Anti-Cancer Properties of Tea

The health benefits of tea have been known since several thousand years. Ancient Chinese texts mention the use of tea to treat conditions like tumors, bladder disease and overall body weakness. In recent years, several studies have been conducted to scientifically prove the health benefits offered by tea....
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Study: One in Six Cancers due to Preventable Infections

Cancer and Infection A new study finds that largely preventable viral, bacterial and parasitic infections cause about two million new cancer cases and 1.5 million deaths each year. The study involved statistical analysis of cancer incidence and found that 16 percent of all cancers diagnoses in 2008 were...
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Turmeric may make chemo more effective

Curcumin and Cancer Scientists working at UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center have discovered that curcumin, the major component in the spice turmeric, when combined with the drug Cisplatin enhances the chemotherapy’s suppression of head and neck cancer cell growth. In the study, the team combined curcumin with Cisplatin, which...
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Testicular Cancer: Causes

Testicular Cancer: Causes Testicular cancer, or cancer of the testes, occurs in the testicles (testes), inside the scrotum. Testicular cancer is an abnormal growth of cells in the testicles. In many cases testicular cancer develops for no apparent reason. Testicular cancer strikes one out of every 25000 men....
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Genes responsible for aggressive brain cancer discovered

Scientists have discovered 2 genes which when simultaneously activated are responsible for the most aggressive forms of human brain cancer. The report was published in the Dec. 23 online edition of Nature. The two genes designated as “C/EPB” and “Stat3″ can lead to diagnosis of the incurable tumors...
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Row over ad on cervical vaccine

India’s Central Drugs Standards Control Organisation has issued a notice to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) India for issuing an advertisement on cervical cancer vaccine. GSK markets a vaccine that protects women from sexually transmitted human papilloma virus (HPV), which is known to cause cervical cancer. According to the regulatory body,...
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Early Symptoms of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a disease characterized by uncontrolled proliferation of cells in the tissues of the lungs. If lung cancer is not treated on time, the cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body and ultimately lead to death. This process is known as metastasis. Lung...
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New breast cancer drug discovered

American researchers have found that a new type of treatment for metastatic breast cancer has shown encouraging activity as a first-line therapy. Edith Perez of the Mayo Clinic in Florida has presented the results of the drug trastuzumab-DM1 to the 35th Congress of the European Society for Medical...
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Daily drinking increases risk of cancer

It is commonly assumed that a glass of wine a day is actually beneficial for health. However, a new study indicates that males who drink alcohol on a daily basis have higher chances of developing several types of cancers. In a study involving 3,600 Canadian males, it was...
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