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NSAID drug protects against intestinal tumors in mice, despite poor diet and gene losses

...drug they tested, sulindac, was a highly effective chemoprevention agent, the researchers say, because it worked to induce expression of the p21 gene, which they found put a firm stop on tumor formation even though the mice were missing two key tumor suppressor genes (p27 and APC) and were fed a diet high in fat and...

Most common lung cancers may begin in newly discovered cells

...e of targeting BASCs for early tumor detection and chemoprevention in the earliest stage of disease in people. Discovery of the lung stem cells could lead to new therapies for other lung diseases, such as emphysema and cystic fibrosis. "We tend to emphasize cancer, because we are in a lab that studies cancer," Bend...

Change in gene may be underlying molecular defect in some colorectal cancers

...t related areas of research, such as approaches to chemoprevention and "whether the reversal of DNA methylation in precancerous cells may prevent the development of new primary cancers in the same organ," they write. ...

Anti-cancer Compound In Beer Gaining Interest

...s one of the more significant compounds for cancer chemoprevention that we have studied," said Fred Stevens, a resear...h higher levels. Ideally, researchers say, cancer chemoprevention is targeted at the early stages of cancer development and prevented by long-term exposure to non-tox...

Inflammation and drugs to control this activity studied in a variety of tumors sites

...rris said that these results have implications for chemoprevention of breast cancer and other cancers. This particular study is a sub-study of four types of cancer, including prostate, lung and colon cancer. The researchers will release data at the meeting showing results consistent with the breast cancer findings. ...

Chemicals in brown algae may protect against skin cancer

...ofessor emeritus of internal medicine and a cancer chemoprevention researcher. "These findings suggest that, even when eaten, these compounds get to skin cells and neutralize the cancer-causing oxygen radicals that are produced by UV exposure." Laboratory research has shown that BAPs are strong antioxidants ...

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