For every milestone in cancer research, there are countless men and women to thank. Through their creativity and dogged determination, people have hope in preventing, living with, even curing some forms of cancer.
Here are just a few of the milestones in the war on cancer, and some of the researchers who made them:
There is no evidence that you can prevent prostate cancer. But you may be able to lower your risk.
A diet that helps maintain a healthy weight may reduce your risk for prostatecancer. The American Cancer Society recommends:
Limiting high-fat foods
Cutting back on red meats, especially processed meats such as hot dogs, bologna, and certain lunch meats
Eating at least 2-1/2 cups of fruits and vegetables each day
Healthy food choices also include bread, cereals, rice, pasta, and beans...
1955 Researcher finds that the male hormone testosterone and the female hormone estrogen drive the growth of prostate and breast cancers, respectively. Research receives the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1966. Learn more about the causes of
Among those visionary breast cancer researchers: Bernard Fisher, MD, director of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, and Umberto Veronesi, MD, researcher with the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, Italy. Both launched long-term studies of these techniques.