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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 [...]

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 [...]

Starvation – A New Treatment for Advanced Prostate Cancer

What is the role of diet in the treatment of prostate cancer? We hear about changing our diet as a way to slow down prostate cancer progression and we hear about diet as a preventive measure against prostate cancer. It is possible that there could be a new twist on this story, in the future, [...]

Eating Eggs Increases the Chance of Developing Lethal Prostate Cancer

We all know that diet does effect the development of more lethal forms of prostate cancer. Red meat and dairy products are on the “NO” list while fish oil is a “YES”. Now, it looks as if the “NO” list has just been expanded! A large study has found that eating eggs may increase men's [...]

Genetics & Calcium Might Increase Risk for Prostate Cancer In the African-American Men

A study by at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem N.C., Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) and the Cancer Prevention Institute of California suggests that a high intake of calcium causes prostate cancer among African-American men who are genetically good absorbers of the mineral. According to Gary G. [...]

Should Men on ADT Take Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation?

As usual with prostate cancer there is no general agreement about whether or not men who are on a hormone blockade (ADT) to treat prostate cancer should be taking calcium and vitamin D supplements, however there does seem to be some consensus that they should. Given that there are geographic and seasonal variations in vitamin [...]

Statins & Prostate Cancer – Use Caution

There have been a number of recent studies that show that statins, (cholesterol lowering medications like Lipitor) can also lower PSA and even stop the progression of localized prostate cancer from progressing. I have not been able to locate any good study that does indicate that statin medications actually stop disease progression, however I am [...]

Pomegranate and Its Role In PSA Velocity

In 2005 there was a small clinical trial performed at UCLA evaluating pomegranate juice and its ability to control PSA for men with prostate cancer. The trial gave 8 oz. of POM Wonderful pomegranate juice each day in men with a rising PSA post treatment (recurrent advanced prostate cancer). This trial, which was funded by [...]

Pomegranate Effects PSADT in Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer diets and the use of supplements have continued to be an issue faced by men fighting advanced prostate cancer. Different products seem to fall in and out of vogue; unfortunately we usually have little actual hard data on the real value of any of these products. The use of pomegranate with the goal [...]

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