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Cancer

It’s impossible to talk about cancer without realizing that everybody’s life has been touched by it either directly or indirectly. In the United States, half of women and one third of men will be afflicted with cancer in their lifetime, and it still ranks as the second leading cause of all death, only a hair behind atherosclerosis.

But unlike heart disease, cancer lethality is even greater in mid-life than among seniors. In fact, for people between the ages of 45 to 65, cancer is the leading cause of death, killing more people than heart disease, liver disease, and stroke combined.

Below is a collection of past articles and podcasts discussing the latest science on cancer and cancer prevention.

Understanding science

Red meat, cancer, push-ups, and CVD

Groundhog Day (GD) came and went last month — and sure enough — 2019 has already brought a bounty of emails and Tweets from concerned folks wondering if red meat is going to kill them (again).

Treatments

#42 – Avrum Bluming, M.D. and Carol Tavris, Ph.D.: Controversial topic affecting all women—the role of hormone replacement therapy through menopause and beyond—the compelling case for long-term HRT and dispelling the myth that it causes breast cancer

“We welcome the criticism and the discussion, that way we will all learn. We don’t claim to have the final answer, but we think that this book [Estrogen Matters] represents an important step forward in empowering women and helping them live longer and live better.” —Avrum Bluming

Diseases

#39 – Ted Schaeffer, M.D., Ph.D.: How to catch, treat, and survive prostate cancer

“With our algorithm. . .you can reduce biopsies by about one third, reduce detection of low-grade cancer by about one third, and you actually don’t compromise the detection of higher grade disease. . .we have great tools to offer people very sophisticated screening for their prostate cancer.” —Ted Schaeffer

Diseases

#32 – Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D.: new frontiers in cancer therapy, medicine, and the writing process

“The fundamental rule that works for me is just to throw something at the world. The first line, the first experiment, the first idea, and then, keep at it.” —Siddhartha Mukherjee

Nutritional Biochemistry

#31 – Navdeep Chandel, Ph.D.: metabolism, mitochondria, and metformin in health and disease

“I pay more attention today to stress than anything else.” —Nav Chandel

Diseases

#30 – Thomas Seyfried, Ph.D.: Controversial discussion—cancer as a mitochondrial metabolic disease?

“The standard of care should never have been written in granite. It should be flexible. If you have something else that comes along that might be better, you’d think there would be enthusiasm.” —Tom Seyfried

Mental models

#06 – D.A. Wallach: music, medicine, longevity, and disruptive technologies

“The way that anything looks before we understand it is pretty imposing . . . when we have breakthroughs, they feel like an enormous relief, because something that seemed really complicated becomes really simple.” —D.A. Wallach

Ketosis

#05 – Dom D’Agostino, Ph.D.: ketosis, n=1, exogenous ketones, HBOT, seizures, and cancer

“I immerse myself in what I’m doing…that’s how we learn.” —Dom D’Agostino

Understanding science

Lack of context may fuel spread of unintended consequences

A recent study on diet and prostate cancer suggests we need to be more careful communicating and interpreting information.

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