In this issue of Research Updates, Vlajinac et al. found that consumption of meat and fat play a role in the development of prostate cancer. Epplein and associates found that psychological well being in the first year after breast cancer diagnosis is important for survival and recurrence prevention. Grant and associates indicated that the single most important thing that can improve health outcomes for African Americans is improving their vitamin D status. Khanal and colleagues found that honey helps to decrease the severity of mucositis in oral cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. Chuang and colleagues found that music therapy was useful for promoting relaxation in cancer survivors. Dou and associates found that the Dixiong Decoction was useful for reducing lung injury and improving the quality of life of lung cancer patients. In our study of the month, Yao et al. found that high serum levels of vitamin D were associated with reduced risk of breast cancer.
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