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August 20, 1982

Molecular Interrelations of Nutrition and Cancer

JAMA. 1982;248(7):879. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330070067038

This volume continues the long tradition of recording the presentations of the annual Symposia on Fundamental Cancer Research at the M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, University of Texas.

The relationship between nutrition and cancer has been the subject of research for many years. Recently, however, there has been a resurgence of interest, especially with respect to nutritional elements in cancer causation. The current symposium proceedings deal with an examination at the molecular level of the effect of macronutrients, particularly lipids and carbohydrates, and especially micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals. The topics discussed can be divided further as to nutritional elements studied in vivo in humans and in animals with regard to physiological effects in cancer-bearing hosts, the question of nutritional elements at the level of normal and tumor cell growth and development, and the effect of such factors on cell transformation and on the development of cancer.