Navigation Links
Selenium shows no benefit in prevention of lung cancer
Date:6/5/2010

CHICAGO - Selenium, a supplement taken daily by millions in hopes of protection against cancer and a host of other diseases, has proven to be of no benefit in reducing a patient's risk of developing lung cancer - either a recurrence or second primary malignancy, according to results of an international Phase III clinical trial.

Results from the decade-long study, initiated by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, were presented today at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2010 Annual Meeting by Daniel D. Karp, M.D., professor in the Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

"Several epidemiological and animal studies have long-suggested a link between deficiency of selenium and cancer development," said Karp, the study's principal investigator. "Interest and research escalated in the late 1990's after a skin cancer and selenium study, published in 1996, found no benefit against the skin cancer, but did suggest an approximate 30 percent reduction of prostate and lung cancers. Our lung cancer research and another major study for the prevention of prostate cancer evolved from that finding."

These large, follow-up clinical studies investigating the naturally occurring mineral, however, have since proven disappointing. In 2009, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) halted SELECT, an international study of more than 35,000 men investigating if either selenium or Vitamin E, alone or in combination, could reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Both supplements failed to show benefit.

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 219,440 people were diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009 and 159,390 died from the disease, making it the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. When caught as early as Stage I, and the tumor is surgically resectable, however, and can even be cured in about 80 percent of the cases. In this population, a chemopreve
'/>"/>

