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Diet and Cancer

The truth about diet and cancer: Top dietitian Jane Clarke reveals what to eat (and what to avoid) to beat the disease. Read the article here.

Genetic test for BRCA1/2

BRCA1 and BRCA2 are human genes that produce tumor suppressor proteins. Men with harmful BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations have a higher risk of prostate cancer. A Toronto Women’s College Hospital research study, The Screen Project, provides Canadians access to affordable population-based genetic testing for the BRCA gene mutation. Watch the video here.

Evidence of Exercise and Nutrition Trial dietary and physical activity modifications

There is increasing evidence that low levels of physical activity and diets low in fruit and vegetables and high in meat and dairy products are risk factors for prostate cancer disease progression. The Prostate cancer: Evidence of Exercise and Nutrition Trial (PrEvENT) aimed to assess a diet and physical activity intervention in men undergoing radical prostatectomy for localized prostate cancer. Read the article here.

Could antidepressants stop prostate cancer from spreading?

In almost all cases where prostate cancer spreads to other areas of the body, the disease spreads to the bone first. In a new study, researchers reveal the discovery of an enzyme that helps prostate cancer cells to invade bone. Furthermore, certain antidepressant medications may have the potential to block this enzyme. Read the article here.

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