News from Google Alerts for the week ending 24 October 2014, with the focus on breast cancer and cancer.
Loads of goodies this week, from an article on how disruptions to the biological clock can cause breast cancer. (It’s not the first piece of research into this, but I thought I’d draw your attention to this because when you take your medication and supplements could be affected by the timing).
Also of interest is a cancer clinic in London set up by a leading drug developer who is recruiting patients for a trial of drugs, for whom standard treatment is not working. From what PR material I’ve read, the group is offering drugs and treatments that are complementary to standard-of-care, including statins and metformin. It sounds very like the protocol that Life Extension Foundation recommends. What’s significant is that it’s the first time mainstream doctors (including a highly-reputable oncologist) are sticking their necks out to give patients more options, and it’s nice to see doctors willing to embrace knowledge and techniques that are patient-centred.
There’s also an article on the link between Vitamin D and prostate cancer, and I include this here because prostate cancer is very like hormonally-driven breast cancer. There has been a lot of research into Vitamin D and cancer, but not many explanations on why it seems to work to help keep cancer at bay.