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[15 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]

Not every battle is struck by a wave of violence and not every fight culminates in bloodshed.
When the opposition in question is an adamant disease like cancer, our armoury should be packed with a lifestyle of regular health check-ups and a diet including foods that double as anti-cancer agents.
When actress Lisa Ray was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a relatively rare cancer of the bone marrow, all she said was, “I’ll beat cancer”. Carrying this spirit of defeating a disease often labelled ‘incurable’, we try to find out diet methods, especially …

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[28 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

Cancer rates will soar 75 per cent worldwide by 2030 as developing nations adopt lazy Western lifestyles, experts have warned.
According to experts, they could even increase 90 per cent in the Third World in that time.
Many cancers – such as breast, prostate and bowel tumours, are linked to unhealthy living in high-income nations.
Countries like India, Pakistan and certain African nations are said to be under threat as their standard of living improves.
Global cancer cases are predicted to rise from 12.7million in 2008 to 22.2million in 2030. Obesity caused by eating …

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[23 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

There are now more than 13 million cancer survivors living in the United States and that number is expected to reach 18 million in just 10 years, a new report predicts.
This dramatic increase will be driven, in large part, by a combination of earlier diagnosis and better treatment of some of the most common cancers, according to the report from the American Cancer Society and the U.S. National Cancer Institute.
“We are focusing on the number of people who are now alive who have experienced cancer at some time in the …

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[17 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

A pair of experimental treatments that fight cancer by boosting the immune system have shown promise in early studies and deserve testing in larger patient groups, say U.S. researchers.
The drugs, both made by Bristol-Myers Squibb, work by breaking down the shield that protects tumor cells. Rather than try to kill the cancer directly, they allow the immune system to do its work against the invading cells.
In the trials which included just over 500 people, as many as one in four patients with non-small cell lung cancer, melanoma and kidney cancer, …

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[23 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

Millions of people do not eat enough fruit and vegetables putting themselves at risk of cancer, a new survey has revealed.
Only one in five people in Britain consumes the recommended five portions a day, according to the research carried out for the World cancer research Fund.
“A diet based on plant foods, such as wholegrains and pulses as well as fruit and vegetables, can reduce cancer risk as research shows they protect against a range of cancers. Recent research has confirmed that foods containing fibre reduce the risk of bowel cancer,” …

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[16 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

A new UK study is investigating whether an extract of a curry spice can help patients with advanced bowel cancer battle their illness.
Scientists from the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre at the University of Leicester will study whether tablets containing curcumin—found in the spice turmeric—can be safely added to the standard treatment for bowel cancer .
Earlier studies have shown that curcumin can enhance the ability of chemotherapy to kill bowel cancer cells in the lab, according to Cancer Research UK, which funds the center jointly with the National Institute for Health …

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[23 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

Australian scientists are leading a global charge to combat one of the world’s worst killers with a surprising secret weapon – the common cold.
It’s a tempting idea and one on the cutting edge of a new medical research field called oncolytic virotherapy. Could the common cold cure cancer?
Except that the idea is not really new at all. The classical Greek physician Hippocrates is often credited with the saying: ”Give me the power to create a fever and I shall cure any disease.”
More than 2500 years later modern scientists, including a …

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[15 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Scientists have developed a vaccine that promises a new strategy for treating ovarian, colorectal and pancreatic cancer.
Researchers from the University of Georgia and the Mayo Clinic in Arizona have developed a vaccine that dramatically reduces tumours in a mouse model that mimics 90 percent of human breast and pancreatic cancer cases-including those that are resistant to common treatments.
“This vaccine elicits a very strong immune response,” said study co-senior author Geert-Jan Boons.
“It activates all three components of the immune system to reduce tumor size by an average of 80 per cent.”
When …

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[24 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

A vaccine to prevent cervical cancer offered strong protection against anal cancer in a large study of women in Costa Rica, adding to evidence that such vaccines can protect against more than just cervical cancer, US researchers said on Monday.
The study, conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, involved GlaxoSmithKline’s Cervarix vaccine, which protects against infections triggered by strains 16 and 18 of the human papillomavirus (HPV). ‘There was strong protection with the vaccine against anal infection,’ Dr Aimee Kreimer of the National Cancer Institute, whose study appears …

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[24 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

RESEARCH suggests that tall people are at greater risk of getting cancer as the likelihood of developing the disease rises by 16 per cent for every extra 10cm in height in both sexes, the Telegraph reported.
Dr Jane Green and her colleagues, who published the finding in The Lancet Oncology, point to two reasons for such correlation.
‘One possible reason is fairly obvious – tall people have more cells so there is a great chance that one of them can mutate. But being tall is also related to hormonal growth factors which …