Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Protein and the Pill

These reports are too interesting to just post on my Latest OC Research Page.

All About a Protein:
This News Medical article titled " Fat Cells Play a Major Role in Mediating Ovarian Cancer Metastisis" explains in layman's terms how FABP4, a fatty acid binding protein, may promote the spread of ovarian cancer cells to the oomentum.

Here is a link to the original research in Nature Medicine "Adipocytes Promote Ovarian Cancer metastasis and Provide Energy for Rapid Tumor Growth"

The Pill and Risk:

An article "Oral Contraceptive Use and Reproductive factors and Risk of Ovarian Cacner in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition" in the British Journal of Cancer showed that taking oral contraceptives for 10 years reduced a women's risk of getting Ovarian Cancer.

Here is a link to the News Medical article on the study.

Every Day is a Blessing!

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