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August 29, 2005

Battle Over Bloodroot Cancer Salve Continues

Curtis Brown carries business cards with old pictures of his tumors, including an egg-sized growth on his neck. He says they were each shed after the application of a flesh-eating paste containing the medicinal herb bloodroot. "I cured myself of cancer," the cards read ... Georgia's medical board and the Food and Drug Administration don't share Brown's enthusiasm for the paste. (ABC News)

August 13, 2005

Battle Over Bloodroot Paste Used on Cancer Patients

Georgia's board of medical examiners has accused Lois March, an ear, nose and throat specialist, of aiding and abetting Dan Raber's practice over the last three years by providing pain medication to patients who had received the [bloodroot paste] treatments. One patient's flesh was eaten so badly from his shoulder that the bone was exposed. (Washington Post)

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July 19, 2005

Green Tea Targets Cancer

Speaking at an international conference on diet and cancer, researchers funded by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) presented evidence that a major component in green tea may short-circuit the cancer process in a striking new way that scientists had not foreseen. (InfoZine)

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June 30, 2005

Mistletoe Extract for Bladder Cancer

After surgery for superficial bladder cancer, treatment with a mistletoe extract appears to be effective at reducing tumor recurrence, German researchers report. (Reuters)

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April 18, 2005

Chinese Herb May Fight Cancer

The key chemical in a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, danggui longhui wan, may prove useful against cancer, says a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. (WebMD)

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April 15, 2005

Scientists Say Cord Blood Samples Needed

Blood saved from newborns' umbilical cords could help treat about 11,700 Americans a year with leukemia and other devastating diseases, yet most is routinely discarded, a panel of influential scientists said Thursday. (AP)

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March 4, 2005

Scorpion Venom for Tumors

"A Central Florida cancer patient credits a new scorpion venom treatment with saving his life after being diagnosed with an extremely serious brain tumor."

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January 23, 2005

Drinking Human Breast Milk to Cure Cancer

"A 59-year-old American has been drinking breast milk for the past four years in a bid to fight cancer."

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December 15, 2004

Gamma Vitamin E May Fight Cancer Cells

Researchers have found that gamma-tocopherol, which occurs naturally in such foods as walnuts and pecans, inhibits the proliferation of lab-cultured human prostate and lung cancer cells.

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