“During the last years increasing evidence implies that human cytomegalovirus (CMV) can be attributed to human malignancies arising from numerous tissues. In this perspective, we will review and discuss the potential mechanisms through which CMV infection may contribute to brain tumors by affecting tumor cell initiation, progression and metastasis formation. Recent evidence also suggests that anti-CMV treatment results in impaired tumor growth of CMV positive xenografts in animal models and potentially increased survival in CMV positive glioblastoma patients. Based on these observations and the high tumor promoting capacity of this virus, the classical and novel antiviral therapies against CMV should be revisited as they may represent a great promise for halting tumor progression and lower cancer deaths.”
Archives For Colon Cancer
Starting off, Vitamin D is not a Vitamin, long time ago mis-namer. It’s actually a Pro-Hormone – a precursor building block to hormones and it’s unbelievably important. It acts as a molecular switch activating at least 200 target genes in our bodies, thereby regulating gene expression. And many of these are the ON switches for our immune system! I only wish I knew then, what I know now.
“Higher serum levels of the main circulating form of vitamin D…, are associated with substantially lower incidence rates of colon, breast, ovarian, renal, pancreatic, aggressive prostate and other cancers.”
“Vitamin D significantly reduces all-cause mortality”
“Not only are such deficiencies common, and probably the rule, vitamin D deficiency is implicated in most of the diseases of civilization. ”
“Vitamin D deficiency is now recognized as a pandemic.
It has been suggested that adults with a Vitamin D3 level of < 50 nmol/L who were then followed for up to 19 years had a 30–50% increased risk of developing colorectal, breast, prostate, and many other cancers ”