Advanced Prostate Cancers Rise, Reducing Your Risk

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While US prostate cancer rates overall have stayed about the same over a decade, cases of the advanced and most deadly types of prostate cancers have steadily grown, finds a new study that highlights the need to focus on prevention. The study was published in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases.

AICR’s recent report on prostate cancer found that being overweight or obese increases men’s risk for advanced cancers.

Yesterday’s study found that new cases of men diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer rose 72 percent from 2004 to 2013. Metastatic cancers means they have spread beyond the prostate (or other site). These advanced cancers are often aggressive and deadly.

Data Source: AB Weiner et al. Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases (2016).

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    Preventing Prostate Cancer: The More We Learn, The Less We Know

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    The latest report from our Continuous Update Project (CUP), the process by which we rigorously review the global science linking diet, weight and physical activity to various cancers, focuses on the prevention of prostate cancer. We released it last night; this press release reviews the highlights, and takes you to the full report.obesity-cancer-infographic-prostate-x900

    One new finding is that obesity is now recognized as a risk factor for advanced prostate cancer – the most deadly type.

    Like all previous CUP Reports, Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Prostate Cancer gives our expert panel the chance to review the research collected since the publication of our 2007 AICR/WCRF expert report, and to update their judgments about the strength of the evidence on specific links.

    Which, this time at least, is just what they did. revealing how quickly the field of prostate cancer research has changed in just seven years.

    Prostate Cancer Is Not One Disease – The panel’s judgments on specific links have changed because prostate cancer is now being studied differently than the way it was in 2007. Today, researchers know that not all prostate cancers are alike. Read more… “Preventing Prostate Cancer: The More We Learn, The Less We Know”


      Eating Your (Cancer-Protective) Pizza, and Tomatoes Too

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      If you’re like the average American, you’re getting about a third of your tomatoes from pizza when you eat out, according to a USDA survey. That’s a big deal, because almost a quarter of the vegetables we eat come from tomatoes and its many forms, including spaghetti sauces and ketchup, says the USDA’s Economic Research Services report.

      We here at AICR love tomatoes, they provide fiber, vitamin C and lycopene. And AICR research suggests that foods containing lycopene lower risk for prostate cancerthr-americas-tomato-consumption

      There are a lot of ways to enjoy a tomato, we’ve got 13 of them right here. And because pizza is clearly a favorite, Alice Bender, MS, RDN, gives a few ways to order and make healthier pizza.

      1. Order extra veggies, whether its tomato slices or spinach, basil, garlic, peppers and onions. Skip the meat and extra cheese.

      2.  Go for a pizza with a thin crust, then get double sauce and a few dollops of fresh mozzarella. Complete your meal with a salad loaded with colorful veggies.

      3.  Involve the whole family with a make your own pizza night. Use this recipe – Grilled Pizza with Grilled Vegetables – as a starting point for putting together a healthy and delicious pizza.

      The USDA analysis also says that we’re only eating about 1.5 cups of vegetables per day — government guidelines recommend two to three daily cups. From the tomatoes, about three quarters of that comes from sauces, whether eating out or at home. The government recommends 2 to 3 cups of vegetables a day, which also reduces risk of many cancers.

      Have some delicious tomatoes ideas? Please share.