We caught up with the internationally renowned Dr. Michael Fenech of CSIRO Food and Nutrition Sciences in Adelaide, Australia, who presented at the 2010 AICR Research Conference during its opening plenary session. His talk focused on the issue of DNA damage, which is a fundamental cause of many diseases and a key component in cancer development. He reviewed data showing that many dietary nutrients interact with enzymes involved with DNA maintenance and repair, and laid out a roadmap that may ultimately lead to dietary guidelines for preventing DNA damage.
Dr. Fenech is highly regarded in the international research community for developing a means to measure DNA damage in human cells.
In the latest issue of Cancer Research Update, AICR’s biweekly email newsletter on the science of cancer prevention, treatment and survival, we asked cancer researchers and educators to answer one, simple question:
What do we know today that we didn’t know just 10 years ago?
Their answers might surprise you – they surprised us. Although epidemiologists, clinicians, basic researchers and health professionals differ on what they believe to be the most important achievement in the past ten years, they agreed on one thing: It’s never been clearer that diet, physical activity and a healthy weight all play an important protective role.
Check out the article – and subscribe to Cancer Research Update today.
Very pleased to see this story on our recently updated expert report in yesterday’s PARADE Magazine.
Dr. Ranit Mishori‘s Stay Healthy column reminds readers that the recent controversy over mammograms should not distract women from the convincing evidence that diet, weight and physical activity make a big difference in lowering risk.
Includes a nice quote from AICR Director of Research Susan Higginbotham, PhD, RD.
A great way to start the week!