Posts Tagged ‘colon cancer’

Can Curcumin and Silymarin Inhibit Colon Cancer Cell Spread and Growth.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

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A new study published in the Journal of Cancer concluded that a preliminary study finds curcumin, an active ingredient in spicy curry dishes, and silymarin, a compound of milk thistle, inhibited the spread of colon cancer cells and increased cancer cell death. Researchers studied a  line of colon cancer cells in a laboratory model and found that treating the cells initially with curcumin, and then with silymarin was more effective in killing/inhibiting spread  of cancer cells than treating cancer cells with either photochemical alone. They said “The combination of photochemicals inhibited colon cancer cells from multiplying and spreading. In addition, when the colon cancer cells were pre-exposed to curcumin and then treated with silymarin, the cells underwent a high amount of cell death.”  They continued “Phytochemicals may offer alternate therapeutic approaches to cancer treatments and avoid toxicity problems and side effects that chemotherapy can cause.”

However, researchers reiter4ated that the results are preliminary lab results and more research is needed. Researchers need tos tudy how the curcumin and silymarin impact the actions of molecules, such as genetic transcription and expression, that cause cells to change. Thereafter, the chemicals would be studied in animal models and then in humans. They say also that concentrations of curcumin and silymarin that are too high might harm people so there is more to olearn. For now, they recommend sprinkling a little spice to food.

Can Aspirin Increase Survival After Colon Cancer?

Friday, June 17th, 2016

 

Malignant MelanomaA new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in June, 2016  concluded that Aspirin (ASA) can be used to reduce the mortality among colon cancer survivors by 15 to 25 percent. The study looked at figures from the Norwegian Cancer Registry and Norwegian Prescription Database and included over 23,000 people from all over the country.

Researchers said it was known that ASA prevents carcinogenesis in the intestine, but it was unknown whether the drug should be used as a cancer preventative in healthy populkations because it also causes brain hemorrhages and gastric ulcers in a small minority of the population. So the researchers elected to study if the drug would prevent a relapse in patients treated for colon cancer. Researchers said “Because the patients’ immune system can mobilize anti-tumor immunity onlu after exposure to cancer cells, and because this anti-tumor immunity is inhibited by prostaglandsin, our hypothesis was that the effect of ASA was prehaps enen greater after someone had suffered from cancer. In other words, that cancer can be prevented from re-occuring in the patient.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Francisco Contreras (Integrative Cancer) and Vincent Crewe (Cancer Survivor) Current Guests.

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Francisco Contreras, MD 2013_clearFrancisco Contreras, MD serves as director, president and chairman of the Oasis of Hope Hospital. A distinguished oncologist and surgeon, Dr. Contreras is renowned for integrating conventional and alternative cancer treatments, with emotional healing and spiritual care, to provide patients with the best possible treatment outcomes.

After graduating from medical school at the Autonomous University of Mexico in Toluca, Dr. Contreras specialized in surgical oncology at the University of Vienna in Austria, where he graduated with honors. Dr. Contreras has authored and co-authored several books concerning integrative therapy including 50 Critical Cancer Answers, The Hope of Living Cancer Free, The Coming Cancer Cure, Beating Cancer and Dismantling Cancer.
Twitter.com/DrContreras Mpre information is available at: www.OasisofHope.com

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My second guest, Vincent Crewe lives in Wakefield, West Yorkshire which is in the North of England. He left school at 15 and has done many jobs in his working life including shop assistant, long distance driver and driving instructor. He started several businesses some have been successful and some not He is very competitive and received his Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do when he was 28 after a few years of hard training. He has been a Mortgage broker for the past 22 years and recently started another business with LED Lighting. He has a keen interest in the Paranormal, Ufology and spiritual matter. He has been married twice and has 3 Children, 2 daughters and a son. He is a stage 4 colon cancer survivor who used natural alternative interventions.

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Can Plums Reduce the Risk of Colon Cancer?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

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New research presented at the 2015 Experimental Biology Conference in Boston concluded that a diet containing dried plums can positively affect microbiota, also referred to as gut bacteria, throughout the colon , and helps reduce the risk of colon cancer. Specifically they said “Through our research, we were able to show that dried plums promote retention of beneficial bacterial throughout the colon, and by doing so they may reduce the risk of colon cancer.”

The researchers examined the protective properties of dried prunes using a rat model of colon cancer. The phenolic compounds in dried prunes are known to have multiple effects on health, including their ability to serve as anti-oxidants that can neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals that can damage DNA.  Researchers tested the ability of dried prums consumption would promote retention of beneficial microbiota throughout the gut, and if so, this might help reduce the risk of colon cancer. Rats were fed a control diet or a diet containing dried plums. and both diets were matched for total calories amd macronutrient consumption so that the effect due toi diet would be attributed to compounds uniquely found in the dried plums.  Researchers examined the intestinal content and tissues from different segments of the colon and found that dried plums increased Bacteroidetes and reduced Firmicutes-two major phyla of bacteria in the gut–in the distal colon without affecting the proportions found in the prosimal colon.  In addition, rats consuming the control diet had a lower proportion of Bacteroidetes and increased Firmicutes in the distal colon. They also found that rats eating the dried plums had significantly reduced numbers of aberrant crypts, aberrant crypt foci and high-multiplicity aberrant crypt foci compared to the control rats. According to the researchers “These aberrant crytpt foci are one of the earliest observable precancerous lesion and are often considered to be a strong indicator for cancer development.” They concluded that dried plums seem to promote retention of beneficial microbiota and microbiota metabolism throughout the colon,  which was associated with a reduced incidence of precancerous lesions.

