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Showing posts from July 27, 2008

Mushrooms on Your Pizza, Salad May Fight Cancer

Behold the formidable fungus. Not quite plant and not quite animal, it grows in out-of-the-way spots, avoiding attention. But if new studies at City of Hope bear fruit, the white button mushroom may enter the spotlight.

Przemyslaw W. Twardowski (left), Melanie Palomares and Shiuan Chen are investigating whether or not eating mushrooms can reduce cancer risk. (Photo by Paula Myers)
City of Hope researchers are speeding findings about mushrooms’ cancer-fighting properties from the lab to clinical trials. After showing that mushroom extract slows breast cancer growth in mice, the team will soon begin human studies involving breast and prostate cancers. clipped from They hope to offer men and women a way to reduce cancer risk — or even stunt cancer growth — through an addition to their diet. The potential is so enticing that the California Breast Cancer Research Program, the American Institute for Cancer Research and the National Institutes of Health supported the lab stu…

MCL Survivor Story: A Federal Judge in Michigan

U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman was facing bleak odds a year ago when he was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma, a rare and deadly form of cancer. But after months of aggressive chemotherapy and a bone-marrow transplant, the 64-year-old chief judge of U.S. District Court in Detroit is back at work, optimistic about the future and determined to beat an old nemesis. Photo: Susan Tusa | Detroit Free Press
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