Research Updates: cancer

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  1. 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 .

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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.

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  6. Issue 26

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

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  7. Issue 26

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

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  8. 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

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. Issue 25

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

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  12. 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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  13. Issue 24

    VAN POPPEL and VAN DEN BERG, TNO Nutrition and Food Research Institute, Zeist, The Netherlands write that substantial attention has been focussed during the last decades upon the prospect that high intake of certain vitamins ma1

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  14. Issue 24

    POTTER, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington, Seattle USA writes that vegetables and fruits are associated with a reduced risk of cancers, including and especially lung cancer. Compounds which are possibl1

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  15. Issue 24

    RAUTALAHTI and colleagues, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki Finland. matti.rautalahti@ktl.fi writes that the results of the Alpha-Tocopherol Beta-Carotene (ATBC) study, the first large intervention trial with antioxidants wer1

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  16. Issue 24

    GERBER and colleagues, Groupe dEpidemiologie Metabolique, INSERM-CRLC, Montpellier, France had previously reported a paradoxical oxidant-antioxidant status in breast cancer patients, affecting pre-menopausal more than menopausal women.

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  17. Issue 24

    MOON and colleagues, Department of Biomathematics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston 77030 USA write that 2 chemoprevention randomised clinical trials commenced in 1984 for the evaluation of retinoids in the prevention 1

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  18. Issue 23

    KIMMICK and colleagues, Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157 USA gkimmick@isnet.is.bgsm.edu write that breast cancer is a major health problem, accounting for almost one-third of cancer-rela1

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  19. Issue 23

    CRAWFORD and colleagues, Division of Urology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver USA write in their review (59 references) that understanding changes in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) may enable the differen1

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  20. Issue 23

    GUTHRIE and colleagues, Deaprtment of Biochemistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada studied the inhibition of proliferation of oestrogen receptor-negative human breast cancer cells with various forms and mixtures of <1

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