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February 24, 2005

Green Tea May Inhibit Bladder Cancer

Green tea extract may interfere with a process that helps early bladder cancer to spread throughout the body, new laboratory research suggests. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

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February 18, 2005

Vitamin D May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

A new study suggests that Vitamin D may reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

"Our findings suggest that vitamin D plays an important protective role against prostate cancer, especially ... aggressive disease," says lead researcher Haojie Li, MD, PhD, a research fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard University School of Public Health, in a news release. (WebMD)

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February 17, 2005

Arlen Specter Has Hodgkin's Disease

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, who has had bypass heart surgery and a brain trumor, has now been diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease.

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February 16, 2005

Coffee May Help Prevent Liver Cancer

"A study of more than 90,000 Japanese found that people who drank coffee daily or nearly every day had half the liver cancer risk of those who never drank coffee. The protective effect occurred in people who drank one to two cups a day and increased at three to four cups."

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February 11, 2005

H Pylori and Esophageal Cancer Risk

People who aren't infected with Helicobacter pylori have a "markedly increased" risk of developing esophageal cancer, a new study shows. However, the findings don't address the issue of whether or not the bacterium should be eradicated, lead author Dr. Catherine de Martel of Stanford University School of Medicine and her colleagues note. (ABC News)

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February 10, 2005

Rainforest Plant Yields Breast Cancer Fighter

A compound, SL0101, derived from a rare South American plant called Forsteronia refracta, stopped the growth of human breast cancer cells in laboratory cultures.

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February 7, 2005

Researchers Study Cancer-Light Link

"College researchers are studying whether electric light changes hormone levels in women and makes breast cancer more prevalent in developed countries."

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February 4, 2005

Supplement May Slow Marker of Prostate Cancer

"A mix of dietary supplements including antioxidants and plant-based estrogens may slow the rise of a biomarker for prostate cancer progression in some men."

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February 1, 2005

List of Cancer's Causes Gets Longer

"The federal government for the first time has placed X-rays and some viruses on its list of cancer-causing agents along with chemicals formed by frying and grilling meat."

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