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How sensible sun exposure helps prevent pancreatic cancer

7/2/2015 - A recent study showed individuals living in sunny countries near the equator had only one-sixth the incidence of pancreatic cancer compared to those that live in cloudier climates farther away from the equator. The study, published in The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, looked at...

Consumption of tree nuts reduces women's risk of pancreatic cancer

11/14/2013 - The main article in my source list had a red flag: It was from the International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research & Education Foundation (INC NREF) located in the area of Davis, California. That seemed like a conflict of interest. But further research revealed that INC NREF had basically posted...

Mistletoe extract doubles survival time of pancreatic cancer patients in clinical trial

10/22/2013 - Patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer doubled their survival time when treated with mistletoe extract in a new European clinical trial - and with very few side effects. In comparison, the standard chemo drugs for treating pancreatic cancer carry such serious side effects that...

Bitter melon juice may hold the key to prevent and treat pancreatic cancer

7/27/2013 - Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult forms of the disease to diagnose and treat, and prognosis of the illness is extremely poor as it takes the lives of nearly 50,000 men and women in the U.S. each year. The pancreas is responsible for releasing digestive enzymes to aid the breakdown of food...

Bitter melon juice potently suppresses pancreatic cancer growth with no side effects

3/21/2013 - A new study has shown that the juice of bitter melon, a commonly eaten vegetable in Asia and Africa, markedly suppresses the growth of pancreatic tumors in mice by disrupting the cancer cells' metabolism of glucose, and literally starving them of the sugar they need to survive. Bitter melon - Numerous...

IV vitamin C doubles survival time of pancreatic cancer patients in new clinical trial

2/17/2013 - A small Phase I clinical trial in the U.S. has just shown that adding IV (intravenous) vitamin C to a common chemo drug for pancreatic cancer extended patients' average survival time to 12 months, compared to historical survival times of 5.65 months for such patients. More remarkable is that three of...

Magnesium reduces the risk of colon and pancreatic cancers in latest studies

11/21/2012 - The role of magnesium in cancer is quickly gaining interest among researchers because of recent studies showing protective effects against multiple cancers. The most recent studies have shown that every additional 100 mg of magnesium daily may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by 12 percent, and...

Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez blows whistle on corporate, government cover-up of low-cost pancreatic cancer cure

9/14/2012 - In his eye-opening book What Went Wrong: The Truth Behind the Clinical Trial of the Enzyme Treatment of Cancer, Dr. Nicholas J. Gonzalez, M.D., explains how the mainstream medical system is inherently biased against virtually all alternative approaches to disease treatment and prevention. Particularly...

Antioxidant cocktail slashes pancreatic cancer risk by up to two thirds

8/8/2012 - Pancreatic cancer is a particularly deadly form of the disease that takes the lives of nearly 40,000 people in the US each year. Mortality rates for pancreatic cancer are high (five year survival rate is less than three percent) as the disease is typically not suspected or diagnosed until it has progressed...

Sun exposure reduces pancreatic cancer risk by nearly 50 percent

6/21/2012 - The health benefits of vitamin D are almost becoming too numerous to count, with yet another new study presented at the recent American Association for Cancer Research Pancreatic Cancer Conference in Lake Tahoe, Nev., shedding light on the hormone's specific anti-cancer benefits. According to the groundbreaking...

Satisfy your bacon craving with crispy organic turkey chips and avoid the risk of pancreatic cancer

5/28/2012 - The meat-eaters among you may truly believe that bacon makes everything better; and folks from Iron Chefs to everyday-Joe's will pay up to $35 a pound for gourmet bacon cuts. However, these delectable pieces of smoked pig are highly processed with numerous toxic chemicals such as nitrites, sodium nitrate,...

Processed meat once again linked to huge increases in pancreatic cancer

2/1/2012 - Daily breakfasts with bacon or sausage are still common for many who haven't become vegetarians. Just think about the amount of breakfast burritos and McMuffins sold. Indulging in other processed meats such as lunch and dinner sausages, pepperoni pizzas, salami and corned beef sandwiches increases the...

Study shows selenium may protect against pancreatic cancer

1/3/2012 - High levels of selenium in the body appear to reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a study published in December 2011 in Gut, the journal of the British Society of Gastroenterology. Pancreatic cancer is particularly lethal. It tends to be diagnosed only in advanced stages and 80% of...

Turmeric spice could have cured pancreatic cancer that killed Steve Jobs, suggests oncologist

10/27/2011 - Though it has the highest mortality rate of all forms of cancer, pancreatic cancer is largely preventable and treatable through simple dietary and lifestyle changes, says Dr. Robert Wascher, MD, a surgical oncologist from California. In a recent interview with Newsmax Health Wascher explained how the...

Aretha Franklin dying from advanced pancreatic cancer, say reports

12/9/2010 - The "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin has reportedly been given less than a year to live by her doctors. She is reportedly suffering from "incurable advanced pancreatic cancer" according to The National Inquirer, a source that should perhaps be taken with a grain of salt. But CBS News is also running...

Diet makes all the difference with pancreatic cancer risk

11/18/2010 - What you eat plays a critical role in determining whether or not you develop cancer, indicates a new report published in the journal Nature. Pancreatic cancer takes nearly 20 years to develop in the body, but its onset, growth, and spread is largely determined by the types of food a person eats, and...

