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Researchers at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center are integrating “big data“ related to multiple cancer risk factors to predict cancer occurrence and to help reduce risk in susceptible populations. (Illustration/iStock)

To prevent cancer, USC researchers look beyond traditional risk factors

Big data studies in diverse populations will offer new insights into cancer risk and help USC investigators target outreach, screening and prevention efforts.

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Scientists from USC and the IFOM Cancer Institute in Milan studied whether a fasting-mimicking diet could complement high-dose vitamin C tumor-fighting action by creating an environment that would be unsustainable for cancer cells but safe for normal cells. (Photo/iStock)

Fasting plus vitamin C proves effective for hard-to-treat cancers

A USC study found that a combination of a fasting-mimicking diet plus vitamin C delayed tumor progression and even caused disease regression in mice.