Ginger inhibits overian cancer cell growth

January 2, 2008  
Filed under Cancer, Dietary

CM NEWS – Ginger inhibits growth and modulates secretion of angiogenic factors in ovarian cancer cells, according to a recent study published in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Read more

Herb triggers cancer cell death

December 28, 2007  
Filed under Cancer

CM NEWS – A substance of popular Chinese herb huang qin (Scutellaria radix, 黃芩) triggers the death process in tumour cells, while it has virtually no effect on healthy cells, according to a new discovery of this selective function of huang qin by scientists of the German Research Centre (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ). Read more

Immune system ‘trainable’, door opens for cancer vaccine: study

December 26, 2007  
Filed under Cancer

Mayo Clinic release – An international team of researchers led by Mayo Clinic have designed a technique that uses the body’s own cells and a virus to destroy cancer cells that spread from primary tumours to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system. In addition, their study shows that this technology could be the basis for a new cancer vaccine to prevent cancer recurrence. Read more

Lingzhi can fight prostate cancer

December 15, 2007  
Filed under Cancer, Men's health

lingzhi, reishiCM NEWS, AFP – Israeli scientists claim that a wild mushroom, used in traditional Chinese medicine for a century, could treat prostate cancer, the University of Haifa said. Read more

Thai plant can prevent breast cancer, better than soy

November 17, 2007  
Filed under Cancer, Women's health

pueraria.jpgCM NEWS – A phytoestrogen-rich Thai plant is an effective preventative agent against , a new study concludes. Pueraria mirifica (ye ge, ye ge gen, 野葛根 in Chinese medicine) has the potential to “eventually be recommended as a complement to soy having the same purpose but being more effective.” Read more

Low fat diet may cut ovarian cancer by 40%: study

October 12, 2007  
Filed under Cancer, Dietary

NIH – Sticking to a low-fat diet for at least 4 years can reduce an older woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer by about 40%, according to a new study. The results are the most promising to date from a large clinical trial that’s examining how low-fat diets can affect the health of postmenopausal women.Ovarian cancer is a particularly deadly form of cancer. It affects about 1 in 60 American women in their lifetimes and kills about 15,000 each year. Ovarian cancer usually has few or no symptoms in its early stages, when it’s easiest to treat. By the time symptoms appear, only about one-third of patients survive beyond 5 years. Read more

American ginseng may reduce cancer-related fatigue

August 3, 2007  
Filed under Cancer

CM NEWS – American , a traditional medicinal herb long used as a tonic and a booster to the immune system, has been proven to improve fatigue in cancer patients, a pilot study finds. Read more

« Previous PageNext Page »