Doctors and nurses reluctant to recommend e-cigarettes to cancer patients despite public health guidelines
Twenty-nine per cent of health professionals would not recommend e-cigarettes to cancer patients who already smoke, according to research presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference.
New data confirms antioxidants accelerate spread of malignant melanoma
Now there is additional evidence of the connection between the intake of antioxidant supplements and increased tumor growth. Experiments on animals and human cancer tissue confirm that addition of some antioxidants increases the growth of the severe malignant melanoma type of skin cancer.
Women who are ‘larks’ have a lower risk of developing breast cancer
Women who are “larks”, functioning better at the beginning of the day than the end of the day, have a lower of risk breast cancer, according to new research presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference.
Antibiotic effective in breast cancer clinical trial
Scientists fighting cancer have carried out the first successful trial of the effects of the antibiotic Doxycycline on cancer reoccurrence in patients after surgery.
Weight Loss Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk for Postmenopausal Women
In a study of postmenopausal women, participants who lost weight had a lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer than those who maintained or gained weight. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings suggest that weight loss…
Treatment for severe heartburn prevents cancer
Medical or surgical treatment of severe heartburn prevents cancer of the oesophagus, a study from Karolinska Institutet with almost one million Nordic patients reveals. The results are published in the scientific journal JAMA Oncology.
Timing of Dinner May Affect Breast and Prostate Cancer Risk
A new International Journal of Cancer study reveals that eating an early supper and having a long interval between the last meal and sleep are associated with lower breast and prostate cancer risks.
Cannabinoids May Have a Vast Array of Anti-Cancer Effects
Previous research has shown that cannabinoids can help lessen side effects of anti-cancer therapies. Now a new British Journal of Pharmacology review has examined their potential for the direct treatment of cancer.
Breath Tests May Allow for Earlier Detection of Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer carries a very poor prognosis as most patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage. Now a new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) study indicates that breath analyses may help detect pancreatic cancer earlier, when curative treatments may be possible.
Extended Tamoxifen Therapy May Increase Risk of Endometrial Cancer
There is clear evidence that extended adjuvant tamoxifen therapy for 10 years reduces local recurrence and improves breast cancer-free survival in women with oestrogen receptor–positive breast cancer.