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How a red wine compound may prevent cancer

How a red wine compound may prevent cancer

Previous studies have suggested that resveratrol — the chemical compound found in grapes and red wine — may have anticancer properties. But now, a new study shows how the compound can stop a mutated protein, which is present in more than half of all breast cancer cases, from aggregating. Resveratrol, which can be found in […]

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Is it possible to kill cancer by ‘overfeeding’ it?

Is it possible to kill cancer by ‘overfeeding’ it?

Oxidative stress is a phenomenon that occurs at a cellular level, and which can drive previously healthy cells to deteriorate and eventually die. Cancer often uses oxidative stress to its own benefit, but could this phenomenon be turned against it? Researchers are now investigating whether they can ‘force feed’ cancer to death. Reactive oxygen species […]

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New ‘potential target’ for cancer therapy found

New ‘potential target’ for cancer therapy found

A discovery about how cancer cells prepare the way for tumor growth and spread may lead to new treatments that stop it. Blocking the protein Munc13-4 could stop the spread of cancer. Cancer cells are known to release tiny fluid-filled bags, or vesicles, called exosomes. These are packed with powerful proteins and other molecules that […]

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Does a higher BMI protect against breast cancer?

Does a higher BMI protect against breast cancer?

A new study explores the surprising interaction between body mass index and breast cancer. The researchers hope that the results will lead to a better understanding of the mechanisms and risk factors involved. According to a recent study, having a higher BMI could protect against breast cancer. In the United States, breast cancer is the […]

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Could blocking these proteins stop breast cancer?

Could blocking these proteins stop breast cancer?

Scientists have found that blocking certain proteins that respond to the hormone progesterone may prevent breast cancer in those who carry high-risk genes. Can we prevent breast cancer in women at high risk? The proteins are called epigenetic proteins and they cause “mammary gland stem cell” numbers to expand when exposed to progesterone. The researchers […]

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Vitamin D may decrease breast cancer risk, study reports

Vitamin D may decrease breast cancer risk, study reports

Vitamin D is hailed as a wonder nutrient, capable of lowering a person’s risk of different forms of cancer. Recent research now confirms that people with high enough levels of this vitamin in their blood have a significantly lower risk of breast cancer. A new study suggests that, the more vitamin D you have in […]

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What to know about menopause and sore breasts

What to know about menopause and sore breasts

Before and during menopause, it is common for people to experience pain or tenderness in their breasts. Although breasts can often become sore due to menstruation, menopausal breast pain may result from different causes. This article will discuss the causes of sore breasts during menopause and explain some home remedies that may provide relief. What […]

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What does breast cancer look like on a mammogram?

What does breast cancer look like on a mammogram?

Mammograms are X-ray images of the breast that can reveal early signs of breast cancer. There are two techniques for creating a mammogram. Film-screen mammography creates a photographic film, while digital mammography creates digital images. Both methods use the same procedure for taking the image. The person having the mammogram will place their breast between […]

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Eating sensibly may slash death risk for cancer survivors

Eating sensibly may slash death risk for cancer survivors

Adhering to a diverse diet and consuming “foods in moderation” may be enough to slash cancer survivors’ death risk by 65 percent, suggests a new study. To extend life for cancer survivors, eating ‘everything in moderation’ might be the best approach, suggests a new study. A growing body of evidence is suggesting that diets influence […]

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Breast cancer: New immunotherapy leads to complete regression

Breast cancer: New immunotherapy leads to complete regression

An experimental form of immunotherapy completely obliterated breast cancer in a patient who had previously been failed by all other treatments. An experimental form of immunotherapy has led to complete breast cancer regression in one patient. Immunotherapy is a form of cancer therapy that boosts the body’s immune system in the fight against tumors. Adoptive […]