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Warning threat worldwide increase in the number of cancer patients should be a warning to the government to improve the overall health policy . Otherwise , the state will bear the double burden of cancer and communities to overcome poverty and development requires huge capital.

Professor of the Faculty of Public Health of the University of Indonesia in Jakarta Hasbullah Thabrany , Friday ( 9/9) , said the new policy to prevent cancer 10-20 years to take effect . This is not in accordance with the political system that only five years . As a result , leaders are busy thinking about their interests and forget the fate of the nation in the future.

World Wide Fund for Cancer Research ( WCRF ), based in the UK , Wednesday ( 7/9) , reminiscent of the sharp increase in overall cancer by 20 percent over the last 10 years. Each year, the number of new cancer patients reached 12 million people. A total of 2.8 million cases related to diet , lack of exercise and obesity.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has also warned , cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide . Cancer deaths to 7.6 million people ( 13 percent) of all-cause mortality in 2008. Cancer deaths in 2030 about 11 million people. As much as 70 percent of cancer deaths occur in low-and middle-income countries , such as Indonesia.

According Hasbullah , government policies that would trigger a wave of cancer among other massive subsidies for fossil fuels and reluctance to accelerate the development of public transport safe and comfortable. Both policies encourage people to have a personal vehicle that will increase pollution and make people less physical activity .

Other risk factors for cancer are cigarette. Set the government's indecision makes people exposed to secondhand smoke.

Public education to encourage people to eat healthy foods and eating less fiber . This public service announcement with a less vigorous advertising fast food increases the risk of cancer.

Chairman of the Indonesian Cancer Foundation , Nila Djuwita Moeloek , say, Indonesia does not have accurate data on cancer patients .

In addition to the development of more environmentally friendly , Nila recalled , was quickly realized that the system of health financing in order to protect the entire community. Cost constraints that make people with cancer more resigned lower middle economic groups.

" The national social security system that can protect all citizens and managed the trust must be achieved ," said Hasbullah .


Contraceptives reduce the risk of ovarian cance

Oral contraceptives have long been known to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer for its users. However, recent studies indicate all kinds of contraceptives , even vasectomy also provide similar benefits.

After comparing women with ovarian cancer and healthy women , researchers found women on contraception , whether taking birth control pills, the binding of the cervix , IUD , barriers , or vasectomy for men also get the benefit of reducing the risk of ovarian cancer by 65 percent methods.

In the United States , more than 21,000 women with ovarian cancer in 2010 and 14,000 will die from this disease. An estimated 1.4 percent of women will develop cancer in their lives.

Contraceptive use is known to lower the risk of ovarian cancer , researchers at the University of Texas School of Public Health examined the types of contraception that offer protection against the disease.

The team led Dr.Roberta Ness was then interviewed 869 women with ovarian cancer in 1179 and not the history of contraceptive use are selected. Most women who choose to wear the spacing of pregnancies naturally non-hormonal contraceptives such as avoiding sex during fertile or offline .

As expected , women had to choose a method of birth control pills or the binding of the cervix is less affected by ovarian cancer . But it was not suspected it was also found in women who use an IUD ( coil KB ) . Even 50 percent lower risk.

Experts suspect semen can cause inflammation in the female reproductive organs and long term , this type of ovarian cancer trigger . That is why all the methods that reduce exposure to semen , vasectomy , IUD and so on , which could prevent inflammation.

Birth control pills also reduce the risk of inflammation, because this type of contraception reduces the number of ovulation. Each ovulation will increase the inflammation process .

Most experts believe that it is not enough research to prove the benefits of vasectomy methods to prevent ovarian cancer . So far , the results of the study are consistent with a link between oral contraceptives reduces the risk of ovarian cancer .


Ovarian cancer ( ovarian ) is a kind of rare but often fatal disease and can strike at any time in the life of a woman.

Until recently, ovarian cancer is known as the "silent killer" because it usually is not discovered any symptoms until it is known to have spread to other parts of the body . But now researchers have found that the symptoms associated with ovarian cancer may help in early detection.

Experts at Northwestern Memorial says the best protection is prevention methods , understand the risks and recognize possible signs of ovarian cancer .

"Currently, there is no reliable screening test to identify early ovarian cancer . Important for women to get healthy, and immediately go to the doctor if there is a change in their body ," said Diljeet Singh , MD, a gynecologic oncologist and Director of the prevention Program , Northwestern Memorial Hospital ovarian Cancer early Detection and .

Screening for ovarian cancer early because it will improve the survival of a person for five years , which was 30 percent to over 90 percent. But the symptoms of ovarian cancer , often similar to other conditions making it difficult to recognize.

