Nutrition Frontiers E-Newsletter

The Nutritional Science Research Group issues a quarterly electronic newsletter, Nutrition Frontiers, that highlights emerging evidence linking diet to cancer prevention and showcases recent findings about who will likely benefit most from dietary change.

Subscribe to the NutritionCancer ListNutrition Frontiers is for anyone interested in learning more about emerging science and clinical studies. Whether you are someone dealing with cancer on a personal level, or you are a student, health professional, or scientist, this newsletter can be useful to you and keep you abreast of the latest conferences, workshops, and funding opportunities in the nutrition and cancer prevention community.

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2020

An image of healthy foods, including vegetables, nuts, and eggs.
The fall issue of Nutrition Frontiers reveals a metaproteomic approach to assessing the gut microbiome, genestein’s effect on remodeling pathways to suppress kidney cancer, and neferine from lotus seeds pro-oxidant anticancer mechanisms. Meet our spotlight investigator, Dr. Terry Hartman and her research on fiber-rich foods to treat obesity and prevent colorectal cancer. Learn about hempseeds, the heart of the matter, upcoming announcements and more.

(Delivered Fall 2020)

An image of different foods that are high in Zinc.
The summer issue of Nutrition Frontiers reveals zinc’s chemopreventive activity for Barrett’s Esophagus, the nutritional environment and intestinal stem cell’s contribution to colorectal cancer, and Sirt1 signaling in astrocytes’ contribution to metabolic and reproductive regulation. Meet our spotlight investigator, Dr. Elizabeth Ryan and her research on microbial metabolism for colon chemoprevention. Learn about goji, a vision of a berry, upcoming announcements and more.

(Delivered Summer 2020)

An open bottle of Vitamin D on a table with eggs, fish, and vegetables.
This issue of Nutrition Frontiers reveals there is no association between vitamin D supplementation and colorectal adenomas or polyps risk, that SAHA and EGCG promote apoptosis in breast cancer, and how the metabolome changes in colorectal cancer survivors consuming rice bran. Meet our spotlight investigator, Dr. Chengguo Xing, and his research on kava to enhance carcinogen detoxification and reduce cancer risk. Learn about lemongrass, the fragrant healer, upcoming announcements and more.

(Delivered Spring 2020)

Image of a man holding up a glass of tomato juice.
This issue showcases how genetic variants may explain the response to tomato juice intake in men with prostate cancer, how cruciferous vegetables may inhibit growth of prostate cancer cells, and how expression of a genetic variant promotes triple negative breast cancer. Meet our spotlight investigator, Dr. Thomas Kensler, and his research on sulforaphane intake as modulators of DNA damage. Learn about sorghum, the global gluten-free grain, upcoming announcements and more.

(Delivered Winter 2020)

2019

A cup of green tea.
This issue showcases the effects of green tea on microbial metabolism, the role of omega-3s in inhibiting prostate cancer, along with sulforaphane’s effect on colorectal cancer. Meet our spotlight investigator, Dr. Kathleen Arcaro, and her research on breast milk to study modifiable biomarkers of breast cancer risk. Learn how the famed figs were a thing before refined sugar, upcoming announcements and more.

(Delivered Fall 2019)

A display of foods containing vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids.
This issue showcases results of the VITAL trial — the Vitamin D and Omega-3 Trial, along with how cooked meat carcinogens affect prostate cancer. Meet our spotlight investigator, Dr. Piyali Dasgupta, and her research on capsaicin and small cell lung cancer therapy. Learn how dandelion greens give the lion’s share of nutrients, upcoming announcements and more.

(Delivered Summer 2019)

Cups of coffee.
This issue showcases coffee, tea, caffeine and the risk of skin cancer, bitter melon’s potential as a novel pancreatic cancer chemotherapeutic agent, and sulforaphane’s effects on fatty acid metabolism. Meet our spotlight investigator, Dr. Christian Jobin, and his research on genotoxic microbial gene clusters in cancer development. Learn about jackfruit, the versatile “jack of all trades,” upcoming announcements and more.

