As you probably already know, in order to fight cancer, it is important to increase your vegetable and fruit intake (which decreases your risk of lung and gastric cancer according to studies by Buchner et al. and Rossi et al.) and decrease your red meat intake (which increases your risk of a variety of ailments, including chronic liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma and colorectal cancer according to Freedman et al. and Squires et al.).
Soy (according to Cho and associates) and vitamin D (according to Engel et al.) decrease the risk of breast cancer. Conversely, alcohol (according to Li and associates) and the use of hormone replacement therapy (according to Saxena and colleagues) increase the risk.
In other news, Yap and colleagues reported about OncoRx – a database that detects interactions between anticancer drugs and Complementary and Alternative Medicines (including Traditional Chinese Medicine).
In our study of the month Giovannucci found that vitamin D can have a protective effect against colorectal cancer.