Research Updates: cancer

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

  1. Issue 22

    LAURILA and colleagues, National Public Health Institute, Oulu, Finland write that epidemiological evidence suggests that airway obstruction is an independent risk factor for lung cancer, which cannot 1


  2. Issue 22

    STRAIN and colleagues, Human Nutrition Research Group, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland studied the relationship between thyroid hormone levels and toenail selenium concentrations in a case-control stu1


  3. Issue 21

    GOODMAN and colleagues, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington USA investigated the associations of baseline demographic, health history and nutritional information and prerandomisation serum conce1


  4. Issue 21

    VERHOEVEN and colleagues, TNO Nutrition and Food Research Institute, Zeist The Netherlands examined the association between breast cancer risk and intake of vitamins C, E retinol, beta-carotene, dietary fibre, vegetables, fruit1


  5. Issue 21

    MENETTA and colleagues, Division of Gynecological Oncology, University of California, Irvine 92668 USA write that the Papanicolaou (Pap) smears for cervical cancer screening have led to the increased detection<1


  6. Issue 21

    GODLEY and colleagues, Department of Internal Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 27599 USA write that animal studies suggest that omega-6 fatty acids found in vegetable oils may promote prostate cancer.


  7. Issue 21

    CLINTON and colleagues, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts USA write that the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study has indicated a lower prostate cancer risk associated with greater consumption of tomato1


  8. Issue 21

    OMURA and colleagues, Heart Disease Research Foundation, New York USA write that due to the reduced effectiveness of antibiotics against bacteria such as Chlamydia trachomatis, alpha-Streptococcus, Borrelia Burgdorferi and viruses such1


  9. Issue 20

    HERTOG and colleagues, Department of Chronic Diseases and Environmental Epidemiology, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands. studied whether the consumption of fruit and veget1


  10. Issue 20

    ANDERSSON and colleagues, Department of Urology, Orebro Medical Center, Sweden write that the role of diet in the aetiology of prostate cancer remains unclear because research results from several case-control and coho1


  11. Issue 20

    DAVIGLUS and colleagues, Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL USA studied the relationship of dietary beta-carotene and vitamin C to risk of prostate cancer.


  12. Issue 20

    CARINCI and FELISATTI, Cattedra di Chirurgia Maxillo-Facciale, Universita degli Studi, Ferrara review the evidence regarding the role of selenium in the prevention of oral and head and neck can1


  13. Issue 20

    ZHU and colleagues, Kyoto University, Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Social Medicine, Japan write that several studies have demonstrated that selenium can inhibit tumourigenesis; however little is known reg1


  14. Issue 20

    FINLAY and JONES, Holme Tower Marie Curie Centre, Wales write that although complementary therapies are increasingly in vogue in the management of patients with cancer, little formal evaluation has bee1


  15. Issue 20

    GEORGESEN and DUNGAN, Evansville Cancer Center, Indiana USA write that cancer threatens our very existence and that pain compounds suffering, leading to spiritual distress. The authors1


  16. Issue 19

    VAN DER POMPE and colleagues review (77 references) the effects of psychosocial interventions upon psychological and biological functioning of breast cancer patients. The authors write that once in the1


  17. Issue 19

    CAVE, Endocrine Unit, University of Rochester School of Medicine, New York USA writes that despite early experimental research which showed that quantitative increases in dietary fat promote breast tumour growth, more recent studies ha1


  18. Issue 19

    LAI and colleagues, Lister Research Laboratories, Department of Surgery, University of Edinburgh, Royal Infirmary, UK write that eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) inhibits the growth of various pancreatic cancer cell lines i1


  19. Issue 19

    ISSING and colleagues, Klinik und Poliklinik fur Hals-, Nasen-, Ohrenkranke, Universitat Munchen, Germany studied the use of high-dose retinyl palmitate (a form of Vitamin A) in the treatment of leukoplakia, a white patch in the oral c1


  20. Issue 19

    CARRARO and colleagues, Perre Fabre Medicament, La Chartreuse, Castres, France, noting the controversy regarding the relative efficacy of treatments for the relief of symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), compared the1


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