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New method for analyzing biomarkers may produce diagnostic tests more quick
Date: 2009-06-29 20:35:47
Researchers working with the National Cancer Institute have demonstrated a new method for detecting biomarkers in bodily fluids that may make it possible to determine which biomarkers are useful predictors of disease much more efficiently, according to an article appearing in Nature Biotechnology.... Full Story

Huge Vitamin D study planned
Date: 2009-06-24 18:59:32
A large, government-sponsored study to determine if vitamin D supplementation can lower a healthy person's risk of getting cancer, heart disease or having a stroke, will begin enrollment in January.... Full Story

Doctors recommend obese cancer patients get more aggressive vitamin D suppl
Date: 2009-06-18 20:56:16
The BMI of a patient should be taken into account when determining their vitamin D status, according to researchers at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). In a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting earlier this month, the researchers found that obese cancer patients had significantly lower levels of vitamin D compared to non-obese patients.... Full Story

Preventive care a major component of health reform
Date: 2009-06-17 20:47:52
In the ongoing debate over heathcare reform in the U.S., many options for structuring insurance coverage, payment plans and control over medical decision making are being considered. One element is virtually a constant in all the proposals - however, a call for a greater focus on preventive medicine to avoid disease or catch and treat it at an earlier time.... Full Story

Study: Vitamin D screening and supplementation useful for all cancer patien
Date: 2009-06-16 19:31:36
A new study by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) indicates that vitamin D screening followed by aggressive vitamin D repletion for those who are deficient should be considered for all cancer patients, regardless of whether or not they are malnourished.... Full Story

Doctors: Best bet against cancer is early detection
Date: 2009-06-09 22:47:28
National Cancer Survivors Day was Sunday, and amidst the support for the approximately 12 million Americans who currently live with cancer, doctors took the opportunity to remind people that early cancer detection is one of the best ways to increase your odds of survival.... Full Story

Male infertility linked to testicular cancer
Date: 2009-06-08 22:38:13
Researchers have found that infertile men are 2.8 times more likely to develop testicular cancer than those men who were fertile. The report appears in the Archives of Internal Medicine.... Full Story

Inflammation of the intestine linked to chromosome damage
Date: 2009-06-01 22:16:47
UCLA scientists have linked intestinal inflammation and systemic chromosome damage in mice, possible shedding light on how inflammation is tied to many different diseases, especially cancer.... Full Story

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