(Delivered Spring 2019)

Image of foods high in whole grains, legumes, and fruits and vegetables.
This issue celebrates the beginning of 2019 and showcases the potential beneficial effects of a dietary pattern of whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables, the association of sugar sweetened beverages with increased prostate cancer risk, and implications of a high sugar diet in reducing neuroplasticity. Meet our spotlight investigator, Dr. Andrew T. Chan and his research on the interaction of diet with the gut microbiome and colorectal cancer. Learn about fennel, the crown of delicacy, upcoming announcements and more.

(Delivered Winter 2019)

2018

Image of a woman eating healthy foods.
This issue celebrates October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and showcases breast cancer research, including modifiable diet quality, prevention of breast cancer induced osteolytic bone resorption, and a novel mechanism for the obesity-breast cancer link. Meet our spotlight investigator, Dr. Bing Li, and his research on obesity-associated chronic inflammation and breast cancer development. Learn about Brussels sprouts, Brussels’ favorite brassica, upcoming announcements and more.

(Delivered Fall 2018)

A collection of foods high in Vitamin D.
This issue showcases vitamin D-related genetic variation and cancer risk, the therapeutic potential of zerumbone, a ginger extract, against hepatocellular cancer, and the temporal efficacy of sulforaphane-based broccoli sprouts. Meet our spotlight investigator, Dr. JoAnn Manson, and her research on nutrition and lifestyle factors related to cancer and cardiovascular disease. Learn about passion fruit, the dimpled fruit that packs in the punch, upcoming announcements and more.

(Delivered Summer 2018)

A illustration displaying gut microbial.
This issue showcases the association of gut microbial communities in premenopausal women, how high-fat, high-calorie-diet-induced obesity may increase pancreatic cancer, and the effects of calorie restriction protocols on pro-inflammatory cytokines. Meet our spotlight investigator, Dr. Purnima Kumar, and her research on black raspberries ameliorating the effects of smoking on the oral microbiome. Learn about ginger, the pungent root, upcoming announcements and more.

(Delivered Spring 2018)

An image of cruciferous vegetables
This issue showcases the chemopreventive activity of sulforaphane, how a high fat, high cholesterol diet may impact hepatocellular carcinoma, and p53 activation from benzyl isothiocyanate. Meet our spotlight investigator, Dr. John Groopman, and his research on detoxication of air pollutants with a broccoli supplement. Learn about miso, the buttery probiotic, upcoming announcements and more.

(Delivered Winter 2018)

2016

A group of women wearing pink t-shirts holding hands with their arms raised.
In this issue, we celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month by showcasing breast cancer research, including how DNA methylation influences the obesity-mortality association in breast cancer, the relationship of white adipose tissue to breast cancer risk, and the paternal diets’ effect on a daughters’ breast cancer risk. Learn about our spotlight investigator, Dr. Connie Rogers, and her research on the protective effect of exercise and weight maintenance on metastatic progression in breast cancer. Be informed of upcoming announcements and more.

(Delivered Fall 2016)

2015

This issue showcases how increased gut microbial diversity is associated with enterolignan excretion, how the plant flavone apigenin controls UVB-induced cutaneous proliferation and angiogenesis, and space radiation-associated lung injury. Plus, learn about our spotlight investigator, Chin-Yo Lin , upcoming announcements and more.

(Delivered Fall 2015)

Volume 6, Issue 2 (PDF, 198 KB) This issue showcases how rice bran modulates the microbiome, the effects of black raspberries on the immune system, and the link between high fat diet-induced obesity and skin inflammation. Learn about our spotlight investigator, Dr. Susan McMann, and her research on diet, cancer and the microbiome.

(Delivered Summer 2015)

Volume 6, Issue 1 (PDF, 101 KB) This issue showcases cruciferous vegetables — the bioavailability of sulforaphane in fresh broccoli sprouts compared with that in myrosinase-treated broccoli sprout extracts, sulforaphane and microRNA activation, and how Nrf2 modulates the anti-inflammatory properties of isothiocyanates. Learn about our spotlight investigator, Dr. Janet Novotny, and her research on cruciferous vegetables, upcoming announcements and more.

