Bixin protects skin against solar UV induced damage

Researchers have discovered that a compound found in the natural food additive annatto prevents the formation of cancer cells and skin damage from UV radiation in mice. In the future the compound, bixin, may be valuable in the prevention and treatment of human skin cancers. Georg Wondrak, PhD, associate professor, and Donna Zhang, PhD, professor, … Read more

Prevent HPV-related cancer, get HPV vaccination

NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine are among the nation’s top cancer centers calling for increased human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for the prevention of cancer. The statement comes in response to the public health threat posed by low national vaccination rates for HPV. The centers are urging physicians, parents and young adults … Read more

Breast cancer screening – biennial mammography starting at age 50 is optimal

New and comprehensive analyses from six independent research teams examining breast cancer screening intervals have produced a unanimous finding — that mammography screening every two years for average risk women ages 50 to 74 offers a favorable balance of benefits to harm. The findings, presented to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force as part of … Read more

False positive mammogram means increased breast cancer risk

Women with a history of a false-positive mammogram result may be at increased risk of developing breast cancer for up to 10 years after the false-positive result. This is revealed by Louise M. Henderson, PhD, assistant professor of radiology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in the Journal – Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers … Read more

Antioxidants may promote cancer spread

Researchers have made a discovery that suggests cancer cells benefit more from antioxidants than normal cells, raising concerns about the use of dietary antioxidants by patients with cancer. Research was conducted by a team of scientists at the Children’s Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI). The studies were conducted in specialized mice that had been … Read more

2 cups of coffee protects against breast cancer recurrence

More detailed findings confirm that coffee protects against breast cancer recurrence – Two cups of coffee inhibits the growth of tumours and reduces the risk of recurrence in women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with the drug tamoxifen revealed by researchers from Lund University.

Provenge – Sipuleucel-T may have added benefit in prostate cancer

Sipuleucel-T in prostate cancer: Indication of added benefit – Sipuleucel-T (trade name Provenge) has been approved since September 2014 for men with metastatic prostate cancer who have few or no symptoms and do not yet require chemotherapy. In the dossier assessment conducted by the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) in January 2015, no added benefit could be derived for sipuleucel-T.

Biomarker predicts effectiveness of brain cancer temozolomide treatment

Biomarker predicts effectiveness of brain cancer treatment – Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a new biomarker that predicts whether glioblastoma – the most common form of primary brain cancer – will respond to chemotherapy.

New blood test predicts breast cancer risk

New test predicts the risk of non-hereditary breast cancer — A simple blood test is currently in development that could help predict the likelihood of a woman developing breast cancer – A simple blood test is currently in development that could help predict the likelihood of a woman developing breast cancer, even in the absence of a high-risk BRCA1 gene mutation. This new research is published in the Genome Medicine.

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