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August 7, 2005

Fiber and Colon Cancer

Fiber is already recommended as part of a healthy diet, but new studies now show that along with its other benefits, dietary fiber helps prevent colon cancer. (

August 3, 2005

Broccoli May Prevent or Slow Bladder Cancer

Working in the laboratory, U.S. researchers found that certain compounds in broccoli appear to interfere with bladder cancer cells -- especially aggressive cells that tend to spread quickly around the body. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Bladder Cancer

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)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Green Tea and Cancer

July 6, 2005

Aspirin May Cut Cancer in Men, Not Women

Men who took aspirin over five years slightly lowered their risk for prostate cancer, but women who took low doses over 10 years didn’t reduce their risk of cancer, two separate studies indicate. (AP)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Cancer Therapies

June 13, 2005

Colon Cancer in Women and Vitamin B6

Women with high levels of vitamin B6 in their diet seem to have a decreased risk of developing colorectal cancer -- especially those who consume alcohol -- according to a report from Sweden. (Reuters)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Colon Cancer

May 9, 2005

Whiskey and Cancer

Drinking whisky can help protect you against cancer, a conference of international scientists have heard. Researchers have long hailed the anti-cancer properties of red wine due to its antioxidant content, and delegates at the EuroMedLab 2005 conference in Glasgow have now been told that whisky contains significantly higher levels of a powerful antioxidant that kills cancer cells. (Daily News Central)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Diet and Cancer

April 23, 2005

Day Care May Prevent Childhood Leukemia

A new study provides further support that social activity with other children during the first few months of life protects against later risk of leukemia, say C. Gilham and colleagues. (CBS News)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Leukemia

April 22, 2005

Metformin and Cancer

A drug commonly used to treat Type 2 diabetes may prevent cancer, researchers have said. (BBC)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Cancer Drugs

April 20, 2005

Calcium May Prevent Colon Polyps

Taking calcium supplements protects against the development of colon polyps, which can become cancerous, and this benefit appears to persist for up to 5 years after people stop taking the supplements, according to a new study. (Reuters)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Colon Cancer

April 18, 2005

Celebrex and Lipitor May Prevent Colon Cancer

When taken together, low doses of Celebrex and Lipitor may be effective in preventing colon cancer. Study rats "had a 95 percent reduction in invasive and non-invasive cancers, compared to the control group." (Forbes)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Colon Cancer

April 2, 2005

Fruit and Vegetables Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk

New research from Canada suggests that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables may help prevent pancreatic cancer, a particularly deadly type of tumor. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Pancreatic Cancer

April 1, 2005

Half of All Cancer Deaths Preventable

More than 60 percent of all cancer deaths could be prevented if Americans stopped smoking, exercised more, ate more healthful food and got recommended cancer screenings, the American Cancer Society reported today. (

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Cancer Prevention

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