Chronic Inflammation Shows Greater Colon Cancer Spread in Mice

Chronic Inflammation Shows Greater Colon Cancer Spread in Mice

A new study in mice is proving that inflammation triggers colon cancer to spread and metastasize. Prostaglandin E2, or PGE2 is a pro-inflammatory bioactive fat, or lipid, found in colon, lung, breast, head and neck cancers. When high levels of PGE2 are found in cancer, it often indicates a poor prognosis. PGE2 normally activates when […]

Whole Cranberry Compound Shown to Reduce Colon Cancer in Mice

Whole Cranberry Compound Shown to Reduce Colon Cancer in Mice

In a new study in the fight against colon cancer, cranberry compounds are proving effective in reducing tumors in mice. Researchers fed four groups of mice with tumors whole cranberry powder, cranberry polyphenol extract, non polyphenol compound extract, or regular chow. After 20 weeks, the mice fed the whole cranberry powder showed 50% fewer tumors […]

Cinnamon Compound Prevents Colon Cancer

Cinnamon Compound Prevents Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer is one of the more aggressive forms of cancer, is usually diagnosed when advanced, and has a grim prognosis. So when researchers at the University of Arizona proved that a common compound found in cinnamon called cinnamaldehyde protected mice against colon cancer, it was noted by the cancer research community as a significant […]