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  • British breast milk 'highly contaminated'
  • Cancer rise linked to power lines
  • Night light linked to cancer and myopia
  • flaxseed against breast-cancer also health warnings re eating too much flax-seeds
  • Creatine (substance for muscle building) may cause cancer French: "ban it".
  • magnets to treat prostate cancer
  • Fresh pylon link to child cancer (electric lines) it would represent a shift by the NRPB, which last year interpreted the biggest-ever study of childhood cancer and electromagnetic fields as evidence against a link.
  • Does Chemotherapy really help? UK's Cancer Prevention Research Trust says evidence is very lacking.
  • Alterantive anti-cancer: Methylglyoxal and (separate article): "Hoxley treatment" see also at AlterNet, from Tikkun magazine.
  • frequenst errors/missed lung cancer at x-rays (BBC March 02)
  • possible mobiel phone link to tumor growth oct 02
  • current safety limits for radiation may be too high and cancer risk BBC Oct 02
  • modern live uv - vitamin d - skin cancer: "Modern life increases rickets risk" 03 oct bbc
  • A study raises the possibility that frequent use of Aspirin, long thought to prevent some kinds of cancer, may actually increase the likelihood of pancreatic tumours, although researchers caution that more study is needed to be sure. boston gobe 03 oct
  • Doctors used to think that it took years for the deadliest skin cancer to develop -- that is, until melanoma started appearing in teenagers and children even younger...Melanoma was until recently almost unheard of in children,..Pediatric melanoma is still uncommon in children, affecting only 7 per million, or about 500, according to 2002 statistics from the National Cancer Institute. But that number has risen from 3 per million in 1982. cnn 05 may
  • Chemicals in oral contraceptives and food containers harm the development of baby mice and US experts are concerned about the effects in humans...."We are seeing more prostate cancer, and are also seeing it in younger people. So clearly there could be some environmental factor."
  • A diet rich in beans, nuts and cereals could be a way to prevent cancer, believe UK researchers. 05 sep
  • evening primrose for treating breast cancer -- now better understood 05 -- -- nov bbc ********************************************************************** "While many breast cancer studies focus on genetics, or lifestyle factors such as reproductive history, alcohol use and exercise, Soto said there was little being done to assess how environmental toxins may be causing cancer," reported ABC News. According to the Tufts professor of cell, molecular, and developmental biology, there is already some evidence to suggest a link. The increasing risk of breast cancer and other cancers has paralleled the proliferation of synthetic chemicals since World War II," said Soto. The Tufts professor added that only 7 percent of the estimated 85,000 chemicals registered for use in the United States have been reviewed for toxicity. http://www.tufts.edu/communications/stories/102802AreEnvironmentalToxinsCausingBreastCancer.htm We know that lifetime exposure to estrogen is a risk factor," Sheldon Krimsky -- a Tufts environmental health hazards expert -- told The Washington Post. "So it is logical that if we have chemicals that are creating more estrogen, the risk may go up." San Francisco [10-28-02] In the 1940s, a woman's lifetime risk of breast cancer was 1 in 22. Today, the risk has risen to 1 in 8. The swift increase, says Tufts scientist Ana Soto M.D., cannot be attributed to just genetics -- long believed to be the largest factor --> -- in whether women develop breast --> -- cancer. It's time to examine our --> -- environment for causes of this deadly --> -- disease, says the Tufts expert. "This increase [in breast cancer] can't be attributed totally to genetic causation, and yet genetic causes remain the focus of most research," Soto -- a breast cancer researcher at Tufts' School of --> -- Medicine -- told Reuters. "I believe it is high time to seriously consider environmental chemicals as the most likely cause of this sudden increase in risk." - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Among the new research findings reported: * Chlorinated chemicals, found in drinking water and many industrial processes such as computer component manufacturing, were associated with an elevated risk of breast cancer in three new studies; * A solvent used in many varnishes, paints, dyes and fuel additives (ethylene glycol methyl ether) was found to sensitize breast tissue cells to the effects of estrogens and progestins, thereby increasing the risk of breast cancer and; * The Million Women Study in the United Kingdom revealed that all types of postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy significantly increased the risk of breast cancer, underscoring earlier findings from the Women's Health Initiative study in the United States. Another study found that use of HRT after previously being diagnosed with breast cancer tripled a woman's risk of recurrence or development of a new breast tumor. Far too many chemicals are unleashed on our environment without first being tested for long-term effects," said Jeanne Rizzo, executive director of the Breast Cancer Fund. "We call on both government and industry to rethink the process by which new chemicals are authorized for use." State of the Evidence 2004: What Is the Connection Between the Environment and Breast Cancer?" was jointly released today by the Breast Cancer Fund, a non-profit environmental health organization, and Breast Cancer Action, a non-profit national education and advocacy organization http://www.breastcancerfund.org/site/pp.asp?c=kwKXLdPaE&b=204760 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - studies similar to this one have shown that endosulfan can act in concert with other xenoestrogens, that