Pancreatic cancer takes 20 years to grow into detectable tumors - here's how to halt it today

10/29/2010 - New research published in the journal Nature reveals that pancreatic cancer takes 20 years to grow to the point where it is diagnosed by conventional medical doctors. This was determined by sequencing the DNA of cancer tumor cells from deceased patients. Because cancer mutations occur in growing tumors...

Soda consumption linked to pancreatic cancer

7/15/2010 - Drinking more than one sweetened soft drink per week may significantly increase your risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota and published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. "The high levels of sugar in soft...

Note the Tale of Two Pancreatic Cancer Patients: Patrick Swayze and an Eighty Year Old Survivor

5/18/2010 - When actor Patrick Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer he decided to follow the advice of his doctors to use chemo and starve out his cancer. He ended up dying of wasting disease. By contrast, an 80 year old man who decided to nourish his body and fight cancer naturally is robust and thriving...

New Study: Fat in Meat and Dairy Products Increase Pancreatic Cancer Risk

8/5/2009 - Cancer of the pancreas, the large organ located horizontally behind the bottom part of the stomach, typically spreads quickly and is usually deadly. Symptoms are often vague at first and a diagnosis is typically not made until the malignancy is advanced and treatment is futile. In fact, the National...

Two Alcoholic Drinks Daily Raise Pancreatic Cancer Risk

3/19/2009 - The body of evidence linking alcohol consumption with increased cancer risk has been added to by a study recently published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, which found that drinking two alcoholic drinks every day can increase one's risk of getting pancreatic cancer. Details and...

Resveratrol Found to Halt Growth of Pancreatic Cancer Cells

10/6/2008 - Recent research suggests that the antioxidant resveratrol, which naturally occurs in grape skins, can weaken pancreatic cancer cells and increase their vulnerability to chemotherapy. "Resveratrol seems to have a therapeutic gain by making tumor cells more sensitive to radiation and making normal...

Green Tea and IP6: Effective Pancreatic Cancer Preventative and Treatment

9/11/2008 - Substances found in green tea and high fiber foods have been found effective in the treatment and prevention of pancreatic cancer, an extremely virulent form of disease with few effective treatments. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., so any indication of an effective...

Whole Grains Cut Risk of Pancreatic Cancer by 40 Percent

6/9/2008 - Eating a diet high in whole grains and other fiber-rich foods can drastically lower a person's risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California at San Francisco and published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. "There is a possibility...

Middle-Eastern Herb Effective Against Pancreatic Cancer

6/4/2008 - Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia have discovered that an extract of nigella sativa seed oil, known as thymoquinone, can remedy one of the most virulent and difficult to treat cancers: pancreatic cancer. The extract does this by blocking pancreatic cell growth, and actually...

Oleander Induces Cell Death in Pancreatic Cancer - Part 4 of the Oleander Series

5/5/2008 - In a study published recently in peer reviewed journals, an aqueous extract of the oleander plant was found to induce and increase autophagy in pancreatic cancer cells. Autophagy is a process in which a cell destroys proteins and other substances in its cytoplasm (the fluid inside the cell membrane...

Berries and Onions Slash Pancreatic Cancer Risk By Up To 59 Percent

12/11/2007 - A high intake of the flavonols found in certain fruits and vegetables can decrease the risk of developing pancreatic cancer a quarter in non-smokers, and more than twice that in smokers, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. "This study provides evidence for...

Soda warning: High sugar intake linked to pancreatic cancer

11/9/2006 - On Wednesday, research was released from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden that showed people who drink soft drinks or add sugar to their coffee increase their risk of developing pancreatic cancer. The researchers studied the diets of nearly 80,000 men and women between 1997 and 2005. Of those,...

Vitamin D may cut pancreatic cancer risk by nearly half (press release)

11/2/2006 - Consumption of Vitamin D tablets was found to cut the risk of pancreatic cancer nearly in half, according to a study led by researchers at Northwestern and Harvard universities. The findings point to Vitamin D's potential to prevent the disease, and is one of the first known studies to use a large-scale...

Vitamin D found to slash risk of pancreatic cancer

9/12/2006 - New research published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention indicates that vitamin D could significantly reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer. Researchers from Northwestern University, led by Dr. Halcyon Skinner, found that participants who consumed 400 mg of vitamin D daily...

Red meat associated with pancreatic cancer (press release)

8/30/2006 - A diet high in red meat appears to raise the risk developing pancreatic cancer, Swedish researchers report in the International Journal of Cancer. The good news is that consumption of poultry may cut the risk. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly cancers, due, in large part, because it is...

Bacon, sausage, hot dogs and processed meats hike cancer risk by 67% due to chemical preservative, says nutritionist

4/22/2005 - A chemical added to processed meat products is responsible for a 67% increased risk in pancreatic cancer, says author and nutritionist Mike Adams. The conclusions are based in part on research conducted at the University of Hawaii that reveals a 67% increased risk of pancreatic cancer in people who...

Processed meat consumption results in 67% increase in pancreatic cancer risk, says new research

4/20/2005 - Consuming processed meats increases the risk of pancreatic cancer, says new research conducted at the University of Hawaii that followed nearly 200,000 men and women for seven years. According to lead study author Ute Nothlings, people who consumed the most processed meats (hot dogs and sausage) showed...

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