Eating Away at Cancer

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In this TED Talk, William Li talks about how blood vessels grow -- and how eating different foods affects cancer growth. Li explains how cancer starts without a blood supply, and how blood vessel growth provides cancers with nutrition, causing them to grow and get out of control. Li suggests that if you can control new blood vessel growth, tumors can't grow.

Discussed: angiogenesis, the nature of cancer, "harmless cancers," anti-angiogenic therapy, Avastin (an anti-angiogenic drug), extending cancer survival in dogs and other animals, anti-angiogenic foods, Resveratrol, tea and soy and other foods, and how drugs and foods can work together in fighting cancer.

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July 19, 2010 - 1:18pm
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