Fish oil boosts breast cancer drug therapy

Last Updated: Thursday, April 07, 2011, 13:53

Omega-3 fatty acids—abundant in fish—could be a safe and beneficial booster for tamoxifen therapy. Combination of fish oil & tamoxifen reduced expression of genes linked to tumor growth and spreading.

Breast cancer patients` persistent fatigue may speed up aging

Last Updated: Thursday, April 07, 2011, 18:18

The persistent fatigue that plagues one out of every three breast cancer survivors may be caused by one part of the autonomic nervous system running in overdrive, while the other part fails to slow it down.

Eating strawberries may help prevent esophageal cancer

Last Updated: Thursday, April 07, 2011, 16:36

Daily consumption of strawberries suppress various biomarkers involved in esophageal carcinogenesis, including cell proliferation, inflammation and gene transcription. Strawberries may be an alternative, or may work together with other chemopreventive drugs, for the prevention of esophageal cancer.

Beer drinking ups gastric cancer risk

Last Updated: Monday, April 25, 2011, 18:23

Heavy beer drinkers who have a specific genetic variant are at higher risk of developing gastric cancer.

Coffee is good

Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2011, 11:50


Researchers have found that two to four cups of coffee daily can lower the risk of colon cancer by 25 per cent.

Control diabetes to cut cancer risk

Last Updated: Friday, April 29, 2011, 12:13

Diabetes is associated with lower risk of prostate cancer in men but with higher risk of other cancers in both men and women, according to a new study.

Yoga helps cancer survivors sleep better

Last Updated: Friday, April 22, 2011, 14:49

Cancer survivors might want to try yoga to get a better night`s sleep and to boost their energy levels.

Molecule able to fight brain cancer found

Last Updated: Friday, April 22, 2011, 14:53

Scientists have found a molecule that is able to induce death of brain cancer cells.

Fibre helps keep the digestive system in order

Last Updated: Monday, May 02, 2011, 18:02

Eat plenty of fibre-rich food such as brown bread, pulses and cereals. Fibre helps keep the digestive system in order. It also reduces the risk of bowel cancer. We need to consume around 5g more than the average 13-18g of fibre a day - that`s one extra slice of whole meal bread.

Parsley could help in breast cancer treatment

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 12:31

Parsley carries a potent compound that can halt breast cancer cells from reproducing, according to researchers.

Drinking coffee `slashes breast cancer risk`

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 12:14

Drinking upto five cups of coffee daily can protect you from developing oestrogen-receptor negative breast cancer, which is one of the most aggressive forms of the disease, says a new study.

Carrots, potatoes can fight breast cancer

Last Updated: Monday, May 09, 2011, 12:40

Scientists have found that a nutrient found in carrots and sweet potatoes may prove key to fighting breast cancer at early stages.