Nobel Committee Recognizes The Discoverery Of A Natural Drug For Malaria – And Maybe, For Breast Cancer

Nature is a reservoir of therapies for many diseases, and the reality of this statement was trumpeted across news headlines this week. Dr Tu Youyou of the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discovery of the anti-malarial drug artemisinin. She shared the prize with two […]

Posted: 10/08/2015 | read the full post

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Glycemia Index, Glycemia Load and Ovarian Cancer

For the past few weeks, we’ve been writing about current research on ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, research has yet to uncover much that we can do in our daily lives to significantly minimize our risk of ovarian cancer. For example, a study that tracked 82,000 women for 24 years graded their diets to see which of […]

Posted: 09/25/2015 | read the full post


Ovarian Cancer and Exercise

Research has linked both body weight and exercise to survival in various cancers. For example, a review of 16 observational studies of populations of breast cancer patients showed that women who engaged in any kind of physical activity before their cancer diagnosis had approximately a 20% lower risk of dying from breast cancer or other […]

Posted: 09/17/2015 | read the full post


Ask Dr. Block: Do you recommend patients obtain chemo-sensitivity testing of tissue samples?

One of the most critical decisions that cancer doctors help patients make is determining which chemotherapy and molecular regimen is likely to work best.  Often, there are many options with no clear-cut reason to choose one over another. While existing research data may help a doctor select one regimen over another, each patient’s tumor characteristics […]

Posted: 07/17/2015 | read the full post


Flaxseed and Breast Cancer

There’s been a lot of talk about the potential health benefits of flaxseed, and whether it can help prevent or fight breast cancer. But does the talk actually have any scientific basis? According to a review article published last year in Integrative Cancer Therapies, it does! As reported in the review, a study of newly-diagnosed […]

Posted: 07/01/2015 | read the full post

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