Men at high risk for colorectal cancer should increase their intake of vitamin D and fibre. US researchers report in Journal of the American Medical Association that a daily supplement of the “sunshine” vitamin and four grams of fibre a day was associated with a reduced risk of colon polyps or pre-cancerous tumours.
Vitamin D in the diet helps prevent colorectal cancer, while smoking and drinking alcohol increases the risk of getting the disease – A study, published this week in Journal of the American Medical Association.
Tumor markers are substances that can often be detected in higher-than-normal amounts in the blood, urine, or body tissues of some patients with certain types of cancer.
A massive study of European eating habits and U.S. research into diet and early signs of bowel or colorectal cancer show consuming foods rich in fiber cuts the risk of developing the disease, which affects more than 940,000 people in the world each year.
In order to evaluate a cancer vaccine for people with advanced colorectal cancer, several cancer centres in Canada and the US are joining an expanded clinical trial.