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In the quest to develop rational approaches to treating cancer, researchers need efficient access to existing knowledge. COSMIC (Catalogue Of Somatic Mutations In Cancer), which is launched on Wednesday 4 February by the Cancer Genome Project at The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, is a new tool that provides integrated genetic data from cancer genes, and …

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The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation and the National Cervical Cancer Coalition Encourage Women to Learn Facts That Could Save Their Lives Chicago, January 20, 2004– The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation (GCF) and the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) today announced the availability of an education kit designed to inform health care consumers about cervical cancer, including basic …

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ELUSIVE CANCER KILLER’S DEEP-SEA HIDEOUT DISCOVERED AFTER A NEARLY 20-YEAR HUNT October 27, 2003 — FT. PIERCE, Fla. — In 1984, HARBOR BRANCH scientists exploring deep waters off the Bahamas in one of the institution’s Johnson-Sea-Link submersibles discovered a small piece of sponge that harbored a chemical with a remarkable ability to kill cancer cells. …

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COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE COULD HINDER CANCER TREATMENT CANCER patients who use herbal remedies and health supplements during conventional treatment may risk dangerous side effects, according to a new report published today in the British Journal of Cancer. Garlic, cod liver oil and St John’s Wort are among the most commonly taken supplements that could interfere with …

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“Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is responsible for 90% of the visible signs of aging on the skin of whites,” says Dr. Michael J. Martin, former Assistant Clinical Professor in the Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at University of California, San Francisco. Blacks’ skin, however, ages much slower. Why are most dark-skinned blacks protected from harmful UV …

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Ovarian Cancer: Plant-Based Diet May Offer Protection Karen Collins, MS, RD, CDN American Institute for Cancer Research New research on ovarian cancer, one of the five most deadly cancers among women in developed countries, suggests that a balanced plant-based diet may help in its prevention. The National Cancer Institute says this strategy is important since …

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Breast Cancer? Breast Health! By Susun Weed BREAST CANCER? Things strongly implicated in the initiation, promotion, or growth of breast cancer. Hormones, especially estradiol and progesterone.     * Sources: Your ovaries, commercial meat and milk, hormone pills, progesterone creams, steroids, cortisone.     * Reduced by: Strenous physical activity, pregnancy and lactation, menopause, wise lifestyle and …

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Dealing With Cancer ACS :: Why Do People Need Help in Dealing With Cancer? Pat’s Page: Dealing with Cancer Womens Health: Dealing with Cancer Strategies for Dealing with Cancer People Living With Cancer – The Emotional Side of Cancer – Dealing . AArisings: Articles: Dealing with Cancer Dealing with Cancer Pain — HealthandAge How is …

Calcium and Vitamin D Collaborate to Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk

December 2, 2003 HANOVER, NH – The nutrients calcium and vitamin D work in tandem, not separately, to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a new Norris Cotton Cancer Center study reported in the December 3 issue of Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. John Baron, M.D. The research builds on a …

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      New Cancer Gene Identified Oncogene Plays a Critical Role in Tumor Formation NEW YORK, January 20, 2005 – Scientists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) have identified a new cellular oncogene essential for the development of cancer. Oncogenes are genes that, when mutated or dysfunctional, lead normal cells to become cancerous. The investigators …