Singh said that women should be aware of possible warning signs that include abdominal bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain , difficulty eating or feeling full quickly , urinary disorders and increasing the size of the stomach.

Singh said that if women experience symptoms is important in every day for two to three weeks , it is recommended to consult your doctor immediately.

Although the symptoms are not obvious , but there are factors that may be able to develop the disease , including carrying a BRCA gene mutation , there is a history of breast cancer or a family history of cancer ovarian over age 45 and obesity . In women at high risk, it is recommended to begin screening at age 20 to 25 years.

According sigh, there are several strategies for monitoring women at risk for ovarian cancer , among others, by clinical examination, ultrasound and physical blood tests every six months . "The purpose of this program is to help women understand their personal risks more equally to help develop methods of prevention and early detection ," he said .

Studies show that there is a way to reduce the risk of contracting the disease from a woman. Women who use birth control pills for at least five years, three times less likely to get cancer of the ovary. In addition, a permanent form of birth control such as tubal ligation is known to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by 50 percent .

" A diet rich in fruits and vegetables , exercise regularly , maintain a normal body weight and stress management is one way for women to help reduce the risk of ovarian cancer ," he said .


already found, Virus Busters Cancer Cells

Research to find a cure for cancer continues to be done by experts from around the world. Now present a speck of hope for cancer patients after the discovery of a single type of virus by scientists in Europe.

In its latest study , researchers from the life - Faculty of Life Sciences , University of Copenhagen in Denmark found that the vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV ) has great potential not already well known . The virus has two large capacity that is, to kill cancer cells while inhibiting the expression of specific molecules of the type of cancer cells that are hidden on the immune system.

According to the researchers , some types of cancer cells are known to express both liquid immunostimulatory molecules , blocking the immune system's ability to recognize and allow these cells progress to cancer

Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV ) is a rhabdovirus . This virus comes from the same family with the rabies virus , and causes a disease similar to foot and mouth disease in cattle.

" The overexpression seen in cancer types such as melanoma , testicular cancer , ovarian cancer and certain types of leukemia significantly impairs the immune system, thus reducing the chances of recovery of the patient ," Soren Skov , Associate Professor of immunology LIFE.

Skov was the leader of a research team that has just launched a major EU project to study the potential to improve the treatment of cancer by strengthening the immune system. As part of his research is published in the Journal of Virology, the researchers infected human cancer cells with VSV .

" We have shown that the virus (VSV ) to kill cancer cells The results also show that VSV is very effective in inhibiting the production of immunostimulatory molecules - . Acting destroys the immune system, and thus allow a person to survive , "says Skov .


Skov evaluate these results as a clear breakthrough and a huge leap towards better cancer treatment, in which the immune system will be able to stop the development of cancer more effectively. Skov find hope in the future this may be an alternative to chemotherapy, tailored to each patient 's disease .

"The next step will be clinical trials in humans. Tests were conducted in the United States , "says Helle Jensen, a researcher who has conducted research in the LIFE project in collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Copenhagen and the National Veterinary Institute in the technical University of Denmark (DTU ) .


Potential cancer medicine Zaltrap Overcome Diabetes

In addition to being used for the treatment of cancer, drug Zaltrap ( aflibercept ) is also potentially be benefits to cope with diabetes , according to a new study published in the journal Nature Medicine.

Researchers say they have identified a molecular pathway or a series of interactions between proteins involved in the progression of diabetes . And it turns out , the track can be adjusted by the Zaltrap drug against cancer.

Zaltrap is a drug that has been approved in the United States and several other countries to treat advanced colorectal cancer and macular degeneration of the wet type . This drug can inhibit the vascular vessel endothelial growth factor (VEGF ), which blocks the growth of blood vessels in the tumor cells . This is what makes the cells become starved of oxygen and eventually die .

Once identified, the researchers found there are some series that connects the VEGF inhibitor protein and sugar levels in the blood.

Study researchers, Amato Giaccia , professor of cancer biology and director of radiation oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine said, proteins involved in this pathway can be used as a target for the development of a new treatment treatment of diabetes.

" We were surprised by the finding that a drug commonly used for cancer was found to have beneficial effects on diebetes ," said another researcher , Dr. Calvin Kuo, professor of medicine at the same university.

However, he added , this study was conducted in mice and often failed the test in humans. Therefore, more research is needed to confirm this.

The researchers say , VEGF inhibitors indicated that Zaltrap can affect blood sugar levels in the blood, but there is no evidence in research on humans.