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Blocking Sugar Intake May Reduce Cancer Risk or Progression in Diabetics

Blocking dietary sugar and its activity in tumor cells may reduce cancer risk and progression, according to researchers.

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.

Breath or Urine Analysis May Detect Diabetes and Other Diseases

A future sensor may take away a patient's breath while simultaneously determining whether the patient has breast cancer, lung cancer, diabetes or asthma.
Tim Byers, M.D., M.P.H. Colorado University Cancer Center associate director for cancer prevention and control.

Research Shows Link Between Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cancer

There are a number of risk factors shared between diabetes, ischemic heart disease, and several different types of cancer. In a major symposium at the...

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: Antioxidant Supplementation Not Associated With Decreased Risk of Prostate Cancer

Intakes of dietary or supplemental antioxidants were not associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer among men in the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial.
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Obesity Taken as Seriously as Cancer, Worse than Heart Disease

Americans now take obesity as seriously as cancer, and say it's an even bigger health threat than heart disease, the nation's leading killer. Understanding of...

Researchers Invent Zinc-Stapled Insulin to Massively Reduce Insulin-Related Cancer Risk

Studies have demonstrated that obesity and excess insulin - whether naturally produced by the body or injected in synthetic form - are associated with an increased incidence of some common cancers.

Pancreatic Cancer Stem Cells Could Be Suffocated by Diabetes Drug Metformin

New discovery could be used to develop treatments that stop the pancreatic cancer stem cells using oxygen and prevent cancer returning after conventional treatment. Cancer...

Study Links High Carbohydrate Diet To Increased Breast Cancer Risk

Researchers find the risk of developing breast cancer twice as great in Mexican women, for whom carbs represent more than half the daily diet.

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.

Diabetics with Cancer: Get Your Act Together or Sugar Levels Will Kill You Before...

Diabetics are at a higher risk of getting cancer and uncontrolled high blood sugar is more likely to kill them and impairs their immune...

New Diet-Cancer Research Shows Variety to be Key to Cancer Prevention

Researchers studying the diet-cancer link are devoting a new level of scientific attention to a dietary factor that many people take for granted - variety.

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.

FDA Approves New Treatment for Gastrointestinal and Kidney Cancer

FDA announced approval of Sutent, a new targeted anti-cancer treatment for patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors, a rare stomach cancer, and advanced kidney cancer.

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.

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