Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Vitamins with minerals may lower risk of breast cancer death

NEW YORK, NY -- Oct. 10, 2013 -- Another analysis of the Women’s Health Initiative shows that multivitamins that include minerals were linked to a 30 percent lower chance of dying of breast cancer in women who were already taking them at the time of their breast cancer diagnosis.

The Women’s Health Initiative began in 1993 and enrolled more than 161,000 women ages 50 to 79 in a mix of clinical trials and observational studies.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Aspirin may prevent colon cancer from spreading

AMSTERDAM -- The mighty aspirin has long been shown to increase survival in people with colorectal cancer, but how it provides that protection has baffled scientists, who want to understand how these things works so they might develop new and possibly better drugs.

In a Dutch study presented at the European Cancer Congress this week, researchers examined data from 999 colon cancer patients whose medical records showed they had been regular users of aspirin and had survived colon cancer. Specifically they were looking at differences in three proteins among tissue samples taken from the patients. The proteins were HLA-1, COX-2 and PIK3CA.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Six things to look for in a CT lung cancer screening provider

If you are a smoker, or quit within the last 15 years, you are about to start receiving information about CT screening for lung cancer. The reason, the US Preventive Services Task Force recently concluded that low-dose CT screening can reduce lung cancer deaths by 20 percent. That's right, we finally have a screening test for early stage lung cancer that can actually make significant difference.