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New Findings Reported from Marshall University Describe Advances in Prostate Cancer


By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Drug Week -- Data detailed on Oncology have been presented. According to news reporting from Huntington, West Virginia, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Prostate cancer is a disease that is greatly affected by lifestyle, particularly diet, and is more prevalent in US and European countries compared with South and East Asia. Among several known causes and risk factors, nutrition plays an important role in prostate cancer pathogenesis."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Marshall University, "Various dietary components including polyphenols have been shown to possess anticancer properties. Dietary polyphenols have been the subject of extensive studies for the last decade because of their anticancer and chemopreventive potentials. Besides possessing various antitumor properties, dietary polyphenols also contribute to epigenetic changes associated with the fate of cancer cells and have emerged as potential drugs for therapeutic intervention. Various polyphenols have been shown to affect DNA methylation, histone posttranslational modifications, and microRNA expression patterns in prostate cancer. In this review, we discuss the contribution of dietary polyphenols to various epigenetic modifications in prostate cancer."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Since prostate cancer and diet are intimately associated, polyphenol-rich diets that epigenetically modify tumor biology have great significance in the prevention and management of prostate cancer."

For more information on this research see: The epigenetic potentials of dietary polyphenols in prostate cancer management. Biochemistry and Cell Biology-Biochimie Et Biologie Cellulaire, 2013;91(6):361-368. Biochemistry and Cell Biology-Biochimie Et Biologie Cellulaire can be contacted at: Canadian Science Publishing, Nrc Research Press, 1200 Montreal Road, Building M-55, Ottawa, On K1A 0R6, Canada (see also Oncology).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Abbas, Marshall Univ, Dept. of Biol Sci, Huntington, WV 25755, United States. Additional authors for this research include W. Patterson and P.T. Georgel.

Keywords for this news article include: Genetics, Oncology, Huntington, West Virginia, United States, Prostate Cancer, Prostatic Neoplasms, North and Central America

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