Tag: Cancer

Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy

Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy Mannose impairs tumour growth and enhances chemotherapy Tumours use more glucose than normal, healthy tissues. However, it is very hard to control the amount of glucose in your body through diet alone. In this study, the researchers found that mannose can interfere with glucose to reduce how much…

Taste and Smell disorders in Chemotherapy alleviated by Lactoferrin Supplementation

Taste and Smell disorders in Chemotherapy alleviated by Lactoferrin Supplementation Taste and Smell disorders in Chemotherapy alleviated by Lactoferrin Supplementation Research shows that daily lactoferrin supplementation elicits changes in the salivary protein profiles in cancer patients – changes that may be influential in helping to protect taste buds and odor perception. Wang, Aili & Duncan,…

Hemp shows strong potential for treating cancer

Hemp shows strong potential for treating cancer Hemp shows strong potential for treating cancer Results from some of the first studies to examine hemp’s ability to fight cancer show that it might one day be useful as plant-based treatment for ovarian cancer. KY Hemp-induced Modulation of Ovarian Cancer Cell Metastasis: Sara Biela, Annie Wang, and…

Eating Nuts may dramatically improve Colon Cancer outcomes

Eating Nuts may dramatically improve Colon Cancer outcomes   Those who regularly consumed at least two, one-ounce servings of nuts each week demonstrated a 42% improvement in disease-free survival and a 57% improvement in overall survival. Nut Consumption and Survival in Patients With Stage III Colon Cancer: Results From CALGB 89803 (Alliance). Journal of Clinical…

Sugar helps cancer cells regulate voltage

Sugar helps cancer cells regulate voltage Sugar helps cancer cells regulate voltage Researchers in an attempt to understand why Cancers will hold onto sugar yet not use it as fuel discovered that Cancer Cells use sugar as a sort of voltage regulator. 1. Ca2 -dependent demethylation of phosphatase PP2Ac promotes glucose deprivation–induced cell death independently…

Berry gives cancer therapy a boost

Berry gives cancer therapy a boost Berry gives cancer therapy a boostResearchers discover that blueberry when combined with radiation therapy increase it effectiveness from 20% to 70% in vitro. Quote:  “Radiation decreased cancer cells by approximately 20 percent. Interestingly, the cell group that received only blueberry extract had a 25 percent decrease in cancer. However,…

Green Tea, Cancer and how it works

Green Tea, Cancer and how it works Brief Discussion: “EGCG is doing something to damage the mitochondria and that mitochondrial damage sets up a cycle causing more damage and it spirals out, until the cell undergoes programmed cell death,” said Lambert. “It looks like EGCG causes the formation of reactive oxygen species in cancer cells,…

Green tea ingredient may target protein to kill oral cancer cells

Public Release: 28-Jan-2015 Penn State A compound found in green tea may trigger a cycle that kills oral cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone, according to Penn State food scientists. The research could lead to treatments for oral cancer, as well as other types of cancer. Earlier studies had shown that epigallocatechin-3-gallate — EGCG…

Citrus scent inhibits liver cancer

Public Release: 19-Jan-2015 Researchers from Bochum decode signalling pathway Ruhr-University BochumLiver Cancer [image] | EurekAlert! Science News IMAGE: The calcium influx into the liver carcinoma cell can be monitored following the exposure to citronellal (pictured in pseudo-colours). view more  Credit: RUB, Work Group Hatt In future, the olfactory receptor could serve as target for…

Nutrition education may help prevent breast cancer re-occurrence

Researchers in Brazil found encouraging results providing nutrition education to patients Elsevier Health Sciences PHILADELPHIA, PA, January 5, 2015 – Breast cancer is the most frequent cause of death among women worldwide, and five-year survival rates are just 58.4% in Brazil, lower than in many other regions. In a new study, however, researchers from Federal…

Multivitamins with minerals may protect older women with invasive breast cancer

  October 9, 2013 — (BRONX, NY) — Findings from a study involving thousands of postmenopausal women suggest that women who develop invasive breast cancer may benefit from taking supplements containing both multivitamins and minerals. The new research, published today in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, found that the risk of dying from invasive breast…

Celery, artichokes contain flavonoids that kill human pancreatic cancer cells

23 AUG 2013 URBANA, Ill. – Celery, artichokes, and herbs, especially Mexican oregano, all contain apigenin and luteolin, flavonoids that kill human pancreatic cancer cells in the lab by inhibiting an important enzyme, according to two new University of Illinois studies. “Apigenin alone induced cell death in two aggressive human pancreatic cancer cell lines. But…

Liver Tumors disappear when given a Vitamin B-3 precursor

Liver Tumors disappear when given a Vitamin B-3 precursor – Dietary supplements of nicotinamide riboside, a derivative of vitamin B3, prevented the development of liver tumors and induces tumor regression in mice -The results have been reproduced in other types of cancer such as pancreatic cancer. “We observed the same results in mice with pancreatic…

Bitter melon juice prevents pancreatic cancer in mouse models

By Garth Sundem in In the Lab · March 12, 2013 A University of Colorado Cancer study published this week in the journal Carcinogenesis shows that bitter melon juice restricts the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metabolize glucose, thus cutting the cells’ energy source and eventually killing them. “Three years ago researchers showed the…

New study highlights strong anti-cancer properties of soybeans

22 Mar 2013 First study to report that proteins found in soybeans, could inhibit growth of colon, liver and lung cancers, published in Food Research International Soybean meal is a bi-product following oil extraction from soybean seeds. It is rich in protein, which usually makes up around 40% of the nutritional components of the seeds…