How Does Sugar Intake Affect Cancer?


Researchers may be in a position to explain how sugar intake might affect cancer. They have reported that it’s converted to a type of sugar known as fructose. Tests done on mice show the mechanism in which it happens. Cancer researchers have published in medical journals that people who eat a lot of sugar are at risk of breast cancer. The research conducted by Lorenzo Cohen of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is one of the biggest proofs of how eating sugar can result in cancer.

Research Results on how Sugar Intake Affects Cancer

Additional evidence from a growing body of science shows that Western-style lifestyle is a major risk for various types of cancer. Research shows that two–thirds of cancer cases result from poor lifestyle choices like the use of tobacco, lack of exercise and unhealthy diet. Refined sugar is also a culprit.

sugar consumption

The average American consumes between 150 and 170 pounds of sugar a year. Sugar consumption has increased 17 times from the 1980’s. Some sugars are vital nutrients used by the body in the form of glucose to generate energy. Cohen’s research found that fructose affects the body’s metabolic pathway or process known as 12-LOX which help in cell metastasize or spread. He also added that most cancer patients don’t die of their primary tumor but die of metastatic disease.

Effects of Sugar Intake on Cancer

The Cohen research team reported that diets high in starch also contribute to breast cancer. Mice who ate a starch-dominant diet had a higher incidence of breast cancer. Cohen’s group investigated whether the two components, starch, and sugar, made any difference since the body processed them differently. They found out that glucose is handled by the pancreas and other body organs while fructose is processed more by the liver. They discovered that when the mice ate more fructose, their tumors grew larger and faster.

This report stresses the fact that cancer patients must reduce their intake of sugar. Sugar is addictive and can be difficult to take out of the diet. One way of removing sugar is to participate in a sugar detox program. The “21 Day Detox Program” is an excellent way to be successful in removing toxins from the body.

Effects of Sweetened Drinks and Refined Sugar on Growth of Tumors

This study supports other findings that revealed that pancreas tumors thrive on fructose. Fructose has higher effects on metastasis process compared to glucose. Any sugar increases tumor growth, but fructose has a higher rate. Like oxygen, too much is toxic, but a little is vital. Fruits provide fructose mixed with fiber and other nutrients.

Sweetened drinks are a large source of sugar in the western diet. They only provide sugar with no other nutrients. Health officials, therefore, advise people to consume less refined sugar.


We should all eat less sugar. If we are diagnosed with cancer, it is even more imperative to reduce processed sugar in our diet.

Posted in Cancer | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Recap of the Asian Clinical Society 2016 Meeting

Bridging the Gap – Conference Theme

The 12th Asia Clinical Oncology Society conference happened in New Delhi, India on April 8th, 2016.

The meeting showcased radiology oncology, cancer treatment and disease research in Asia. The central theme of the conference was to provide a cancer free globe by “Bridging the Gap.” The meeting discussed major concerns like diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases related to organ cancer and innovative techniques.

Programs were presented based on oncology administration, innovative procedures, and investigation of new ideas. Other discussions of the conference comprised of prevention, statistics, epidemiology, multidisciplinary management that is, patient care, and radiotherapy among others.

World Collaboration

Experts from all over the world came together to discover the latest findings on Oncology. The top cancer researchers which included scientists, doctors, and professors had their names recognized in this three consecutive days meeting. The meeting had up-to-date renovations, improvements, experimental trials and broadly acclaimed speakers.

Meeting Proceedings

The meeting began with an opening speech given by the Keynote sessions followed by addresses provided by both individuals from the Keynote discussion and Honorable guest.

Some of the experts who gave presentations were:

1. Dr. Chieko Kai of the University of Tokyo in Japan
2. Dr. Fazlul H Sarkar of Wayne State University from the United States of America
3. Dr. Mauricio Camus of the Potential Catholic the University of Chile
4. Dr. Ivy Chung of University of Malaysa
5. Dr. Michael Bilous of the University of Sydney in Australia
6. Dr. Chieko Kai of the University of Tokyo in Japan

Conference Success


Based on reviews of ACOS2016, the conference was a triumph.
The meeting brought together experts from all over the world for discussion and knowledge sharing. Asia has oncology issues as other parts of the world. Learning more about what other countries are doing can only ensure success for all oncology professionals.

Posted in Conference | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

History of the Asian Clinical Oncologist Society

About ACOS


The Asian Clinical Oncology Society was founded in1991. The first conference took place in Japan (Osaka) on 10/16/1991. Dr. Tetsuo Taguchi was the first leader, a Professor Emeritus of Osaka University. The Asia Clinical Oncology was committed to developing scientific oncology knowledge and taking care of cancer patients.

The conference is scheduled to occur every two years.  There have been ten meetings since 1991 held in different countries.  The society is composed of 19 Asian participant countries.  The current active members include Iran, Taipei, Indonesia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Nepal, Korea, Sri Lank, Taiwan, Japan, Viet Nam, Hong Kong, China, Bangladesh, China, Malaysia, India, and Pakistan.

Past Presidents of ACOS

The first leader of the society was Tetsuo Taguchi of University of Osaka from 1991 to 2001. He was succeeded by Jin P Kim of Seoul from 2001 to 2003. The third president was Yan Sun of Chinese Academy of Medical Science from 2003 to 2010. The current chairperson of the society is Shigetoyo SAJI of Gifu University sworn in from 2010.

Sites of the Conferences

One of the charters of the Society is to host meetings all over the world, to give attendees access to difference focuses and venues. Following is a list of past meetings:

• 1991 – Osaka, Japan led by Tetsuo Taguchi
• 1993 – Bangkok, Thailand chaired by Dr. S. Puribhat
• 1996 – Kunming, China led by Yan Sun
• 1999 – Bali, Indonesia presided by Evert D.C. Poetiray.
• 2001 – Taipei, Taiwan led by Jacqueline Whang-Peng
• 2003 – Seoul, Korea overseen by Jin-Pok Kim
• 2006 – Beijing, China chaired by Yan Sun
• 2008 – Manila, Phillippines led by Antonio H. Villanlon
• 2010 – Gifu, Japan by Professor Shgetoyo Saji
• 2012 – Seoul, Korea headed by Professor Kyung Sam Cho
• 2014 – Taipei, Taiwan by Professor Tsang-Wu Liu
• 2016 – New Delhi, India led by Dr. Sanjeev Misra

Purpose of the ACOS conferences

medical conference

The fundamental objective of the conference is to unite people on a shared platform. The meetings provide clinical oncologists in Asian countries presentations, experiments, and cancer management. Also, recent progress on research from the workshop to the practical application is vital to educate oncology professional on cancer therapy. The conferences are essential in keeping doctors and medical workers current on state of the art oncology findings.

ACOS believes that cancer research and treatments are in a phase of fast, substantial progress in Western countries as well as Asian countries. It is therefore advisable for doctors in Asia to connect with the investigators and surgical oncologist through the Asia Clinical Oncology Society.

Posted in ACOS | Tagged , , | Leave a comment