Cancer

Blood Cancers Helped By Probiotics

New research suggests that probiotic microorganisms, such as those more commonly used in yoghurt, could help bone marrow transplant for patients with blood cancers.

Some patients with lymphoma, myeloma and leukemia are treated with an "allogeneic" bone marrow transplant where the donor is a blood relative or is unrelated but has the same tissue type.

One problem that can arise is "graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)". Here donated cells can generate an immune attack against cancer cells in the patient, but can also attack normal healthy cells & tissues.

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Veggies Help Block Cancer Cells

Researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James) have discovered how a substance that is produced when eating broccoli and Brussels sprouts can block the proliferation of cancer cells.

Compelling evidence indicates that the substance, indole-3-carbinol (I3C), may have anticancer effects and other health benefits, the researchers say. These findings show how I3C affects cancer cells and normal cells.

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Immune Drug used for Crohns linked to Cancer

US Food and Drug Administration has updated its warning for a group of drugs called TNF blockers, which it says may cause lymphoma and other cancers in children and adolescents. The drugs include Infliximab and Etanercept, which are used for the treatment of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), Crohn’s disease and other inflammatory diseases.

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Natural Ways to Reduce Cancers - Anti-oxidants & Supplements

Suzy Cohen, from Dear Pharmacist, was asked about how to reduce the risk of getting cancer when it runs in the family.

She says that an estimated 1.5 million people were diagnosed with "cancer" in 2008. With cancer, you have to be mindful of the "free radicals" in your body. You want as few as possible. Free radicals are molecules that damage innocent cells. They are normally neutralized in a healthy body.

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Green Tea Fights Cancer & More.

For 4,000 years, the Chinese people have been using green tea as treatment for everything from headaches to depression.

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