As birthday approaches, opera icon Hvorostovsky keeps singing despite battling cancer
Oct16

As birthday approaches, opera icon Hvorostovsky keeps singing despite battling cancer

Russia’s star baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky plans to celebrate his birthday on October 16 at the Old Opera in Frankfurt, just after finishing cancer treatment. “Life is wonderful. I take each day as joy and as a victory. My voice sounds great,” proclaimed Hvorostovsky. He also added that during the course of his chemotherapy he sang every day. “Until the next treatment, I am working and will most likely keep working...

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Cancer on a Paleo-diet? Ask someone who lived 1.7 million years ago
Jul30

Cancer on a Paleo-diet? Ask someone who lived 1.7 million years ago

An international team of researchers led by scientists from the University of the Witwatersrand’s Evolutionary Studies Institute and the South African Centre for Excellence in PalaeoSciences today announced in two papers, published in the South African Journal of Science, the discovery of the most ancient evidence for cancer and bony tumors yet described in the human fossil record. The discovery of a foot bone dated to...

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Parsley and dill help fight cancer, research shows
Jul02

Parsley and dill help fight cancer, research shows

A team of Russian scientists from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the N. D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry (RAS), the Institute of Developmental Biology (RAS), and the Institute of Cell Biophysics (RAS) proposed an efficient approach to a novel agents with anticancer activity. A synthesis of these compounds is based on compounds extracted from parsley and dill seeds. The results of the study have been...

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Aspirin May Increase Survival After Colon Cancer
Jun15

Aspirin May Increase Survival After Colon Cancer

It is well known that the drug ASA, also known internationally as Aspirin, has analgesic and fever-reducing properties. However, this drug may also increase the likelihood of surviving colon cancer. Kjetil Taskén, professor at the Faculty of Medicine, is one of the authors of a study that has investigated the association between the use of the drug ASA, also known as Albyl-E on the Norwegian market and as Aspirin internationally, and...

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