Cancer

11
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Aug 06, 2008
New study shows that vitamin C injections have the potential to treat cancer, by reducing the size of a tumor.

The researchers who conducted the new study on mice discovered an unexpected effect of vitamin C, promising its use as a drug for cancer treatment.

10
votes
Jan 14, 2008
German scientists discovered that hops that is used in beer production had essential cancer-fighting agents. The results of the study showed that xanthohumol, found in hops contains agents that inhibit enzymes which trigger cancer. Besides, xanthohumol helps in fighting carcinogens.

5
votes
Jul 08, 2008
Almost 8,000 of US people who received a vaccine against cervical cancer reported about serious side effects, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Gardasil is a vaccine that helps protect against 4 types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that cause cervical cancer and genital warts. It was given around 2.2 million doses of the vaccine in 2006 and 11.3 million on 2007 in the US.

4
votes
Apr 01, 2008
Natural antioxidant found in red wine has the potential to fight with pancreatic cancer cells, study says.

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center suggest that antioxidant resveratrol in grape skins and red wine can reach to the mitochondria, a core of cell's energy source and damage its function. Also if the treatment includes the combination of using resveratrol and irradiation, it resulted in apoptosis, the cancer cell death.

2
votes
Sep 15, 2011
While in the past IUDs were often blamed for various health problems, the new research shows that it might actually give women some protection against cervical cancer.

The study conducted by researchers at the Catalan Institute of Oncology, Spain, on 20,000 women, revealed that women using IUD were not more likely to have HPV (human papillomavirus) that is linked to cervical cancer and that their risk of developing cervical cancer was cut by half.

2
votes
Apr 21, 2010
Breast milk could become a revolutionary cure for most of the cancers as scientists discovered that substance from breast milk fights with 40 different types of cancer.

2
votes
Apr 13, 2010
Turning on the light at night can interfere with the body clock and leads to changes in the cells that eventually increase the risk of developing cancer, a new study says.

2
votes
Feb 11, 2010
Diet is important in preventing most types of cancer, specialists say. Professor Attilio Giacosa and Professor Jaak Janssens, two cancer scientists say that the proper nutrition increases the defensive power of the body.

Professor Attilio Giacosa at the Department of Gastroenterology at Policlinico di Monza in Italy claims that several studies show that the consumption of fruits and vegetables protects against many types of cancer

2
votes
Jul 22, 2008
Scientists uncover a breakthrough drug for the treatment of the severe prostate cancer that claims to be more effective than chemotherapy.

The promising drug called abiraterone has a potential to treat 80 percent of the patents, suffering from severe forms of prostate cancer, for whom chemotherapy proved to bó ineffective.

2
votes
Aug 31, 2007

Researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute found that a drug, which is used in treating patients infected with AIDS virus, has shown positive results in fighting cancer.
U.S. scientists examined the way drugs, called protease inhibitors, which are used in combination with some other drugs to combat HIV, acted against several types of cancer; this includes non-small cell lung cancer.

2
votes
Aug 28, 2007

Scientists discovered that, regardless of the anatomic site, smoking is the main cause of developing head and neck cancers in both men and women. A study, published in "Cancer", proved that there is a strong connection between current and past smoking of cigarettes and head and neck cancers in men and women.