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Some euphobias like milk weed or "cancer weed" as it is known here burn off skin cancers with their white sap.

A friend has one that if you put it on a skin cancer it travels to all others around it and kills them

he wont give me a bit or tell me what it is; he wants to patent it (A good Christian chap).

Black Cohosh Herb Halts Growth of Breast Cancer Tumors

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 by: David Gutierrez, staff writer

Key concepts: Black cohosh, Cancer and Breast cancer

Black Cohosh Herb Halts Growth of Breast Cancer Tumors

Another Americana Indian herb. Those girls really knew their herbal medicine.

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An intersting to aproach to drug development.

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Marine bioresources library to help cancer research

 

Posted Wed Mar 4, 2009 3:35pm AEDT

 

 

The West Australian Museum has launched the state's first marine bioresources library, which will help assist research into cures for cancer and other diseases.

 

The library is one of three in Australia and will store frozen samples taken from sponges and other marine species in Western Australia.

 

Extracts of these will be made available for research.

 

Doctor Jane Fromont says many of the state's marine species are found nowhere else in the world and can contribute greatly to research.

 

"These animals have been living on the sea floor for thousands of years and they too have to deal with micro organisms and defend themselves from them," she said.

 

"We know we've got antibiotic resistance occurring, and these compounds give us new leads, new ways of perhaps having drugs developed."

 

Tags: health, cancer, marine-biology, wa, perth-6000

Marine bioresources library to help cancer research - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

 

This is just quirky:)

Cancer drug wiped patient's fingerprints

 

Posted Thu May 28, 2009 8:39am AEST

 

A patient who took an anti-cancer drug lost his fingerprints, which caused him to be detained for hours when he tried to visit the United States.

 

The 62-year-old patient had been taking capecitabine, a follow-up drug for chemotherapy for cancer of the head and neck, Singaporean specialist Eng-Huat Tan and colleagues recounted in a letter to the British journal Annals of Oncology.

 

Capecitabine's side effects include inflammation of the palms and soles of the feet. The skin can peel, bleed and develop ulcers, and with time can cause fingerprints to be eradicated, Dr Tan said

Cancer drug wiped patient's fingerprints - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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South African Cancer bush has medicinal properties.

Source: Sapa, 15 November 2004

 

An indigenous plant used for centuries as a tonic and cancer treatment has been scientifically shown to have medicinal properties, researchers said on Monday. Two independent studies at South African universities have demonstrated the stress-relieving and anti-oxidant properties of Sutherlandia frutescens, otherwise known as Cancer Bush", said Phyto Nova, a company that produces medicines from the plant. It is known in Zulu and Xhosa as Unwele (hair) because it is believed to stop you "pulling out you hair" from distress. San cultures call it Insisa: "the one that dispels darkness".

 

"The plant is very variable. It grows wild all over the country," said botany professor and medicinal plant expert Ben-Erik van Wyk.

He said the particular strain used in the research had been developed by his company from plants that had been cultivated for medicine for many generations. This strain (Sutherlandia SU1) is already available at pharmacies and health stores, costing about R35 to R50 for a month's treatment.

It had been tested and shown to be safe by the Medical Research Council, Van Wyk said.

 

Medicines made from the small red-flowered legume are used by people from many different cultures, and there are several companies that produce, and even export Sutherlandia products.

 

However, until these two studies, and another study by Canadian researchers were accepted for publication earlier this year, there was no scientific evidence of the plant's curative effect.

 

For full story, please see: http://www.africanconservation.org/dcforum/DCForumID27/57.html< /A>

NWFP Digest-L

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Chinese Medicine Compound Has Satisfactory Anti-cancer Effects On Hepatocellular Carcinoma

ScienceDaily (Oct. 16, 2007) — Traditional Chinese medicine is world renowned. It has effects on some diseases, but the reason is still unknown. One such article was recently reported in the November 7 issue of the World Journal of Gastroenterology dealing with the great significance of a Chinese medicinal compound, "delisheng", for the therapy of HCC and its neoteric research method. The research team was led by Dr. Ke-Jun Nan from The First Affiliated Hospital of The School of Medicine of Xi'an Jiaotong University, China. This research will undoubtedly bring comfort to many researchers and patients.