Contact: Laura Sussman
lsussman@mdanderson.org
832-264-8893
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Selenium, Omega-3s May Stave Off Colorectal Cancer
2. Selenium Could Shield Against Diabetes
3. Selenium Helped Cells Reboot After Exposure to Cancer-Causing Chemicals
4. Dont Count on Selenium to Prevent Lung Cancer Recurrence
5. New Research Shows Genes of Pregnant Women and Their Fetuses Can Increase the Risk of Preterm Labor
6. Experimental stem cell treatment arrests acute lung injury in mice, study shows
7. Violence is part of the job say nurses as study shows only 1 in 6 incidents are reported
8. A Study by Celibre Medical Corporation Shows Botox Injections to be the Most Desirable Cosmetic Procedure in Southern California
9. Diabetes patients rank health concerns differently than their doctors, U-M survey shows
10. Fear of Frailty: Research Shows Lack of Activity Threatens Seniors' Independence
11. New study shows effectiveness of MEND program in prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Selenium shows no benefit in prevention of lung cancer
(Date:7/23/2014)... 2014 FCCI Insurance Group has been ... American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and ... Fit-Friendly Worksite in 2013, 2011, and 2010, and as ... employee health and wellness an important priority. We’re committed ... at the top of their game, and we are ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... 2014 Being overweight is no longer ... suggests that eating a diet high in processed and ... the risk for a host of diseases and weight ... in the bloodstream. , The body makes cholesterol, ... can cause thick, hard plaque to build up, clogging ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... 2014 Researchers in Turkey say a ... yellow pigment in the spice turmeric, and an immunosuppressor ... lab. To read the full story on Surviving ... University in Ankara, Turkey pretreated mesothelioma cells ... them to two platinum-based chemotherapy drugs with promising results. ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Daily Face & ... cheaper and safer alternative to Botox called Stem Cell ... is an anti-aging product used to help people smooth, tone, ... Serum can be used as a safe alternative to Botox, ... have any toxins or health risks as opposed to Botox. ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... Woodland Hills’ top cosmetic dentists ... bad breath that the condition is more than just a ... Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad of the Anacapa Dental Art ... some people may be overlooking an obvious sign of a ... an infection or chronic disease in the body,” Dr. Reshad ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FCCI Insurance Group Recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite 2Health News:FCCI Insurance Group Recognized as an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite 3Health News:Diet Doc’s Medical Weight Loss Programs Introduce Specialized Cholesterol Diet Plans that Deliver Fast Weight Loss and Reduce the Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke 2Health News:Diet Doc’s Medical Weight Loss Programs Introduce Specialized Cholesterol Diet Plans that Deliver Fast Weight Loss and Reduce the Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke 3Health News:New Research Finds Pretreatment of Mesothelioma Cells with These Two Compounds Boosts Chemotherapy Response, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:New Research Finds Pretreatment of Mesothelioma Cells with These Two Compounds Boosts Chemotherapy Response, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 3Health News:Local Denver Skin Care Company Releases Safer Alternative to Botox 2Health News:Woodland Hills’ Top Cosmetic Dentists Offer 6 Tips on Causes of Bad Breath That Should Concern You 2Health News:Woodland Hills’ Top Cosmetic Dentists Offer 6 Tips on Causes of Bad Breath That Should Concern You 3Health News:Woodland Hills’ Top Cosmetic Dentists Offer 6 Tips on Causes of Bad Breath That Should Concern You 4Health News:Woodland Hills’ Top Cosmetic Dentists Offer 6 Tips on Causes of Bad Breath That Should Concern You 5
... are now saying that the gene known as “mighty mouse” ... on this gene arose when a German neurologist , stumbled ... muscles. Further tests revealed the child had a mutation in ... the myostatin protein, which is known to regulate muscle growth. ...
... called nonischemic cardiomyopathy may improve their chances of ... cardioverter-defibrillator implanted in their chests.// ,Researchers, ... receive either standard treatment, with drugs like ACE ... implanted defibrillator. A defibrillator is a device that ...
... erase the signs of aging. However at present researchers are ... to treat a chronic condition known as gastroparesis. ,Gastroparesis ... a meal. It may be for solid food or for ... causes a person to feel full after just a small ...
... with spinal or chest wall deformities face many serious health ... kids a new lease on life. Prior to the experimental ... spine, and the child would eventually end up with a ... say specialists. ,The titanium rib is an expandable prosthesis ...
... anti-viral drug that helps reduce the risk of reactivating ... treated with chemotherapy for breast cancer.An estimated 12 percent ... virus and these patients are at risk of developing ... resulting in varying degrees of liver damage that may ...
... have the potential to yield treatments for several human ... University researchers announced they have created 17 new human ... of Harvard researchers , which is offering the cells, ... 1 diabetes. Their team has been investigating the insulin-producing ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:7/23/2014)... , July 23, 2014  Nearly 8,000 attendees will ... Cardinal Health,s annual Retail Business Conference (RBC), taking place ... Center. This year,s event encourages pharmacists to "Lead Change" ... communities and for their future. ... to network with their peers and learn new ways ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... Calif. , July 23, 2014  Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and year ended ... markets close. Cardica,s management will host a conference call at ... provide an update on the company,s business. Conference ... 7, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time via phone, please ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... a leader in R&D for new therapeutic solutions for the ... Growth Factor) has been designated as an orphan drug by ... The candidate drug, developed by the research of Dompe, has ... neurotrophic keratitis, a degenerative corneal disease that affects less than ... a cure. This is the second orphan drug designation by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cardinal Health Encourages Independent Pharmacists to Lead Change at 24th Annual Retail Business Conference 2Cardinal Health Encourages Independent Pharmacists to Lead Change at 24th Annual Retail Business Conference 3Cardinal Health Encourages Independent Pharmacists to Lead Change at 24th Annual Retail Business Conference 4Cardinal Health Encourages Independent Pharmacists to Lead Change at 24th Annual Retail Business Conference 5Cardinal Health Encourages Independent Pharmacists to Lead Change at 24th Annual Retail Business Conference 6Cardica to Announce Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results on Thursday, August 7, 2014 2Dompe announces the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to its rhNGF-based treatment for neurotrophic keratitis 2Dompe announces the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to its rhNGF-based treatment for neurotrophic keratitis 3Dompe announces the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to its rhNGF-based treatment for neurotrophic keratitis 4
... , NEW YORK, ... research report is available in its catalogue: , ... , http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164335/Cardiac-Pacemakers---A-World-Market-Analysis.html , Pacemaker devices constitute ... market. The worldwide cardiac pacemakers market is characterized by ...
... ... a new market research report is available in its ... Global Market Perspective , http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164320/Electrodes-for-Medical-Devices---A-Global-Market-Perspective.html , ... muscle and nerve cells that are created by chemical ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 2Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 3Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 4Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 5Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 6Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 7Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 8Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 9Reportlinker Adds Cardiac Pacemakers - A World Market Analysis 10Reportlinker Adds Electrodes for Medical Devices - A Global Market Perspective 2Reportlinker Adds Electrodes for Medical Devices - A Global Market Perspective 3Reportlinker Adds Electrodes for Medical Devices - A Global Market Perspective 4Reportlinker Adds Electrodes for Medical Devices - A Global Market Perspective 5Reportlinker Adds Electrodes for Medical Devices - A Global Market Perspective 6Reportlinker Adds Electrodes for Medical Devices - A Global Market Perspective 7
Floor stand stabilizer system...
The robust, easy to maneuver floor-mounted stepper/stabilizer, offers strength and stability that has made this unit one of the most widely accepted floor fixation devices in the industry....
... of a welded titanium capsule containing either ... beads. The capsule body also contains ... x-ray markers to identify the source location ... non-sterile when shipped and must be sterilized ...
A Powerful New Quantitative Immunoassay for Monitoring Bladder Cancer Patients. Useful in Monitoring Patients for,Disease Progression and Recurrence....
Medicine Products: