Cancer

Amino acids in diet could be key to starving cancer

Amino acids in diet could be key to starving cancer

Cutting out certain amino acids -- the building blocks of proteins -- from the diet of mice slows tumor growth and prolongs survival, according...
Bowel cancer meds could help combat early-onset Parkinson's disease

Bowel cancer meds could help combat early-onset Parkinson’s disease

People with certain forms of early-onset Parkinson's disease could potentially benefit from taking a medication used to treat certain forms of cancer, according to...
DNA ‘typos’ may cause 66% of cancer mutations

DNA ‘typos’ may cause 66% of cancer mutations

Random, unpredictable DNA copying mistakes account for nearly two-thirds of the genetic changes that cause cancer—far more mutations than those triggered by heredity or...
Some Cancers Love Sugar More Than Other Cancers

Some cancers love sugar more than other cancers

In a new study, scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas have found that some types of cancers have more of a sweet...
Multivitamin supplements could reduce neuropathy from chemotherapy

Multivitamin supplements could reduce neuropathy from chemotherapy

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, or CIPN, is a common side effect of cancer treatment that causes shooting or burning pain, numbness, tingling and cold sensitivity...
Sugar and cancer: Does one feed the other?

Sugar and cancer: Does one feed the other?

What we are learning about sugar may soon have a direct impact on cancer prevention. Currently, there is no evidence that limiting the intake of...
Ensuring broccoli sprouts retain their cancer-fighting compounds

Ensuring broccoli sprouts retain their cancer-fighting compounds

Raw broccoli sprouts, a rich source of potential cancer-fighting compounds, have become a popular health food in recent years. But conventional heat treatment used to...
Unexpected benefit of high blood pressure for many with ovarian cancer

Unexpected benefit of high blood pressure for many with ovarian cancer

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, may come with a plus side, at least for a subset of women with ovarian cancer. The new research from...
Exercise is an important aspect of cancer recovery

Exercise is an important aspect of cancer recovery

In a second-floor, 300-square-foot chemotherapy infusion suite in Penn State Cancer Institute are some dumbbells, some stretchy bands, two treadmills, a recumbent bike, a...
Cancer-death button gets jammed by gut bacterium

Cancer-death button gets jammed by gut bacterium

Researchers at Michigan Medicine and in China showed that a type of bacterium is associated with the recurrence of colorectal cancer and poor outcomes. They...