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Researchers Identify New Targets For Immunotherapy In Colon Cancer

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 3 April 2022
Researchers Identify New Targets For Immunotherapy In Colon Cancer
Colon cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. Particularly in advanced stages of disease, the treatment still largely relies on traditional chemotherapy. The new generation of cancer treatments, so-called immunotherapies, has only been effective in a small subgroup of colon cancers. TU Dresden scientists led by Prof. Sebastian Zeissig have now identified proteins that are promising targets for new immunotherapies against colon cancer. Their results also underline the central role of...
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Use Of Artificial Sweetners Linked To Increased Cancer Risk

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 26 March 2022
Use Of Artificial Sweetners Linked To Increased Cancer Risk
Artificial sweeteners reduce added sugar content and corresponding calories while maintaining sweetness. A study publishing March 24 in PLOS Medicine by Charlotte Debras and Mathilde Touvier at the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm) and Sorbonne Paris Nord University, France and colleagues suggests that some artificial sweeteners are associated with increased cancer risk. Many food products and beverages containing artificial sweeteners are consumed ...
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Walking 10,000 Steps a Day: Desirable Goal or Urban Myth?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 26 March 2022
Walking 10,000 Steps a Day: Desirable Goal or Urban Myth?
Some myths never die. The idea of taking 10,000 steps a day is one of them. What started as a catchy marketing slogan has become a mantra for anyone promoting physical activity. But the 10,000-step target is arbitrary and ignores a fundamental truth of lifestyle medicine: When it comes to physical activity, anything is better than nothing. It all began in 1965 when the Japanese company Yamasa Tokei began selling a new step-counter which they called manpo-kei (ten-thousand steps meter). They ...
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Plant Compound Shows Early Promise For Targeting Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 22 March 2022
Plant Compound Shows Early Promise For Targeting Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells
The natural plant compound sanguinarine could be a promising tool for targeting triple-negative breast cancer cells, according to a new cell study. The researchers also found that breast cancer cells derived from people with African American ancestry were more sensitive to sanguinarine than those of European origin. “Triple negative breast cancer is especially aggressive in African American women, who are also more likely to develop this type of breast cancer than women of European des...
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How Much IsToo Much If You Drinking In Your 20s?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 18 March 2022
How Much IsToo Much If You Drinking In Your 20s?
Heavy drinking during early adulthood may raise the risk for alcohol-related cancers, even after drinking stops or decreases in middle age, according to a new study from Australia. Although alcohol is a known risk factor for cancer, people generally do not expect their heavy drinking in early adulthood to affect their cancer risk many years later, lead author Harindra Jayasekara, MBBS, MD, PhD, with Cancer Council Victoria and University of Melbourne, told Medscape Medical News. Bu...
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