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September 23, 2004

Red Wine Cuts Risk of Prostate Cancer

Drinking four or more glasses of red wine a week chops the risk of prostate cancer in half, according to a new study from researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. (

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September 20, 2004

Alcohol Does Not Increase Bladder Cancer Risk

New research suggests that drinking alcohol does not increase the risk of bladder. In fact, the investigators found that beer may actually reduce the risk, according to their report in the September 15th issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

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September 16, 2004

Gene Deletion Linked to Prostate Cancer Onset

Loss of a tumor suppresser gene called Rb may be the first step in the development of prostate cancer, according to findings from experiments in mice.

Loss of the Rb gene has been seen in as many as 60 percent of clinical cases of prostate cancer, Dr. Norman M. Greenberg and colleagues note in the September 1st issue of Cancer Research. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

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September 9, 2004

Stopping Prostate Cancer Genes Before They Spread

A UK based team of scientists and doctors have found a way to slow the development and spread of prostate cancer by stopping certain genes from becoming active.

According to research published online in Oncogene, the team from Imperial College London, Cancer Research UK and Hammersmith Hospital have found a way to stop the development of cancer cells in the lab by limiting the effects of the androgen hormone and the genes which are activated by it. (Science Daily)

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September 7, 2004

Pesticides Linked to Childhood Leukemia

Pesticides and other pollutants in the environment may contribute to childhood leukaemia, say UK scientists. (BBC News)

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September 5, 2004

Obesity and Colon Cancer, What should I Eat to Reduce My Cancer Risk?

Obese men have a higher risk of developing large intestine polyps, which may develop into cancer.

Between 30 to 40% of all cancers can be prevented through a combination of a healthy diet, exercise, and a healthy body weight.

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September 3, 2004

Tiger Woods' Father Has Prostate Cancer Relapse

Tiger Woods, who could lose his world No1 ranking this week has a far more important worry on his mind. His father, Earl, has suffered a relapse in treatment for prostate cancer and says that the disease has spread through his body. (Guardian Unlimited)

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Cervical Tumors Respond to Bone Cancer Drug

In what may be good news for cervical cancer patients, a new study suggests a bone cancer drug seems to shrink the size of these tumors in mice. (

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September 1, 2004

Radiation Exposure Linked to Thyroid Cancer

Seattle scientists studying cancer rates among the victims of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant explosion have found the first direct link between thyroid cancer risk and individual radiation exposures. (

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