitamins A, E, beta-carotene, zinc and selenium and cholesterol and related proteins in children with cancer.


  11. Issue 26

    YU and colleagues, Cancer Institute, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China write that high rates of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and primary liver cancer (PLC) are present in Qidong coun1


  12. Issue 26

    STONE and PAPAS, Department of Pediatrics, James Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City 37614-0578 USA write that colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer 1


  13. Issue 26

    POLLARD and LUCKERT, Lobund Laboratory, University of Notre Dame, IN 46556 USA studied the influence of soy protein isoflavones upon development of prostate-related cancers in rats.


  14. Issue 26

    SIGNOUNAS and colleagues, Division of Hematology/ Oncology, East Caroline University School of Medicine, Greenville North Carolina USA write that vitamin E, best known as a potent antioxidant, has been shown 1


  15. Issue 26

    DE STEFANI and colleagues, Registro Nacional de Cancer, Montevideo, Uruguay studied whether dietary fibre modified breast cancer risk.


  16. Issue 25

    SHARONI and colleagues, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel write that consumption of carotenoids has frequently been inversely correlated with cancer incidence . The auth1


  17. Issue 25

    WU and colleagues, First Affiliated Hospital, West China University of Medical Sciences, Chengdu, China studied the role of acupuncture in the regulation of cellular immune function.


  18. Issue 25

    LI, Department of Oncology, Nanfang Hospital, First Military Medical University, Guangzhou, China studied the effects of combining Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with chemotherapy in lung cancer patients.


  19. Issue 25

    KOO, Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong. writes that a critical review (82 references) of epidemiological studies regarding diet and lung cancer over the past 20 years has n1


  20. Issue 25

    OSMAK and colleagues, Department of Molecular Medicine, Ruder Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia write that the role of vitamin C (ascorbic acid AA) in the prevention and suppression of carcinogenesis has been known for a long time. A1


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