Cancer Research Journal

Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2014

  • Involvement of Merkel Cell Polyomavirus in the Etiology and Pathogenesis of Merkel Cell Carcinoma: A Systematic Review

    Fernando Seiji Morais, Caio Santos Bonilha, Emerson Carraro

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 1-10
    Received: Nov. 21, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 08, 2014
    Published: Dec. 27, 2014
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Lifestyle and Cancer Risk
    Abstract: Merkel Cell Polyomavirus (MCV) is a virus belonging to the human Polyomavirus family. After its discovery and detection in approximately 80% of Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC) tumors, it has been associated with this rare and aggressive skin cancer that primarily affects elderly and immunosuppressed people. In this study, a systematic review was develo... Show More
  • New Treatments for Chagas Disease and the Relationship between Chagasic Patients and Cancers

    Viviane M. de Oliveira, Luana T. Mendes, Durinézio J. Almeida, Lucas V. B. Hoelz, Pedro H. M. Torres, Pedro Geraldo Pascutti, Guilherme Barroso L. de Freitas

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 11-29
    Received: Nov. 28, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 01, 2014
    Published: Dec. 27, 2014
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Lifestyle and Cancer Risk
    Abstract: Chagas disease is an infectious illness with a broad distribution throughout the South American and African continents, importantly influencing human morbidity and mortality and a controversial relationship with the onset of cancers, especially of the gastrointestinal tract system. In addition, it is listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as... Show More
  • Risks and Forms of Cancer Associated with Alcohol Consumption

    Rodolfo do Couto Maia

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 30-33
    Received: Nov. 28, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 06, 2014
    Published: Dec. 27, 2014
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Lifestyle and Cancer Risk
    Abstract: Although alcohol has been considered a carcinogenic agent for a long time, there still was a lot of controversy about many questions on the role of alcohol in several types of cancer. During the last few years some studies have been trying to address these many issues and the understanding about this topic has greatly increased. Some of these data ... Show More
  • Can Capsaicin Present in Food Act as Carcinogenic, Antitumor or Both

    Guilherme Barroso Langoni de Freitas, Najeh Maissar Khalil, Iara José de Messias-Reason

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 34-41
    Received: Nov. 28, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 01, 2014
    Published: Dec. 27, 2014
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Lifestyle and Cancer Risk
    Abstract: Pepper is amongst the most widely consumed spices in the world. However, what few people know, is that the pungent substance responsible for its blazing characteristic has many other biological properties, e.g. analgesic, antiinflammatory, antitumor and even carcinogenic. Several studies have discussed the antitumor and carcinogenic potential of th... Show More
  • Colorful, Cute, Attractive and Carcinogenic: The Dangers of Dyes

    Durinézio José de Almeida, Gabriela Datsch Bennemann, Camila Cristina Bianchi, Guilherme Barroso L. de Freitas

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 42-48
    Received: Nov. 29, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 03, 2014
    Published: Dec. 27, 2014
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Lifestyle and Cancer Risk
    Abstract: Azo dyes and their derivatives have been linked to cases of bladder, prostate, esophagus, rectum, stomach and ovary cancer. These dyes are quite common on food, however, several countries have revised its use and reassessed what are the acceptable concentrations of these pigments. Twilight Yellow and Tartrazine are two azo dyes allowed on food in m... Show More
  • The Risk of Relationship between Hormonal Replacement Therapy and Cancer

    Thiele Osvaldt Rosales, Iara Patrícia Albrecht, Guilherme Barroso Langoni de Freitas

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 49-56
    Received: Dec. 10, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 13, 2014
    Published: Jan. 27, 2015
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Lifestyle and Cancer Risk
    Abstract: Menopause is an endocrine condition due to the decline in ovarian activity, which occurs in all women and is characterized as a progressive hypoestrogenism. To minimize damage from lack hormonal activity, hormone replacement therapy has been developed (TRH), which is widely used around the world, often without criteria pre-established. Thus, this s... Show More
  • Oriented Physical Exercise and Sports Nutrition and the Risk of Growth of Tumours

    Bruno Tratz, Guilherme Barroso Langoni de Freitas

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-1, December 2014
    Pages: 57-63
    Received: Dec. 10, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 13, 2014
    Published: Jan. 27, 2015
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Lifestyle and Cancer Risk
    Abstract: The health and life quality of men can be preserved and improved using a regular practice of physical activities. It is well known that when properly oriented, the physical exercise can combat several diseases, e. g. cardiovascular, metabolic and even physiological, such as depression. However, the higher oxygen consumption, as well as the activati... Show More