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 Nutrition and Cancer (Video 58 mins)

Donald Abrams, MD, is Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, Chief of Hematology/Oncology at San Francisco General Hospital and Director of Integrative Oncology Research at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. He is a member of the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center Executive Committee and is co-chairing the Center's developing program in Symptom Management, Palliative Care and Survivorship. Dr. Abrams of UCSF sifts through some of the complex data on the relationship between nutrition and cancer and endeavors to help separate fact from fiction in this quickly moving field.

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 Vitamin D: Role in Preventing Cancer (Video 54 mins)

Cedric Garland, DPH, Adjunct Professor, Family & Preventive Medicine, Cancer Prevention & Control Program, University of California San Diego.

Is vitamin D the wonder vitamin? Can it prevent certain cancers and chronic diseases? Find these answers and more in this series brought to you by UCSD School of Medicine and GrassrootsHealth where experts discuss the latest research on vitamin D. In this program, Cedric Garland, DPH, talks about vitamin D and cancer prevention.

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 Vitamin D: UV, the Original Source - How to Use It (Video 42 mins)

Dr. Edward Gorham is a research epidemiologist at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) and an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at UCSD. He holds a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University received in 1997.

Is vitamin D the wonder vitamin? Can it prevent certain cancers and chronic diseases? Find these answers and more in this series brought to you by UCSD School of Medicine and GrassrootsHealth where experts discuss the latest research on vitamin D. In this program, Edward Gorham, PhD, talks about how to use the sun, or UV light, for vitamin D synthesis.

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Melanoma (Video Part 1 - 14 mins, Part 2 - mins)

An Interview with Dr Petr Hausner, an oncologist at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. Dr. Hausner is also an associate professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and chief of Haematology-Oncology at the Baltimore VA Medical Centre. Overview: The incidence of melanoma is increasing more than any other type of cancer. However, it is a type of cancer that is preventable. This program looks at the some of the factors causing an increase in melanoma, as well as ways to prevent it. Viewers will also learn how melanoma is treated and about some new drugs for treating the disease.

Part One:
     Melanin and melanocytes
     Melanoma compared to other skin cancers
     Melanoma's tendency to spread
     Skin type (phototype) and melanoma risk
     Geography and melanoma risk
     Melanoma in African Americans
     Ultraviolet rays
     UV radiation factors
     UV index
     Increase in melanoma incidence
     Sunscreens and SPF (Sun protection factor)

Part Two:
     Recognizing melanoma
     Suspicious vs. benign moles
     Ugly duckling mole
     Different types of melanoma
     Mucosal melanoma
     Skin mapping
     Melanoma treatment
     MOHS surgery
     Immunotherapy - Interleukin 2 (IL2)
     Chemotherapy
     Targeted therapy for melanoma
     Children and skin cancer risk

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Melanoma Skin Cancer with Dr. Susan Kesmodel (Video 18 mins)

Dr. Susan Kesmodel discusses melanoma rates in younger women on MPT's Direct Connection program. Dr. Susan Kesmodel, a surgical oncologist at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC), discusses skin cancer and increasing rates of melanoma in younger women. Appearing with Dr. Kesmodel on the program is Brittany Lietz, Miss Maryland 2006 and a skin cancer survivor.

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops from the cells in the skin that produce color (melanocytes). It is one of three types of skin cancer that develop from cells in the top layer of the skin (epidermis), the other two being basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Although melanoma is the least common of the skin cancers, it is the most serious. Most of the deaths that are seen from skin cancer are in patients with melanoma.

The number of cases of melanoma that are diagnosed yearly has been increasing at a rate greater than any other cancer. Some of this may be due to a greater awareness of the disease in the general population, as well as increased screening by doctors.

It is important that melanoma is identified early because it is a very treatable disease if caught early. In fact, the majority of melanoma cases that are diagnosed yearly are at a very early stage and can be managed with surgery alone. Therefore, any mole that has changed or any new, abnormal appearing skin lesions should be promptly evaluated by a physician.

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 Vitamin D Prevents Cancer: Is it True? Interview with Dr. Cedric Garland (Video 29 mins)

In a new study, researchers at UCSD School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center used a complex computer prediction model to determine that intake of vitamin D3 and calcium would prevent 58,000 new cases of breast cancer and 49,000 new cases of colorectal cancer annually in the US and Canada. The researchers' model also predicted that 75% of deaths from these cancers could be prevented with adequate intake of vitamin D3 and calcium. Join Dr. Cedric Garland PhD, lead researcher, and Carole Baggerly with GrassrootsHealth as they discuss these findings and the proposed actions.

