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Angiogenesis Makes Cancer Dangerous

- "Anti-angiogenesis, the starving of cancers by cutting off its blood supply, now a proven cancer-fighting strategy in cancer clinics supported by a growing body of scientific research,"
- "Many healthy foods contain bioactive compounds – specific substances that affect the body in certain ways, such as lowering blood pressure or cholesterol, or mopping up cancer-promoting free oxygen radicals, or inhibiting angiogenesis."
- "At the Angiogenesis Foundation, we are launching an ambitious new initiative, called Eat to Defeat Cancer, to help people take advantage of foods that fight cancer."

Anti-angiogenesis foods include:  Green tea, Strawberries, Soybeans, Chocolate, Cinnamon. Artichokes, Bok Choy, Tomatoes (cooked), Omega 3 -----

Superstar cancer fighting vegetables can become even more effective at fighting cancer by adding an anti-inflammation spice mix.

Magic Spice Mix:
- 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp garlic salt or ground garlic

Matcha Green Tea:
- Matcha Green Tea is more concentrated and 1/2 tea spoon can be the equivalent of 8-10 cups of green tea.
- Matcha Green Tea is the leaves that have been ground up.

Ask Dr. Oz: Cancer Edition, Pt. 2

"Alcohol by irritation creates inflammation and every cancer requires inflammation to stimulate the multiplication of cells, and to invade neighboring tissue."

- Inflammation needs to be reduced in the body linked to nutrition, exercise, stress management, avoiding contaminants like tobacco, alcohol, and chemicals that can stimulate inflammation.
- Things that we can do to help slow down the growth of cancer in the body include eating more vegetables, reducing sugar, eating more fatty fish omega 3, and drinking 3 cups of green tea a day.

"so Dave, inflammation is one of the things you deal with a lot, I know that's how you beat cancer, if you had it it's how you prevent it at the beginning." - Dr Oz

- One of the ways to reduce inflammation in the colon is to cut down on red meat, red meat stimulates inflammation in the colon.
- By eating 80% vegetables the good plant based chemicals will help reduce the inflammation.

"If you have risk of cancer in the family, an aspirin a day, it can help reduce the inflammation that we think is linked to this." - Dr Oz

A SIMPLE BLOOD TEST can save your life. It is called C-reactive protein and it measures the degree of hidden inflammation in your body. This is important because almost every modern disease is caused by or affected by hidden inflammation, including heart disease, cancer, obesity, and dementia as well as arthritis, autoimmune disease, allergies, and digestive disorders.

UltraWellness Lesson 2: Inflammation & Immune Balance

The Dr. Oz Show : (Ep. 2046 - 11/18/10) "Cancer-Proof Your Life"

Your ultimate anti-cancer guide: the 5 biggest risks; top 4 anti-cancer superfoods; cancer prevention quiz; the #1 cancer you can avoid.


Read more …The Dr. Oz Show : (Ep. 2046 - 11/18/10) "Cancer-Proof Your Life" - CTV (video)

An experimental treatment for cancer patients uses a vaccine made from a patient’s own tumor. CNN's Sanjay Gupta reports.

- the approach that we take is that we actually do the surgery, we take the tumor out, and then we make the vaccine directly from that individual patient tumor, and then give that vaccine back to the patient.
- the vaccine triggers the body's immune system to attack multiple spots on the tumor cells.

Read more …*Using the immune system*, Cancer vaccine shows promising results - CNN (video)

As tumours develop they rapidly outgrow their existing blood supply so they send out signals which make surrounding normal tissues grow new blood vessels into the tumour which feed them oxygen and nutrients. The research shows that the plant compound (called phenylethyl isothiocyanate) found in watercress can block this process, by interfering with and 'turning off' in the function of a protein called Hypoxia Inducible Factor (HIF).

The research team was able to detect significant levels of the plant compound PEITC in the blood of the participants following the watercress meal, and most importantly, could show that the function of the protein HIF was also measurably affected in the blood cells of the women.

Read more …Watercress compound (called phenylethyl isothiocyanate) may 'turn off' breast cancer signal -...

Fat-derived stem cells can be safely used to aid reconstruction of breast tissue after mastectomy as long as there is no evidence of active cancer,

- "Our research suggests that this risk is real if the patient still has active tumor cells, but is safe when the cells are inactive or resting."

Read more …Fat stem cells safe for breast reconstruction when cancer is dormant - EurekaAlert! (article link)

ASG-5ME is a potent, targeted compound designed to selectively kill cancer cells, -- "ASG-5ME is intended for pancreatic cancer patients who do not have a good prognosis with currently available therapies. We are very pleased to be able to offer this exciting agent in a clinical trial for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer,"

- The new investigational compound uses a monoclonal antibody against a target which is found in more than 90% of pancreatic cancer patients.
- The monoclonal antibody delivers a highly potent molecule called monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE) to selectively kill the pancreatic cancer cells.

Read more …New compound ASG-5ME uses a monoclonal antibody against target found in more than 90% of...

The money raised in 2008's Stand Up To Cancer campaign has already been put to work creating a dream team of doctors developing cutting-edge research in the fight against cancer. Dr. Jon LaPook reports on a revolutionary approach to fighting cancer called "Epigenetic Therapies."

- Epigenetic Therapies, Epigenome.
- Lung cancer for a patient had spread to liver and he signed up for experimental treatment at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center that switches genes on/off .
- Epigenetic drugs do not try to kill the cancer cells, they try to change their behavior.
- Epigenetics Lung Cancer Trial 30% of patients showed benefit.

Read more …Epigenetics Lung Cancer Trial 30% of patients showed benefit; Epigenetic Therapies, changing a...
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