Dear Reader: In this month’s issue of Research Updates, Fang et al. reported that men with prostate cancer with higher levels of vitamin D had a better prognosis than those with lower levels of vitamin D. Kristal and colleagues found that lycopene did not prevent prostate cancer. Gall and associates discussed spiritual growth in relation to coping with breast cancer. Li et al. found that a high daily intake of coffee was associated with a decreased risk of ERnegative breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Lim and colleagues found that fish consumption may protect against lung cancer in never smokers. Helpman and associates reported about CAM use by women with ovarian cancer in Canada and the UK. Lai et al. found that aroma massage helped to relieve constipation in advanced cancer patients. Ando and associates reported that mindfulness meditation was useful for Japanese cancer patients to help them with coping. In our study of the month, Van Duijnhoven and colleagues reported about the association between colon cancer and cholesterol.
There are also some additional bonus abstracts on prostate cancer, breast cancer, and lung cancer for you to enjoy.