Success of Ketogenic Diet for Cancer Case Study for Typically Fatal Glioblastoma

Success of Ketogenic Diet in Cancer Case Study for Typically Fatal Glioblastoma

Could a ketogenic diet for cancer prove beneficial? In this n=1 case study, a British man rejected the standard of care to treat his terminal brain cancer. After adopting a ketogenic diet in 2014, his typically fatal glioblastoma tumor grew at a very slow rate. As the study notes, successfulRead …

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Inflammasomes Linked to Obesity-related Colon Cancer

Inflammasomes and colon cancer

Dysregulation of inflammasomes could be a significant factor in the development of obesity-associated colon cancer, according to new research presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (held online, 10-13 May). When this part of the innate immune system, which provides the first line of defense against pathogens, is exposedRead …

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Plant Compound Shows Early Promise for Targeting Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells

triple negative breast cancer cells, Sanguinarine

The natural plant compound sanguinarine could be a promising tool for targeting triple-negative breast cancer cells, according to a new cell study. The researchers also found that breast cancer cells derived from people with African American ancestry were more sensitive to sanguinarine than those of European origin. “Triple negative breastRead …

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Higher Levels of Vitamins A, B2, E, and Folate May Reduce Oncogenic HPV Infection in Women

Previous studies suggested that the onset of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancer development may be activated by oxidative stress, the association had not been clearly understood. A study of a significant 11,070 participants, led by Hui-Yi Lin, Ph.D., Professor of Biostatistics, and a team of researchers at LSU Health New OrleansRead …

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Green Tea Compound EGCG Aids the ‘Guardian of the Genome’ Protein and Acts as a Tumor Suppressor

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The antioxidant, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), found in green tea may increase levels of p53, a natural anti-cancer protein, known as the “guardian of the genome.” The name is derived for the protein’s ability to repair DNA damage or destroy cancerous cells. Published in Nature Communications, the study directly links theRead …

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Fecal Microbiota Transplant Promising for Those Resistant to Melanoma Cancer Immunotherapy

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Cancer patients who have run out of options for immunotherapy may have a new possibility. It’s the gut microbiome. By changing the gut microbiome in advanced melanoma patients, who had previously failed to respond to treatment, the body responded to anti-PD-1 immunothery. Though the research is in phase II trials,Read …

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Link between Gut Microbiome and Kidney Cancer Treatment Outcomes

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Physicians at City of Hope, working in collaboration with scientists at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), have found that greater gut microbial diversity in patients with metastatic kidney cancer is associated with better treatment outcomes on Food and Drug Administration-approved immunotherapy regimens. Their findings are outlined in a study publishedRead …

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Cancer and Nutrition Study Series Reveals Diet and Nutrients for Prostate Heath

In North America alone, it is estimated that 224,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2020, according the US and Canadian Cancer Societies estimates. Among other risk factors, more and more studies point to diet as a major factor in the development of prostate cancer, as it isRead …

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Three Fasting Studies Uncover Ideal Weight Loss Eating Times & Potential Benefits for Breast Cancer

Intermittent fasting

Three recent fasting studies lend clarity to the timing of fasting for weight loss and benefits of fasting diets for breast cancer patients. Let’s look first at the timing question. STUDY ONE/ A study, in Cell Metabolism, compared the timing of two daily fasting diets, also known as time-restricted feedingRead …

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Aspirin May Reduce Risk of Several Digestive Tract Cancers

Digestive Tract Cancers

Aspirin is associated with a reduction in the risk of developing several digestive tract cancers, including some that are almost invariably fatal, such as pancreatic and liver cancers. The largest and most comprehensive analysis to date of the link between aspirin and digestive tract cancers, published in the leading cancerRead …

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