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Researchers Use Nutritional Supplement to Shrink Breast Cancer Tumors

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Over 2,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and more than 400 die from the disease (Singapore Cancer Registry annual report 2018). One in 13 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime.

A diagnosis of breast cancer is traumatic and life-altering for women and their loved ones. This potentially deadly disease is often treated by surgical removal of the breast cancer tumor followed by chemotherapy. Side effects associated with chemotherapy can be severe and tumor recurrence may result in a shortened lifespan for vulnerable women.

In an encouraging development, researchers from ...