Notes from the Field

AICR-supported scientists come from universities, research centers and universities across the country. Here are some of their stories.

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Study: Overweight Girls at Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer Decades Later
Girls who are overweight as young children and teens may face increased risk for colorectal cancer decades later, regardless of what they weigh as adults, suggests a new study partially published by AICR.

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Heat, Shape and Type: Increasing Lycopene Absorption
Eating a raw tomato provides plenty of lycopene, along with other phytochemicals and nutrients. As studies continue to look at the link between lycopene-containing foods and cancer risk, a food scientist shares the latest research on ways to get the...

Rosemarie Schmandt, PhD
Scientist in the Spotlight: Rosemarie Schmandt
An avid runner, Rosemarie Schmandt, PhD, combines her passion for exercise with her professional interest in cancer prevention. Now, in an AICR-funded study, she is investigating how exercise may slow ovarian tumor growth by affecting a protein produced by visceral...

Can Walnuts Help to Prevent Colon Cancer?
Research suggests that eating walnuts may help to prevent breast and possibly prostate cancers, or slow their progression. Now AICR is funding research on the possibility that walnuts may help ward off colorectal cancer as well.

Scientist in the Spotlight: Bryan Fuchs, PhD
The many studies investigating green tea and its phytochemical epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) to protect against cancers have so far found potential, but nothing conclusive. For liver cancer and green tea, Bryan Fuchs, PhD, an AICR grantee, is one of the...

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