Tag: National Cancer Institute

Caffeinated coffee linked to lower risk of some oral cancers

Studies link consumption of more than 4 cups per day to significantly lower risk of death from some cancers ATLANTA – December 10, 2012—A new American Cancer Society study finds a strong inverse association between caffeinated coffee intake and oral/pharyngeal cancer mortality. The authors say people who drank more than four cups of caffeinated coffee…

Ancient foot massage technique may ease cancer symptoms

19 NOV 2012   EAST LANSING, Mich. — A study led by a Michigan State University researcher offers the strongest evidence yet that reflexology – a type of specialized foot massage practiced since the age of pharaohs – can help cancer patients manage their symptoms and perform daily tasks. Funded by the National Cancer Institute…

Drinking decaf coffee may be good for the liver

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 9-Oct-2014 Researchers from the National Cancer Institute report that decaffeinated coffee drinking may benefit liver health. Results of the study published in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, show that higher coffee consumption, regardless of caffeine content, was linked to lower levels of abnormal liver…

People With Allergies May Have Lower Risk of Brain Tumors

  10 Aug 2012   COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research adds to the growing body of evidence suggesting that there’s a link between allergies and reduced risk of a serious type of cancer that starts in the brain. This study suggests the reduced risk is stronger among women than men, although men with certain allergy…

Stanford chemists synthesize compound that flushes out latent HIV

27 JUL 2012 A new collection of compounds, called “bryologs” – derived from a tiny marine organism – activate hidden reservoirs of the virus that currently make the disease nearly impossible to eradicate. By Max McClure Thanks to antiretrovirals, an AIDS diagnosis hasn’t been a death sentence for nearly two decades. But highly active antiretroviral…

Gut flora influences HIV immune response

DURHAM, N.C. – Normal microorganisms in the intestines appear to play a pivotal role in how the HIV virus foils a successful attack from the body’s immune system, according to new research from Duke Medicine. The study, published Aug. 13, 2014, in the journal Cell Host & Microbe, builds on previous work from researchers at…

Have no fear: Most cases of thyroid cancer do not affect survival

15 JUN 2012 Study finds that the majority of patients with thyroid cancer, except for those in the most advanced stage, continue to have the same chance of survival as those who are disease-free Miami Beach, Fla.—Research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine’s 59th Annual Meeting reveals that patients with differentiated thyroid cancer live…

BPA stimulates growth of breast cancer cells, diminishes effect of treatment

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 23-Jun-2014 DURHAM, N.C. – Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical commonly used in plastics, appears to increase the proliferation of breast cancer cells, according to Duke Medicine researchers presenting at an annual meeting of endocrine scientists. The researchers found that the chemical, at levels typically found in human blood, could also affect growth…

High animal fat diet increases gestational diabetes risk

30 Jan 2012 NIH study shows animal fat before conception linked to pregnancy related condition Women who consumed a diet high in animal fat and cholesterol before pregnancy were at higher risk for gestational diabetes than women whose diets were lower in animal fat and cholesterol, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health…

Lower Antioxidant Level Might Explain Higher Skin-Cancer Rate In Males

23 Nov- 2011 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Men are three times more likely than women to develop a common form of skin cancer but medical science doesn’t know why. A new study may provide part of the answer. Researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J.…

Could additives in hot dogs affect incidence of colon cancer?

Public release date: 24-Oct-2011 BOSTON — The addition of ascorbate (vitamin C) or its close relative, erythorbate, and the reduced amount of nitrite added in hot dogs, mandated in 1978, have been accompanied by a steep drop in the death rate from colon cancer, according to data presented at the 10thAACR International Conference on Frontiers…

Cancer stem cells linked to drug resistance

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 20-Apr-2014 Discovery of previously undefined molecular pathway is step toward novel clinical trial Most drugs used to treat lung, breast and pancreatic cancers also promote drug-resistance and ultimately spur tumor growth. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered a molecule, or biomarker, called CD61 on the…

More evidence that caffeine lowers risk of skin cancer

Public release date: 15-Aug-2011 There might be a time when instead of just drinking that morning cup of coffee you lather it on your skin as a way of preventing harmful sun damage or skin cancer. A new Rutgers study strengthens the theory that caffeine guards against certain skin cancers at the molecular level by…

Supplement found to improve quality of life for female cancer survivors

Public release date: 6-Jun-2011 (HRR- Conflict of interest) WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 6, 2011 – A natural nutritional supplement, marketed for the last decade as a sexual aid, has been shown to significantly improve overall quality of life for female cancer survivors, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The findings will be…