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Study Finds Racial Differences in U.S. Cancer Care

Fri Mar 8, 2002

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - US minorities may receive less aggressive cancer treatment than whites--potentially amounting to more cancer recurrences and higher death rates, according to researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

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On-The-Job Paint Exposure Ups Cancer Risk

Wed Mar 13, 2002

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men and women in the painting trades or who work in paint manufacturing may have an increased risk of cancer, depending on the job they do, according to the results of a large study conducted in Sweden.

The findings are published in the March issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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Infant Screening for Cancer Found Ineffective

Wed Apr 3, 2002

By Amy Norton

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Screening infants for a type of childhood cancer does not appear to cut death rates and could actually cause harm by leading to unnecessary treatment, according to the results of two studies released Wednesday.

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Skin Pigment Density Linked to Skin Cancer Risk

Mon Apr 1, 2002

By Alison McCook

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The density of a particular skin pigment appears to predict a person's risk of developing skin cancer, new research suggests.

"It is important to have better measures of risk, so that people can avoid developing disease if they take appropriate precautions," study co-author Dr. Marianne Berwick, of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, told Reuters Health.

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New Target for Gastrointestinal Cancers Found

Wed Mar 27,

By Emma Hitt, PhD

ATLANTA (Reuters Health) - Two preliminary studies may have identified a new target for the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, such as colon and esophageal cancer.

Coincidentally, this target is the same molecule activated by a bacterial toxin that causes diarrhea, suggesting a way to prevent diarrhea, researchers say. In fact, they note, the toxin that causes diarrhea could eventually be put to use as a cancer therapy.

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Red wine could help treat Aids and cancer

By Roger Highfield in Bordeaux

RED wine could provide the inspiration for new ways to treat Aids, sleeping sickness, heart disease and cancer, and even to rejuvenate blood and skin, experts told the first symposium on blood and wine yesterday.

Scientists from a range of disciplines assembled to discuss the health benefits at the University Victor Segalen in Bordeaux, home of famous appellations such as Pomerol, St Emilion, Medoc and Graves.

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Nutritional Supplementation For Cancer, Part 1

Stephen Byrnes, PhD, RNCP

April 19, 2001

Unfortunately, there is no magic supplement regime you can embark on to either prevent or treat cancer. However, there is sufficient evidence that certain nutrients, phytochemicals, fatty acids, hormones, and enzymes can play a major role.

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