New Cancer Treatment Shows Promise in Lymphoma.
Researchers reported in Nature Medicine that they have engineered a nonpathogenic strain of Escherichia coli that can treat lymphoma tumors from the inside. The Trojan horse bacteria, which target a protein called CD47 that protects cancer cells from being destroyed by immune cells, grow … Read More
A massive study that followed close to 49,000 postmenopausal women (ages 50 to 79) for about 20 years found that limiting fat to 20% to 25% of calories and boosting fruits, vegetables, and grains cut breast cancer deaths significantly.
Study Details. Researchers reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual … Read More
Oolong Tea Fights Breast Cancer
A study published in Anticancer Research, Jan. 22, 2019, found that oolong tea inhibited the growth of breast cancer cells and reduced the risk of contracting the disease. Researchers tested oolong, green, black, and other dark teas against six strains of breast cancer, including ER-positive, PR-positive, … Read More
A 67-year-old woman goes to her primary care physician concerned about abdominal pressure, bloating, and pain. The new symptoms were sudden, severe, and have been ongoing for several days. A blood test followed by an ultrasound revealed a mass in the patient’s abdomen, the result of late- stage malignant ovarian … Read More
Cancer Patients Face Higher Risk of Shingles; New Vaccines May Help
People newly diagnosed with cancer, particularly blood cancers, and those treated with chemotherapy have a greater risk of developing shingles, according to an Australian study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Shingles, or herpes zoster, is caused by the varicella … Read More