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 Vitamin D: Diabetes and Colon Cancer in the Japanese Population (Video 28 mins)

In this program, Tetsuya Mizoue, MD, PhD, talks about vitamin D, diabetes and colon cancer in the Japanese population. Dr Mizoue is from The Department of Epidemiology and International Health, Research Institute, International Medical Center of Japan, Tokyo, Japan

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 D-Lightful Vitamin D: Bone & Muscle Health and Prevention of Autoimmune and Chronic Diseases (Video 58 mins)

In this program, Michael Holick, PhD, MD, discusses vitamin D relating to bone and muscle health and the prevention of autoimmune and chronic diseases. Dr Holick if Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine.

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 Vitamin D Deficiency: Analysis and Approach in a Comprehensive Cancer Center (Video 27 mins)

In this program, Donald Trump, MD, discusses what has been learned about vitamin D deficiency from studying cancer patients. Dr Trump is Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo.

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 Skin Cancer/Sunscreen - the Dilemma (Video 45 mins)

In this program, Edward Gorham, PhD, discusses the dilemma of skin cancer and sunscreen use. Dr. Edward Gorham is a research epidemiologist at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) and an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at UCSD.

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 Dose-Response of Vitamin D and a Mechanism for Cancer Prevention (Video 40 mins)

In this program, Cedric Garland, Dr. P.H., discusses the expected vitamin D serum level for cancer prevention.

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 Oncology 101 and Colon Cancer in 2008 (Video 86 mins)

Dr. Andrew Ko of the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center explores how research and advances in technologies are impacting clinical care of colon cancer. Ko's research is in the development of new treatment strategies, including molecularly targeted therapies, for patients with gastrointestinal malignancies.

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 Genes and the Microenvironment: Two Faces of Breast Cancer (Video 81 mins)

In this April 21, 2008 Berkeley Lab event, a dynamic panel of Berkeley Lab scientists highlight breast cancer research advances related to susceptibility, early detection, prevention, and therapy a biological systems approach to tackling the disease from the molecular and cellular levels, to tissues and organs, and ultimately the whole individual. ??Joe Gray, Berkeley Lab Life Sciences Division Director, explores how chromosomal abnormalities contribute to cancer and respond to gene-targeted therapies.??Mina Bissell, former Life Sciences Division Director, approaches the challenge of breast cancer from the breast's three dimensional tissue microenvironment and how the intracellular "conversation" triggers malignancies.??Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff, Deputy Director, Life Sciences Division, identifies what?exposure to ionizing radiation can tell us about how normal tissues suppress carcinogenesis. ??The panel is moderated by Susan M. Love, breast cancer research pioneer,?author, President and Medical Director of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation.


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 Molecular Biology and Cancer Introduction (Video 111 mins)

Guest lecturer Ana Corbacho introduces molecular biology and ways of modifying organisms genetically. Guest lecturer Frank Chuang explores cancer biology and intersection of biophotonics techniques with cancer in this UC Davis course.

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 Cancer Biology and Cancer Medicine (97 mins)

April 9, 2008 presentation by Nobel laureate Harold Varmus for the Stanford School of Medicine Medcast lecture series. ??Nobel laureate Harold Varmus discusses the intersection of cancer biology and cancer medicine. Varmus, president of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, earned his Nobel Prize for discovering retroviral oncogenes that can cause cancer. That work changed the way people thought about cancer: Rather than being a disease caused by environmental exposure, it could result from mutations in specific genes. Now, much cancer research and the search for therapeutics focus on genetic changes in cancer.

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 Repairing DNA: Put Best Defense Against Cancer (Video 55 mins)

REPAIRING DNA: PUT BEST DEFENSE AGAINST CANCER (Video 55 mins)
Cancer occurs when a single cell in the body stops performing its normal function and grows out of control. Damage to DNA can lead to permanent changes, called mutations, which can result in cancerous growth. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientist John Hinz explores how cells repair DNA, the consequences of unrepaired DNA damage, and the fates of individuals born without DNA repair proteins.

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 Dr Mercola Interview with Dr Nicholas Gonzalez (Video 107mins)

Dr. Nick Gonzalez is a physician focused on alternative cancer treatment using a three-pronged nutritional approach. Located in New York City, hes had remarkable success treating patients with some of the most lethal forms of cancer that conventional medicine cannot effectively address.

For practitioners who treat cancer patients this is an invaluable and insightful discussion of Dr Gonzalez approach to the treatment of many different forms of cancer.

Biolab encourages those practitioners who treat patients with cancer to review Dr Gonzalezs work if they have not already done so by clicking here.

PDF transcript of the above interview (with several mis-transcriptions included) can be found here.

Dr Gonzalezs website can be found here: www.dr-gonzalez.com.

Interesting case reports of patients with varying types of cancer can be found here.

Further recordings of Dr Gonzalezs lecture can be obtained from New Spring Press at the following website: http://www.newspringpress.com/lectures.html