June 5, 2014

Science Learns How

1 Green Tea May Prevent Cancer

It’s long been thought that green tea can prevent cancer. Now, science shows how green tea may reduce cancer risk and opens a new area of cancer-fighting research as well. A new study from LA BioMed reports that EGCG, an active ingredient in green tea, changed the metabolism of pancreatic cancer cells by suppressing an enzyme associated with the cancer. "By explaining how green tea's active component could prevent cancer, this study will open the door to a whole new area of cancer research and help us understand how other foods can prevent cancer or slow the growth of cancerous cells,” says study author Wai-Nang Lee, M.D. Lee added that using this knowledge of how cancer cell metabolism can be disrupted, science can try to alter the course of cancer or even prevent it.

More at Eurekalert.com | Posted 3 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Red Wine, Green Tea Stop Prostate Cancer Growth

Tags: Cancer, Cancer Cells, EGCG, Green Tea, Pancreatic Cancer, Green Tea and Cancer, Wai-Nang Lee, LA BioMed

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Especially for Melanoma

2 Teen Sunburns Up Skin Cancer Risk

Having five or more blistering sunburns as a teen increases the risk of developing skin cancer as an adult finds a study based on an analysis of 109,000 Caucasian women. This includes basal and squamous cell carcinoma but is especially high for melanoma, the most lethal form of skin cancer. Throughout the 20-year-long study, participants provided details about their medical and behavioral histories including their use of tanning beds and any sunburns. The study found that adult women who had high levels of UV radiation exposure had double the risk for basal and squamous cell carcinoma but not for melanoma leading researchers to suggest that melanoma risk begins early in life. They say that parents should be vigilant about protecting their children from burns and chronic sun exposure.

More at Www.well.blogs.nytimes.com | Posted 3 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Drug Prolongs Survival with Advanced Melanoma

Tags: Basal Cell Carcinoma, Melanoma, Skin Cancer, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Sunburn, Sunburn Risk, UV Radiation

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