Association of complementary medicine, cancer treatment, survival

(JAMA Network) The use of complementary medicine by patients with four common cancers (breast, prostate, lung or colorectal) was associated with refusal of conventional cancer treatment and with a greater risk of death, although the difference in survival may be alleviated by adherence to all recommended conventional cancer therapies.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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Publication date: 21 February 2019Source: Cell, Volume 176, Issue 5Author(s): Ting Fu, Sally Coulter, Eiji Yoshihara, Tae Gyu Oh, Sungsoon Fang, Fritz Cayabyab, Qiyun Zhu, Tong Zhang, Mathias Leblanc, Sihao Liu, Mingxiao He, Wanda Waizenegger, Emanuel Gasser, Bernd Schnabl, Annette R. Atkins, Ruth T. Yu, Rob Knight, Christopher Liddle, Michael Downes, Ronald M. EvansSummaryIncreased levels of intestinal bile acids (BAs) are a risk factor for colorectal cancer (CRC). Here, we show that the convergence of dietary factors (high-fat diet) and dysregulated WNT signaling (APC mutation) alters BA profiles to drive malignant trans...
Source: Cell - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Predictive values of colorectal cancer alarm symptoms in the general population: a nationwide cohort study, Published online: 22 February 2019; doi:10.1038/s41416-019-0385-xPredictive values of colorectal cancer alarm symptoms in the general population: a nationwide cohort study
Source: British Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Transforming growth factor β-induced epithelial-to-mesenchymal signature predicts metastasis-free survival in non-small cell lung cancer. Oncotarget. 2019 Jan 25;10(8):810-824 Authors: Gordian E, Welsh EA, Gimbrone N, Siegel EM, Shibata D, Creelan BC, Cress WD, Eschrich SA, Haura EB, Muñoz-Antonia T Abstract Transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) plays a key role in regulating epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). A gene expression signature (TGFβ-EMT) associated with TGFβ-induced EMT activities was developed using human Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma (NSCLC) cells treat...
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Publication date: Available online 20 February 2019Source: Journal of Biomedical InformaticsAuthor(s): Dandan Zhao, Hong Liu, Yuanjie Zheng, Yanlin He, Dianjie Lu, Chen LvAbstractMicroarray technique is a prevalent method for the classification and prediction of colorectal cancer (CRC). Nevertheless, microarray data suffers from the curse of dimensionality when selecting feature genes of the disease based on imbalance samples, thus causing low prediction accuracy. Hence, it is of vital significance to build proper models that can avoid the above problems and predict the CRC with more accurately. In this paper, we use an en...
Source: Journal of Biomedical Informatics - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
(Natural News) In a new study that was published in the Journal of Hepatology, researchers were able to surmise that nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is not only associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but also to cancers that have nothing to do with the liver, such as colorectal and breast cancers. “NAFLD is a very...
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You probably know the basics about fiber: it’s the part of plant foods that your body cannot digest, and there are two types — soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. Both types of fiber are good for us. Soluble fiber dissolves in water, forming a gel. It is the form of fiber that helps lower cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of heart disease, and regulate blood sugar levels. Soluble fiber is found in black beans, lima beans, Brussels sprouts, avocado, sweet potato, broccoli, turnips, and pears. Insoluble fiber passes through the digestive system relatively intact, adding bulk to stools. It is the form of fiber th...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Diet and Weight Loss Health Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2019Source: Carbohydrate PolymersAuthor(s): Soukaina Bouramtane, Ludovic Bretin, Aline Pinon, David Leger, Bertrand Liagre, Laurence Richard, Frédérique Brégier, Vincent Sol, Vincent ChaleixAbstractPorphyrins are widely used in anticancer photodynamic therapy (PDT). However, low physiological solubility and lack of selectivity towards cancer cells are the main limitations of their clinical use. Nanoparticles are being intensively explored as photosensitizer carriers for PDT to overcome these limitations. The aims of this work are to synthesize core-shell h...
Source: Carbohydrate Polymers - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2019Source: American Journal of Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Andres McConnon, Kinwah Fung, Aisha Lofters, Stephen W. Hwang, Fiona G. KouyoumdjianIntroductionPrimary care represents an opportunity to improve health for people who experience imprisonment, and screening for colorectal and breast cancer indicate primary care quality. The study objectives were to examine the proportion of people released from provincial correctional facilities who were overdue for colorectal or breast cancer screening on admission to the correctional facility and who were still overdue after 3 yea...
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
(Wiley) Consumption of allium vegetables -- which include garlic, leeks, and onions -- was linked with a reduced risk of in colorectal cancer in a study of men and women in China.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
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