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Recent advances have contributed to our understanding of how a plant-based diet confers many health advantages and how substances from plants may be effective in the prevention of specific cancers. The Ninth Annual Research Conference of the American Institute for Cancer Research has focused on the latest developments in several categories of nutrients of wide contemporary interests. The conference sessions included such topics as the effects of soy, green tea, selenium, wine, grapes, and spices in cancer prevention. This conference was held in Washington, D.C. on September 2nd and 3rd, 1999, and was entitled Nutrition and Cancer Prevention: New Insights Into the Roles of Phyhemicals.
The discussion program included a session that was devoted to the current status of herbal products in relation to cancer prevention, in recognition of the increasing attention that complementary and alternative medicine has been receiving from the scientific community as well as the general public. A separate presentation addressed the issue of nutritional supplements and cancer prevention.
Soybeans and Cancer Prevention: A Complex Food and a Complex Disease; D.F. Birt. Dietary Soy Reduces Colon Carcinogenesis in Humans and Rats; M.R. Bennink. Soy and Risk of Hormone-Related and Other Cancers; A.H.Wu. Role of Tomatoes, Tomato Products and Lycopene in Cancer Prevention; D. Heber, et al. Tea and Tea Polyphenols in Cancer Prevention; C.S. Yang, et al. Effects of Tea Polyphenols on the Signal Transduction Pathways; Z. Dong, et al. Mechanisms by Which Garlic and Allyl Sulfur Compounds Suppress Carcinogen Bioactivation; J.A. Milner. Antiproliferative Effects of Garlic-Derived and Other Allium Related Compounds; J.T. Pinto, et al. Considering the Mechanisms of Cancer Prevention by Selenium; G.F. Combs, Jr. Selenium Metabolism and Mechanisms of Cancer Prevention; H.E. Ganther. Apoptosis and Angiogenisis in Cancer Prevention by Selenium; J. Lu. Resveratrol Inhibits the Expression of Cyclooxygenase-2 in Mammary Epithelial Cells; K.Subbaramaiah, A.J. Dannenberg. The World of Resveratrol; G.J. Soleas, et al. The Effects of Resveratrol on CYP1A1 Expression and Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Function In Vitro; H.P. Ciolino, G. Chao Yeh. Herbals and Cancer; M.J. Wargovich. The Role of Dietary Supplements in Health; B.M. Marriott. The Beta-Carotene Story; P. Greenwald, S.S. McDonald. Dietary Intervention Strategies: Validity, Execution and Interpretation of Outcomes; P.E. Bowen. Nutrition and Cancer Prevention: New Insights Into the Role of Phyhemicals. Future Directions; R.S. Rivlin. Chemoprevention: Progress and Opportunity; E.C. Miller, et al. Abstracts. Index.