Study shows hope for all natural inhibition of breast cancer cell growth
Jul 21, 2011
In breast cancer health news, a recent study published in Integrative Cancer Therapies found a link between specific dietary elements and breast cancer prevention.
The study, headed by Dr. Daniel Silva of the Indianapolis Methodist Research Institute, identifies a gene that controls the growth of cancerous cells in the human breast and notes that a prescribed, natural diet of engineered mushrooms, antioxidants and other plant-based nutrients inhibits the growth of cancerous cells.
While studies are ongoing, the initial results are promising. The diet slows or inhibits the proliferation of metastatic cells at every level of their reproduction.
“Fortunately, the formula we studied inhibits all of these processes," said Dr. Silva, "without side effects, which are associated with cancer chemotherapy.”
The findings may prove significant, as any insight into the disposition of breast cancer's genetic pathways can provide information on safer, novel treatments and alternatives to chemotherapy.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is a disease that affects about one out of every eight women in the United States and is responsible for more than 40,000 deaths annually, many of which are the summation of a particularly aggressive or resistant form of cancer.