Chinese Medicine Compound Has Satisfactory Anti-cancer Effects On Hepatocellular Carcinoma

There are a lot of good liver herbs, especially Chinese ones

 

Cancer Death Rate Decline Doubling

 

ScienceDaily (Oct. 15, 2007) — A new report from the nation's leading cancer organizations shows cancer death rates decreased on average 2.1 percent per year from 2002 through 2004, nearly twice the annual decrease of 1.1 percent per year from 1993 through 2002.

Cancer Death Rate Decline Doubling

 

Genes That Both Extend Life And Protect Against Cancer Identified

 

ScienceDaily (Oct. 15, 2007) — A person is 100 times more likely to get cancer at age 65 than at age 35. But new research reported today in the journal "Nature Genetics" identifies naturally occurring processes that allow many genes to both slow aging and protect against cancer in the much-studied C. elegans roundworm.

Genes That Both Extend Life And Protect Against Cancer Identified

 

Pectin Power: Why Fruits And Vegetables May Protect Against Cancer's Spread

ScienceDaily (Oct. 14, 2008) — Scientists have found a new possible explanation for why people who eat more fruit and vegetables may gain protection against the spread of cancers

They have shown that a fragment released from pectin, found in all fruits and vegetables, binds to and is believed to inhibit galectin 3 (Gal3), a protein that plays a role in all stages of cancer progression.

 

"Most claims for the anticancer effects of foods are based on population studies," says Professor Vic Morris from the Institute of Food Research. "For this research we tested a molecular mechanism and showed that it is viable.".

 

Ancient Chinese Salad Plant Transformed Into New Cancer-killing Compound

ScienceDaily (Oct. 15, 2008) — Researchers at the University of Washington have updated a traditional Chinese medicine to create a compound that is more than 1,200 times more specific in killing certain kinds of cancer cells than currently available drugs, heralding the possibility of a more effective chemotherapy drug with minimal side effects

Pectin Power: Why Fruits And Vegetables May Protect Against Cancer's Spread

Sald plant?!

I don't think so

 

Sweet Wormwood - Artemisia annua L.

 

Posted by: herb-garden in Medicinal Herbs

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Sweet Wormwood is a Chinese herbaceous plant known also as Sweet Sagewort and Sweet Annie. It features fern-like leaves, bright yellow flowers and a camphor-like smell. In contemporary central China, particularly Hubei Province it is eaten blended in a delicacy salad which is generally more costly to purchase than meat.

 

Artemisinin a common malarial drug is obtained from the sweet wormwood plant (Artemisia annua L). It is normally employed in those tropical nations which can afford it, as part of a combination-cocktail with other antimalarial drugs in order to prevent the development of parasite resistance.

 

The plant has also been shown to have anti-cancer properties. Scientists connected a chemical homing instrumentation, to artemisinin drug, that directs the chemical selectively to malignant neoplastic disease cells, but spares healthy cells, they report in the new issue of the journal Cancer Letters.

 

According to research workers at the University of Washington, the new chemical compound is 1,200 times more precise in killing certain forms of cancer cells than presently usable drugs and paves the way for a lot of effective chemotherapy drug with marginal side effects.

 

The artemisinin chemical compound takes advantage of cancer cell’s high iron levels.

 

Tomikazu Sasaki, at UW chemical science professor and senior writer of the university study said. “The chemical is like the equivalent of a special secret agent setting an explosive devise within the cell.”

 

Research workers essayed the artemisinin-based chemical on human leukemia cells, and detected it to selectively killing only the leukemia cells.

 

Sasaki said that the research has also shown leads displaying that the chemical compound is likewise selective and useful for human prostate and breast cancerous cells, and in essence it kills breast cancerous cells in rats safely.

