Cancer

Surgical weight loss more effective at reducing obesity-related cancer and death compared to non-surgical weight loss, new study claims

It’s no secret that obesity poses a risk to health and well-being. Although diet and activity can help facilitate weight loss, some individuals turn to surgery, also known as bariatric surgery. A new study published in JAMA highlights the potential benefits of opting for bariatric surgery versus natural weight loss.1 Obesity is associated with higher cancer […]

Cancer

Are there warning signs of pancreatic cancer?

A new study investigates whether there are symptoms or warning signs associated with the development of pancreatic cancer.  Pancreatic cancer has one of the highest fatality rates out of all cancers, accounting for an estimated 331,000 deaths globally each year.1  In 2018, the highest age-standardized rates of pancreatic cancer were observed in Europe and North America, […]

Cancer Diet

Is there a prostate cancer prevention diet?

Recent research builds evidence to support a prostate cancer prevention diet. Next to skin cancer, prostate cancer is the number one killer of men every year. While the five-year survival rate for prostate cancer that is only in the prostate or nearby organs is nearly 100%, when it spreads to other parts of the body […]

Cancer

Can diet affect cancer treatment outcomes?

We are what we eat; or as research now shows, we are also what our gut microbes eat. Scientists have shown that a single addition to the diet of the roundworm makes it more susceptible to a drug that is commonly used to treat cancers in humans. The drug 5-fluoro 2’deoxyuridine (FUdR) has been used […]

Cancer

Pembrolizumab improves treatment of patients with triple-negative breast cancer

A randomized phase 3 clinical trial has shown that pembrolizumab combined with chemotherapy improves the pathological complete response (defined as no evidence of cancer) of patients with early-stage triple-negative breast cancer. Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a high-risk cancer type comprising approximately 15% of all breast cancers. However, TNBC is more aggressive and has higher […]