Prevalent Form of Childhood Leukaemia May Be Preventable

Early exposure to common microbes could stop leukemia from manifesting in children An analysis of more than 30 years of research has revealed the underlying cause of the most common form of leukemia in children. Research compiled in Nature Reviews Cancer on May 21, 2018 suggests that acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) occurs by a two-step […]

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A Plant Based Diet is Good for Fighting Cancer

The basic principles of a plant-based diet (PBD) are that it focuses on whole, minimally processed foods – whole grains, seeds, vegetables, fruits, legumes, and nuts should make up the majority of what you eat – and limits animal products. A PBD also excludes refined foods, like added sugars, white flour, and processed oils. A […]

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How do Cancer Cells Remain Dormant for Many Years?

It’s an unfortunate fact that, despite apparently successful treatment, cancer can sometimes come back many years after diagnosis. And this could be because some cancer cells enter into a hibernation-like state, called ‘dormancy’. “What it means for a cell to be dormant is essentially that it’s not dividing,” says Dr Simon Buczacki, a bowel cancer […]

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Nigerian Scientist Develops Cancer Drugs from African Plants

Mansurah Abdulazeez Discusses How Her Visionary Plant Research Could Help in Fight Against Tumours Mansurah Abdulazeez is a molecular biologist at the Center for Biotechnology Research, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria. Her research aims to identify potent anticancer agents in African plants. Last November, the government of Spain awarded her their Science by Women Fellowship. And […]

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Busting Myths Around Cancer

It seems like every week someone else is telling us that something or the other is bad for us or causes cancer, but just how much of this is really true? Are mobile phones really bad for you; do microwaves cause cancer; do Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMFs) cause cancer; does Teflon cookware cause cancer, […]

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Why is Nutrition Important?

Why is nutrition so important, and what should cancer patients should keep in mind during and after treatment? With the help of Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD/LDN, CSO, senior nutritionist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we debunk a few nutrition myths in this podcast — and provide tips on what you can do to eat healthfully. Transcript […]

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Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer

While most of the Little Fighters Cancer Trust beneficiaries are toddlers or children, we also have some teenage warriors, and this information would be beneficial for them…. The middle – an area many adolescent and young adults (AYAs) with cancer find themselves. Facing cancer at the cusp of adulthood presents many obstacles unique to this […]

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Why is Carcinogenic Roundup Still Sold in SA??

Pharmaceuticals company Bayer says its subsidiary Monsanto will continue to sell its Roundup weed killer in South Africa despite a US jury last month awarding nearly $80m (R1.1bn) to a man who claimed it had given him cancer, reports The Times. According to court documents, Edwin Hardeman used Roundup for 30 years. The report says […]

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