(Delivered Winter 2015)

2014

In this issue, we showcase the anti-inflammatory properties in black raspberries, retinoic acid's role in the differentiation process, and kava in lung tumorigenesis. Plus, learn about our spotlight investigator, Robert Turesky, upcoming announcements and more.

(Delivered Fall 2014)

In this issue, we showcase two recent publications about diet-gene interactions and colon cancer, and a publication that sheds light on how flaxseeds modulate miRNA in the lung. Plus, learn about our spotlight investigator, Louise Fong, announcements and more. 

(Delivered Summer 2014)

In this issue, we cover modulation of natural killer cells, and the role of omega-3 fatty acid exposure and consumption in relation to colon and prostate cancer. Plus, learn about our spotlight investigator, announcements and more.

(Delivered Spring 2014)

In this issue, we focus on the microbiome, from twins' microbiota transplanted into mice to the differences between the microbiota of obese-prone and obese-resistant rats to the links between diet and the human microbiome. Plus, learn about our spotlight investigator, announcements and more.

(Delivered Winter 2014)

2013

In this issue, you will learn about the effects of benzyl isothiocyanate on breast cancer cells, ellagic acid on the effects of estrogen oncogenic and tumor suppressor miRNA expression, a potential gene-diet interaction that affects colon cancer risk, and much more.

(Delivered Fall 2013)

In this issue, you will learn about the effects of the flavonol, isorhamnetin, on colorectal cancer, distinct pathways for apoptosis with green tea polyphenols, associations of high blood omega-3 PUFAs and much more.

(Delivered Summer 2013)

In this issue, you will learn about the effects of green tea catechins in patients with CLL, the Warburg effect on butyrate cell growth and much more. 

(Delivered Spring 2013)

In this issue, you will learn about measuring skin carotenoid status in children to determine fruit and vegetable intake, how IP6 in high fiber diets may slow the growth and progression of early stage prostate cancer, and more.

(Delivered Winter 2013)

2012

In this issue, you will learn about microRNA changes with exposure to heterocyclic amines and spinach, and the reliability of inflammatory serum markers.

(Delivered Fall 2012)

In this issue, you will learn about the jamun berry, how women, not men, who consume fish oil may be protected from colorectal cancer.

(Delivered Summer 2012)

In this issue, we highlight differences in eating broccoli and taking supplements, and the potential cancer preventive effects of walnuts.

(Delivered Spring 2012)

In this issue, we highlight a potential inflammatory biomarker, folate status and prostate cancer cell proliferation, and plant RNAs found in mammals,

(Delivered Winter 2012)

2011

In this issue, we highlight emergying research on vitamin D, black raspberries and cancer prevention, along with outstanding scientists, upcoming events and a recent Star from the Stars in Nutrition & Cancer lecture series.

(Delivered Fall 2011)

In this issue, we highlight emerging research on estrogen and folate metabolism, along with outstanding scientists, and upcoming events.

(Delivered Summer 2011)

In this issue, we highlight emerging research on folate and sulforaphane, along with outstanding scientists, and upcoming events.

(Delivered Spring 2011)

In this issue, find out how a vitamin D metabolite functions in cancer prevention, and a new application of a spectroscopic method to help us assess fruit and vegetable intake.

(Delivered Winter 2011)

2010

In this issue, find out about the benefits of green tea polyphenols for men with prostate cancer, how cruciferous vegetables work to suppress cancer cells, and NCI nutrition grants.

(Delivered Fall 2010)

In this issue, learn about the latest on polymorphisms and breast density, and curcumin's radiosensitizing properties.

(Delivered Summer 2010)

In this newsletter, we highlight the influence of folate & vitamin B12 on cervical cancer risk in a post-folate fortification era, and evidence of n-3 fatty acids influencing epigenetic mechanisms such as microRNA expression.

(Delivered Spring 2010)

In this newsletter, we hope to highlight some of the emerging research on nutrition and cancer prevention and showcase the scientists behind the research.

(Delivered Winter 2010)