is, chemicals foreign to the body that, directly or indirectly, act like estrogens. For example, when ten different synthetic chemicals, all estrogen mimics, are added to the culture medium at one-tenth the minimal dose required for proliferation of MCF-7 cells, proliferation ensues. Like raindrops eroding a boulder, quantities of weakly estrogenic chemicals too small to exert observable effects on their own have a significant impact when combined. Furthermore, some xenoestrogens may have the ability to interact with naturally occurring estrogens and amplify their effect. If confirmed, such results imply that "safe" levels of exposure to individual estrogen-mimicking chemicals may not exist. (The actual cellular pathways followed by xenoestrogens are described in Chapter Eleven.) The discovery that xenoestrogens can work additively was made by the cell biologists Ana Soto and Carlos Sonnenschein, whose laboratory in downtown Boston I am visiting. Since their 1991 discovery that nonylphenol stimulates the growth of MCF-7 cells, they have continued to probe the phenomenon of estrogen mimicry and its implications for breast cancer. In addition to plastic additives, Soto and Sonnenschein have identified estrogenic activity in a variety of pesticides. Some, like endosulfan, are still in use. Others, such as dieldrin and toxaphene, are now banned. http://www.wcrc.org/articles.htm - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Background on "The Cancer Industry" http://www.corporations.org/cancer/ and http://www.nomorebreastcancer.org.uk/the_cancer_industry.html - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - dioxin homepage http://www.ejnet.org/dioxin/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Non-industrialized countries have lower breast cancer rates than industrialized countries. People who move to industrialized countries from countries with low rates develop the same breast cancer rates of the industrialized country. http://www.mbcc.org/content.php?id=169 mentions http://www.silentspring.org/ SILENT SPRING INSTITUTE is a partnership of scientists, physicians, public health advocates, and community activists united around the common goal of identifying and changing the links between the environment and women's health, especially breast cancer. http://www.silentspring.org/newweb/research/index.html - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Experts agree that most cancers are caused by our bodies or parts of them being exposed to certain substances over long periods of time. These cancer causing substances are called carcinogens. (NHS 2001) according to http://www.nomorebreastcancer.org.uk/chemical_carcinogens.html - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . For instance, a 1995 New York State Health Department study linked Kodak Park's enormous dichloromethane pollution with higher incidences of pancreatic cancer among women in the Rochester area. According to EPA data, Kodak is the largest emitter of cancer-causing chemical pollution into the nation's air and water http://www.sierraclub.org/toxics/cancer/article.asp - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://www.cspinet.org/integrity/watch/200606051.html#5 Environmental Journal Retracts Fraudulent Study on Chromium - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://www.cspinet.org/integrity/watch/200603241.html#2 Search the Watch Archives Integrity in Science Watch Week of 03/24/2006 Headlines Broad Coalition Demands NAS Kick Weyerhaeuser Off Forest Hydrology Committee American Cancer Society Tied to Drug Companies, von Eschenbach British Government Scientist Questions Clinical Trial Conduct Climate Scientists, Officials Disclose Struggle to Relay Information on Global Warming Oregon Congressman Fights for Integrity in EPA Research If EPA's PM Standards are Accepted, Litigation Could Follow Minnesota Legislators Push for the Publication of All Clinical Trial Results Data Quality Act Suffers Setback Broad Coalition Demands NAS Kick Weyerhaeuser Off Forest Hydrology Committee A coalition of environmental and public interest groups on Tuesday demanded the National Academies of Science remove a top Weyerhaeuser scientist from the panel analyzing forest management practices' impact on water quality. In a letter sent to NAS chairman Ralph Cicerone, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the Natural Resources Defense Council and 14 other organizations urged NAS to adhere to its own policy of "balance and objectivity" by removing George Weyerhaeuser Jr., vice president at the forest products giant. Weyerhaeuser clearly has a stake in the outcome of the committee's deliberations, the groups charged. The letter also called on NAS to add several conservation-oriented scientists to the panel to offset the committee's industry consultants, Suzanne Birmingham Walker of Azimuth Forestry Services and Michael Kavanaugh of Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. The groups identified five qualified candidates for those slots. Though NAS is nominally independent of the federal government, it must follow the conflict of interest and balance requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act when working on studies funded by Congress American Cancer Society Tied to Drug Companies, von Eschenbach - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Have asked "Is the American Cancer Society more interested in cancer profit than cancer prevention?" http://www.newstarget.com/010244.html - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - receives corporatre funding http://www.cspinet.org/integrity/nonprofits/american_cancer_society.html - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://www.getipm.com/personal/cancer-racket.htm Hoxey etc.."The Cancer Racket" - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - (pesticides in teh news http://www.safe2use.com/newsrelease.htm ) p - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -