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MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cell Line

2 Jun 2017

A breast cancer cell line known as MCF-7 is used by researchers around the world.  The name comes from the Michigan Cancer Foundation where the cell line was first established in 1973 after...

Breast Cancer

30 May 2017

The first scientific observation about breast cancer was made in 1896 when it was noted that the disease sometimes regressed if the ovaries were removed.  Eventually this connection was understood...

Don't Blame the Water Bottle!

20 Mar 2017

I've repeatedly been asked about the circulating email that claims Sheryl Crow blames her breast cancer on chemicals leaching out of water bottles and warns women to never keep bottled water in the...

Aspirin and Breast Cancer

20 Mar 2017

An article that poses the alluring question “Cancer Treatment in Your Medicine Cabinet?” by Michelle Holmes and Wendy Chen, both Harvard physicians, has been getting a lot of traction. That’s...

The No-Dairy "Breast Cancer Prevention" Program

20 Mar 2017

Dr. Jane Plant has caused quite a stir with her book, “The No-Dairy Breast Cancer Prevention Program” in which she proposes a causal link between the consumption of dairy products and breast cancer...

Apples and Breast Cancer

20 Mar 2017

There is widespread consensus that regular consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of developing cancer. Evidence comes both from cohort studies and case control...

Blueberries and Breast Cancer

20 Mar 2017

Blueberries may reduce the growth of breast cancer! So screamed newspaper headlines. A bit of an overstatement. The study referred to was carried out on female nude mice. These are mice specially...

What is melatonin?

20 Mar 2017

Melatonin is certainly an interesting substance. It began to pique the curiosity of researchers in the 1950s when they discovered that production of this hormone by the pineal gland in the brain...

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