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Multivitamins Modestly Lower Cancer Risk

Multivitamins Modestly Lower Cancer Risk | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

Daily use of a common multivitamin modestly reduced the risk for cancer in a long-term study of nearly 15,000 men.

Researchers cautioned the reduction in risk in the new study was small and that the mainstay prevention strategies against the disease remained quitting smoking, avoiding obesity, eating a healthy diet and keeping physically active.

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MIT professor proposes cancer ‘megafund’ of up to $30 billion

MIT professor proposes cancer ‘megafund’ of up to $30 billion | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

Andrew W. Lo, the hedge fund manager and MIT business professor, wants to bring Wall Street-style financial engineering to a crucial social need: curing cancer.

He is proposing an idea that would go beyond his own firm, creating a “megafund” that would flood early-stage research in cancer drugs with $30 billion. By supporting as many as 150 experimental compounds at any one time and bringing in large numbers of investors, he argues, the risk would be spread over a much larger base.

Even if just a few of the treatments prove effective, Lo estimates the fund would be profitable, earning equity investors annual returns of 7 to 10 %

Lo's fund since its start in September 2008, the fund has gained 1.7% on average per year.

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