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Drugs Commonly Used for Erectile Dysfunction Allowed More Chemotherapy to Reach Brain Tumors

Researchers found that medications commonly prescribed for erectile dysfunction opened a mechanism called the blood-brain tumor barrier and increased delivery of cancer-fighting drugs to malignant brain tumors.

Potential Association of Type 2 Diabetes Genes with Prostate Cancer

Scientists have identified six new genes which play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes, and among the group is the second gene known to also play a role in prostate cancer.

Obesity And Lack Of Exercise Could Enhance the Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

Obesity and aversion to exercise have become hallmarks of modern society, and a new study suggests that a blood protein linked to these lifestyle factors may be an indicator for an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer.

Obesity Found to be a Risk Factor for Multiple Myeloma

An obese person is more likely than a lean person to develop multiple myeloma, according to researchers. Their findings indicate that Body Mass Index provides an indicator for one's risk of developing multiple myeloma.

Loss of Stem Cells Correlates with Premature Aging in Animal Study

Researchers found that deleting a gene important in embryo development leads to premature aging and loss of stem cell reservoirs in adult mice. This gene, ATR, is essential for the body's response to damaged DNA.

Study: Low-Protein, Low-Calorie Dieters Have Reduced Levels of Hormone Linked to Cancer

Preliminary findings suggest that eating less protein may help protect against certain cancers that are not directly associated with obesity.

Study: Japanese Adults with Diabetes Have Increased Cancer Risk

Japanese adults with diabetes may have a higher risk of cancer overall and in several specific organs, including the liver, pancreas and kidney, according to results of a large study.

Study: Obesity Independently Impacts Prostate Cancer Screening

When interpreting prostate cancer screening test results, physicians should consider the impact of a patient's body mass index, regardless of race.

Researchers: Turmeric’s (Curcumin) Fights Skin, Breast and Other Tumor Cells.

Looking for a cancer cure? Try the spice rack. In the last few years, that tactic has proved productive for researchers investigating turmeric, a curry spice used for centuries in Indian traditional medicine.

Japanese Adults With Diabetes Have Increased Cancer Risk

Japanese adults with diabetes may have a higher risk of cancer overall and in several specific organs, including the liver, pancreas and kidney, according to results of a large study.

New Company Will Seek Drugs Against Diabetes and Cancer

A new company will use a novel technology to rapidly screen thousands of drugs for their effectiveness against two of the biggest health threats in the United States, diabetes and cancer.

Diabetes, Heart Disease Can Herald Early GI Cancers

Heart disease and diabetes are among the most common conditions plaguing Americans today, and they are related to a host of other diseases. Research now also demonstrates that these conditions can be warning signs for some types of digestive cancers.

Study: Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Not Associated With Increased Breast Cancer Risk

Women who took statins do not face an increased breast cancer risk as had been suggested by some previous studies.

Study: Diabetes and Cancer; Protein Frequently Mutated in Cancer Has a Surprising Alter-Ego

A study published by Nature has defined the function of p110 alpha, the flag-ship molecule of the eight member PI3K family, which is one of the most frequently activated pathways in cancer.

Study: New Research Finds Direct Link Between High Cholesterol and Prostate Cancer

Researchers from Italy have found what they believe to be the first direct link between high cholesterol levels and prostate cancer.

Study: Saw Palmetto No Better Than Placebo For Enlarged Prostate

Saw palmetto, an herbal extract commonly taken to improve urinary symptoms in men with enlargement of the prostate gland, is no more effective than a placebo.

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