Complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies include a wide spectrum of dietary practices, some of which are claimed to cure cancer. Observational studies have shown consistently that predominantly plant-based diets reduce the risk for some adult type cancers such as breast cancer and prostate cancer. These studies form the basis of the American Cancer Society (ACS) nutritional guidelines. Many CAM diets prescribe a similar low fat, high fiber, high fruit and vegetable type diet, but also add detoxification and many different supplements to the basic diet which is then claimed to cure cancer. The potential advantages and disadvantages of CAM diets are discussed. Many aspects can be potentially harmful, particularly to the child with cancer. Advantages include involvement of the child and family in decision-making and care. There is no evidence to support the claims that CAM dietary therapies cure cancer.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Introduction This study established two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE) profiles for human well-differentiated laryngeal squamous
cell carcinoma tissue and paired normal mucosa epithelia tissue and identified proteins with different expressions. Well-resolved
and reproducible 2-DE patterns of well-differentiated laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma and adjacent normal mucosa were obtained.
Results Thirteen proteins were preliminarily identified, among which ten proteins including cofilin-1, nuclear body protein SP140,
GRP94, HSP 90, GSTP1-1, superoxide dismutase [Mn], cyclophilin A, proteasome activator complex subunit 2, apolipoprotein A-I
precursor, and CaM-like protein were upregulated and three proteins including fatty acid-binding protein (E-FABP), calgranulin
A, and calgranulin B were downregulated in laryngeal cancer tissue. The different expressions of cyclophilin A and MRP8 were
confirmed by Western blotting.
Discussion We first identified 13 proteins that might be associated with the tumorigenesis of the laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
Some proteins were the products of oncogenes and apoptosis and others were related to signal transduction and immune defense.
These extensive protein variations indicated that multiple protein molecules were simultaneously involved in the oncogenesis
of laryngeal cancer, which in turn is a basis for the rational designs of diagnostic and therapeutic methods.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This case report records 2 discrete episodes of spontaneous remission of metastatic endometrial cancer (into peritoneum and omentum) in a 41-yr-old female following the "Lim Lifestyle" therapy alone. This lifestyle is an originally formulated holistic approach toward cancer consisting of nutritional, spiritual, and mental therapies. Cancer regression was measured symptomatologically, serologically, and radiologically (resolved ascites and reduced omental cake).
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