Blood test detects ovarian cancer early

February 15, 2008  
Filed under Cancer, Women's health

Reuters – Researchers have developed what they believe is the first blood test that accurately detects ovarian cancer at an early stage. Read more

New anti-cancer drug maybe from sea algae

February 11, 2008  
Filed under Cancer

cyanobacteria.jpgCM NEWS, UCSD release – A team of researchers has identified a potent new anti- drug isolated from a toxic blue-green algae found in the South Pacific. Read more

Indian herb prevents cancer progress

February 10, 2008  
Filed under Cancer

acanthus-ilicifolius.jpgCM NEWS – An Indian medicinal plant Acanthus ilicifolius shows encouraging results in preventing liver cancer cells from progressing, dubbed chemoprevention, according to a study. Read more

Herbal sex remedy linked to cancer

February 10, 2008  
Filed under Sex

Reuters, CanWest – Two men seeking to boost sexual performance and grow bigger muscles instead ended up with advanced prostate cancer after taking “herbal” supplements, US doctors said. Read more

Corn fungus may fight childhood cancer

January 27, 2008  
Filed under Cancer

corn2.jpgCM NEWS – German researchers have successfully isolated a toxin from a common corn fungus which could bring hope in treating neuroblastoma, a tumour of the nervous system in children. Read more

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

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