 

He added that most accessible chemotherapies, to address cancer, are very cytotoxic and destructive to normal cells. On average one healthy cell is destroyed for every ten cancer cells.

 

Taxol-type Drugs Give Slight Boost To Survival Rates In Early Breast Cancer

ScienceDaily (Oct. 19, 2007) — The breast cancer drugs called taxanes, which include Taxol (paclitaxel) and Taxotere (docetaxel), increase survival rates when used as part of chemotherapy following surgery for cancers that have not spread, according to a new review of the research.

Taxol-type Drugs Give Slight Boost To Survival Rates In Early Breast Cancer

 

Cancer Fighting Drug Found in Dirt

in: Health & Fitness

 

The bark of certain yew trees can yield a medicine that fights cancer. Now scientists find the dirt that yew trees grow in can supply the drug as well, suggesting a new way to commercially harvest the medicine.

. . .

The field results suggest an acre of soil would yield about 25 to 30 grams of paclitaxel and about 200 grams of related taxanes.

Cancer Fighting Drug Found in Dirt

I wonder what the plant uses these powerful chemicals for?

 

HPV Test Beats Pap In Detecting Cervical Cancer

 

ScienceDaily (Oct. 19, 2007) — A new study led by McGill University researchers shows that the human papillomavirus (HPV) screening test is far more accurate than the traditional Pap test in detecting cervical cancer. The first round of the Canadian Cervical Cancer Screening Trial (CCCaST), led by Dr. Eduardo Franco, Director of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology at McGill's Faculty of Medicine, concluded that the HPV test's ability to accurately detect pre-cancerous lesions without generating false negatives was 94.6%, as opposed to 55.4% for the Pap test.

HPV Test Beats Pap In Detecting Cervical Cancer

Can i please put this in beer thread too!

Better Beer: College Team Creating Anticancer Brew

 

ScienceDaily (Oct. 17, 2008) — College students often spend their free time thinking about beer, but a group of Rice University students are taking it to the next level. They're using genetic engineering to create beer that contains resveratrol, a chemical in wine that's been shown to reduce cancer and heart disease in lab animals.

Better Beer: College Team Creating Anticancer Brew

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Plantago ovata

Plantago ovata consumption and colorectal mortality in Spain, 1995-2000.

 

J Epidemiol. 2009;19(4):206-11

 

Authors: López JC, Villanueva R, Martínez-Hernández D, Albaladejo R, Regidor E, Calle ME

 

BACKGROUND:

Consumption of Plantago ovata may protect against colorectal cancer. To test this hypothesis, an ecological study was performed to determine mortality rates and distribution of colorectal cancer, and the consumption and distribution of P ovata, in different provinces in Spain. The putative association between P ovata consumption and mortality from colorectal cancer was then evaluated.

METHODS:

We conducted a comparative ecological study of Spanish provinces, with colorectal cancer mortality as the dependent variable and per capita consumption of P ovata by province and year as the independent variable. Associations were analyzed by calculating Spearman's correlation coefficients and a Poisson multiple regression model.

 

RESULTS:

Consumption of P ovata tended to be inversely correlated with mortality from colorectal cancer. In the Poisson regression analysis this tendency remained and reached statistical significance for the top quintile of P ovata consumption in the adjusted analysis (P = 0.042).

CONCLUSIONS:

Our results show an inverse trend between the consumption of P ovata and colorectal cancer mortality. We recommend additional observational studies of individuals, in order to better control confounding factors.

 

PMID: 19561384 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

 

I guess this would be seeds? No dosage info?

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Catching Cancer:

ABC documentary asks is cancer contagious?

 

Can you catch breast cancer from a mouse? Could you catch cancer from having sex? Is cancer contagious?

A great ABC documentary on the role of viral (and other?) infections in casing cancer

The jury is still undecided but a range of viral causes of cancer from at least 25 to maybe -80%+ is hypothesised

The infection maybe only one of 2-4 causative factors,

Catching Cancer: ABC documentary asks is cancer contagious? (ABC TV)

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