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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.


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.


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.