Genome offers clues to esophageal cancer disparity which could be prevented by flavonoids derived from cranberries

A genomic duplication may help explain why esophageal adenocarcinoma is much more common in Caucasians and presents a potential target for prevention. A change in the genome of Caucasians could explain much-higher rates of the most common type of esophageal cancer in this population, a new study finds. It suggests a possible target for prevention strategies, … Continue reading Genome offers clues to esophageal cancer disparity which could be prevented by flavonoids derived from cranberries

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Sprayable gel could help the body fight off cancer after surgery

Many people who are diagnosed with cancer will undergo some type of surgery to treat their disease - almost 95 percent of people with early-diagnosed breast cancer will require surgery and it's often the first line of treatment for people with brain tumors, for example. But despite improvements in surgical techniques over the past decade, … Continue reading Sprayable gel could help the body fight off cancer after surgery

Paternal grandfather’s high access to food may indicate higher mortality risk in grandsons

A paternal grandfather's access to food during his childhood is associated with mortality risk, especially cancer mortality, in his grandson, shows a large three-generational study from Stockholm University. The reason might be epigenetic - that environmental exposures in one generation may influence health outcomes in following generations. ​ If a paternal grandfather had good access … Continue reading Paternal grandfather’s high access to food may indicate higher mortality risk in grandsons