The Cancer Moon Shot – Vice President Biden Speaks to the AACR

I recently returned home from the American Association of Cancer Researchers (AACR) annual meeting held in New Orleans, La. The meeting was, as usual fantastic, but this years conclusion was by far the best I have experienced. The meeting’s closing session was reserved for remarks about the cancer "moonshot" initiative from Vice President Joe Biden. [...]

From 2012 AACR Meeting – Resveratrol Effects Prostate Cancer Cells

Resveratrol (3,4’-trihydroxystilbene) is a natural product that can be found in significant concentrations food products like red wine, peanuts, walnuts etc. There have been some evidence that indicates that resveratrol has anti-tumorigenic activity, including in prostate cancer tumors. The precise mechanism associated with resveratrol-induced SIRT1 activation and cancer cell growth inhibition remains unclear, but we [...]

From the 2012 AACR Meeting – Pomegranate components modulate distinct pathways in prostate cancer cells

Pomegranate juice has long been in the folklore of prostate cancer survivors. Many of us use it with the goal of controlling our PSA. Most of the research evaluating the ability of pomegranate juice to control PSA has been funded by the juice manufacturers and must be looked at with skepticism. Dr. Radha Munagala and [...]

From the 2012 AACR Meeting – Systemic Inflammation and Survival in Men with Prostate Cancer: Evidence from the Glasgow Inflammation Outcome Study.

I met with Dr. Kashif Shafique of the University of Glasgow who was the senior author of a research poster presented at the meeting. He and his colleagues look at the relationship between systemic inflammation and prostate cancer survival. Since there is some evidence that pre-treatment of systemic inflammation in men may be associated with [...]

A Video Interview About My Experience at the AACR Meeting in Chicago

Patient Power, a Partner Organization of Malecare, just released a Skype interview they made with me about some aspects of the recent AACR meeting in Chicago. I talk about the exciting results from the Phase II trial of Prostvac, a small phase II study of Pomegranate juice for men with prostate cancer as well as [...]

More from the 2012 AACR Meeting – The Impact of Curcumin plus Docetaxil in Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer

Curcumin is thought to have anti-cancer activity as well as to provide a synergistic effect with chemotherapy agents. Because of this Dr. Eloise Planchat of the Centre Jean Perrin, Division de Recherche Clinique, EA4231, Université d’Auvergne shared results from a prospective phase II study that assessed the impact of the combination of docetaxel (chemotherapy) plus [...]

From The AACR 2012 Meeting – Does Lycopene Effect Prostate Cancer?

From The AACR 2012 Meeting - Does Lycopene Effect Prostate Cancer? Yesterday’s post was about the themes I saw in cancer research. Starting today I will be reporting specific research items I saw at the meeting that specifically are important to men with prostate cancer. Dr. Peter Gann of the University of Illinois at Chicago [...]

Some Important Themes From The 2012 AACR Meeting

Last week I had the privilege of attending the Annual 2012 American Association of Cancer Researchers (AACR) in Chicago through the generosity of the Scientist-Survivor Program. The meeting involved five days of educational sessions, symposia and posters. In the course of the next week or so, I will be discussing some of the prostate cancer [...]

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