Articles tagged with: breast cancer

Anti-malaria Drug Quinine Heads the List of Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

Anti-malaria Drug Quinine Heads the List of Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

Researchers at George Mason University are testing the ‘repurposing’ of a quinine derivative to determine if it will be successful in causing the death of breast cancer cells. The word ‘repurposing’ came into vogue about thirty years ago, mostly about how we take old stuff intended for one use and give it a new use, like a coffee can becoming a cookie tin.

New Study Finds Correlation Between Low Vitamin D Levels and Breast Cancer

New Study Finds Correlation Between Low Vitamin D Levels and Breast Cancer

Like many vitamins, vitamin D is versatile. It has long been associated with bone development, but severe deficiency can result in diseases, such as rickets. Recent studies found some correlation between vitamin D levels and cardiovascular health, the development of multiple sclerosis, tuberculosis infection and now pre-menopausal breast cancer. Researchers at the San Diego School of Medicine of the University of California have found that low levels of serum (blood) vitamin D are associated with a crucial period of tumor formation for breast cancer.

New Study Links Multi-Vitamins with Reduced Breast Cancer Deaths

New Study Links Multi-Vitamins with Reduced Breast Cancer Deaths

You can buy enough multivitamin and mineral pills to last a year for about twenty dollars. If taking those multivitamins could possibly reduce your risk of breast cancer, or if you have cancer, reduce the fatality rate by 30% – what’s not to like? The answer isn’t as positive as you might think...

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