Can a Blood Test Detect All Types of Cancer?

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

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New research published online in FASEB Journal, The U.S.Journal of American Societies for Experimental Biology, concluded that a revolutionary blood test that could detect any type off cancer was developed by British scientists. The test6 has been shown to diagnose cancer and pre-cancerous conditions from blood of patients with melanoma, colon cancer and lung cancer with a high degree of accuracy. Researchers assessed white blood cells and measured the damage caused to their DNA when subjected to different intensities of ultraviolet light that is known to damage DNA. They found a clear distinction between the damage to the white blood cells from patients with cancer, with precancerous conditions, and from healthy patients. They also found that  people with cancer have DNA that is more easily damaged by untraviolet light than other people.

Results were based upon blood samples of 206 people of which 94 were healthy and 114 were patients  in specialist clinics prior to diagnosis and treatment. Ultra violet damage was observed in the form of pieces of DNA being pulled in an electric field toward the positive end of the field, causing a comet like tail. The longer the tail the more the DNA damage and this correlated with patients who were ultimately diagnosed with cancer(58) and precancerous conditions (58) and those who were healthy (94). Further clinical research is evaluating the tests accuracy.

Is Grape Seed Useful in Bowel Cancer?

Friday, February 21st, 2014

logo1267406_mdA new study published in PLOS ONE concluded that  grape seed extracts can increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy and reduce it’s side effects in bowel cancer. The authors said “This is the first study showing that grape seed can enhance the potency of one of the major chemotherapy drugs in its action against colon cancer cells.,” They further said “Our research also showed that in laboratory studies grape seed taken orally significantly reduced inflammation and tissue damage caused by chemotherapy in the small intestine, and had no harmful effects on non-cancerous cells. Unlike chemotherapy, grape seed appears to selectively act on cancer cells and leave healthy cells almost affected.”

Researchers showed that grape seed extract had no side effects on healthy intestine at concentrations of up to 1000mg/kg and significantly decreased intestinal damage compared to the chemotherapy control,. They also showed that it decreased chemotherapy-induced inflammation by up to 55%, and increased growth-inhibiting effects of chemotherapy on colon cancer cells in culture by 26%,  Further research is planned.

 

Interviews with Dr Judy Seeger (naturopathic physician) and Jan Jargon (cancer survivor) now available.

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Judy-photo-update-425x640-199x300jan jargonDr Judy Seeger (left) and Jan Jargon were goests on the Holistic Health show yesterday.

Dr Seeger, a naturopathic physician and pioneer professional in alternative medicine, focuses on cancer and has an easy to follow health plan for this group of patients. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at:     http://www.cancercleansecamp.com

Jan Jargon is an emergency medical technologist who is working on a doctorate in medical anthropology and counsels cancer patients. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: http://www.justjanuarysjargon.com

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Do Soybeans have Anti-Cancer Properties?

Friday, March 29th, 2013

logo1267406_mdA new study published in Food Research International by Elsevier concluded that protein found in soybeans could prohibit the growth of colon, liver and lung cancers. Soybean meal is a bi-product following extraction of oil from soybean seeds that is rich in protein making up around 40of the nutritional value of the seed depending upon the line. It can contain  high oleic acid- a monounsaturated omega 9 fatty acid.

The study looked at the role of soybeans in preventing cancer. Using a variety of soybeans that were high in oleic acid and protein. researchers monitored the bio activity between peptides derived from the meals of soybeans and various human cancer cell types.

The study showed that peptides derived from soybean meal significantly inhibited cell growth by 73% for colon cancer, 70% for liver cancer, and 69% for lung cancer. This showed that the selected high oleic acid soybean lines have a potential nutraceutical affect in helping to reduce the growth of these types of cancer cells.

 

 

 

Is Excess Sugar Linked to Cancer”

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

logo1267406_mdWhat has long been known by alternative physicians and others who use non-traditional approaches to cancer treatment has not been researched and shown to be true -there is a link between sugar and cancer. In recent research published in Molecular Cell researchers concluded that sustained high levels of sugar, as is found in diabetes, damage our cells and now is shown that it can increase our changes of having cancer.  It was known that in obesity and diabetes the body fails to control, blood sugar levels but less was known about this connection with cancer. But now it is known that the diabetes population has up to double chances to suffer pancreatic or colon cancer risk. This research a key mechanism that links obesity and diabetes with cancer and that is high sugar levels which increase activities of a gene widely implicated in cancer progression.

The researchers were studying how cells in the intestines respondf to sugars and signal the pancreas to release insulin, the key hormone that controls blood sugar levels. Sugars in the intestines trigger cells to release a protein called GIP that enhances insulin release by the pancreas. In this study they showed that the ability of the intestinal cells to secrete GIP is controlled by a protein calledβ-catenin, and its activity is strictly dependent upon sugar levels. The researcher said “We were surprised to realize that changes in our metabolism caused by dietary sugar impact our cancer risk. We are now investigating what other dietary components may influence our cancer risk. Changing diet is one of the easiest strategies that can potentially save a lot of suffering and money.”

Interview with Cancer Survivors Christine Clifford (breast, humorist) and Chris Wark (colon) Now Available.

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

yesterday, Dr Carl O Helvie, host, interviewed Christine Clifford (left) and Chris Wark. Christine is a 19 year breast cancer survivor who is President and CEO of the Cancer Club, author of multiple books, and has raised over $1,000,000 for breast cancer research. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: http://www.cancerclub.com

Chris Wark is a real estate investor and musician who overcome colon cancer and has a website http://www.chrisbeatcancer.com

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