09 Apr '11, 7pm

Fish Oil Boosts Responses to Breast Cancer Drug Tamoxifen: Source: www.care2.com --- Saturday, April 09, 2011"If...

Saturday April 9, 2011, 7:27 am Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, with more than 200,000 women diagnosed each year. Being exposed to estrogen over a long period of time is one factor that can increase a woman's risk of developing the disease. One way a woman can combat this risk factor is by taking the breast cancer drug tamoxifen, which interferes with the activity of estrogen. Now, researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center have found that omega-3 fatty acids -- abundant in fish -- could be a safe and beneficial booster for tamoxifen therapy. Jose Russo, MD, director of the Breast Cancer Research Laboratory at Fox Chase, is presenting the new findings at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011 on April 6. To investigate how fish oil intensifies the effects of tamoxifen, Russo, in collaboration with a team led by Andrea Manni, MD, from Pennsylvania State ...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/news/member/451276626/2772396

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