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

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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

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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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Newly Developed Skin Patch Painlessly Delivers Cancer Medications for Melanoma

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Nearly 100,000 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed every year, and 20 Americans die every day from it, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Finding a fast way to diagnose and treat it is difficult. Now, researchers have developed a fast-acting skin patch that efficiently delivers medication to attackRead …

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Regular Fish Consumption Associated with Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer

A 2019 study published in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology reported the results of a study on the association of fish and long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) and colorectal cancer (CRC). CRC, also known as bowel cancer, includes both the colon and rectum. Research was led byRead …

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Glenn Sabin: Joe Biden’s So-Far Missed Opportunity to Impact Cancer

[Disclosure: My explorations of politics on this blog are limited to how political courage and well-expended political capital can have a sustainable impact on reducing our current cancer burden. ~ Glenn Sabin]  Given former vice president Joe Biden is currently atop the polls of democratic hopefuls in the hunt forRead …

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Case Study, Lit. Review: Antiparasitic and Antifungal Medications for Targeting Cancer Cells

In this literature review, Antiparasitic and Antifungal Medications for Targeting Cancer Cells Literature Review and Case Studies by Frederick T. Guilford, MD; Simon Yu, MD, the physicians look at parasitic infections as it relates to cancer. Content provided by our partners at Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. “The current

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