Research Updates: cancer

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

  1. 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


  2. 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.


  3. 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


  4. 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


  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. 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


  9. 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


  10. 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


  11. 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


  12. 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


  13. 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


  14. 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


  15. 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 .


  16. 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 .


  17. 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.


  18. 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


  19. 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


  20. 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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