An innovative study with breast cancer survivors, entitled RX For Better Breast Health, is underway at the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center.
The study, funded by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, focuses on learning how certain foods with disease-fighting properties may reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.
The research is being led by Dr. Amelie Ramirez, P.H., professor and director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio.
The study’s co-principal is Dr. Michael Wargovich, a professor of molecular medicine and holder of the Cancer Center Council’s Distinguished Chair in Oncology.
“Science has taught us that eating certain types of foods can benefit health, and we want to see how a diet of these foods can impact breast cancer survivors,” explained Wargovich.
Examples of healthy, anti-inflammatory foods are deep marine fish, dark leafy green vegetables, bright multi-colored vegetables, black and green teas, and many spices and herbs, according to Wargovich.