Dr. David Samadii Warns That Alcohol Consumption Can Increase Cancer Risk

Many people are unaware of how lifestyle habits, such as drinking alcohol can increase the risk for cancer, says Dr. David Samadi, Chairman of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Samadi has addressed this issue in former published articles, like “The More A Man Drinks Alcohol, The Higher His Risk Of Prostate Cancer”, and “Alcohol Linked to 7 Cancers.” Several studies at Cambridge University, say drinking can permanently damage your DNA, leading to mutations.

Alcohol Metabolites Are Toxic To Cells

In a study performed at Cambridge University, researchers say Acetaldehyde, a metabolite of ethanol, is toxic and has the ability to alter the cell reproductive cycle, thus starting the formation of a tumor mass.

During the investigations, the authors of the study observed the damages of Acetaldehyde on the blood stem cells, which give rise to all the adult cells: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, dendritic cells and lymphocytes. Acetaldehyde would cause rupture and so-called rearrangement of portions of DNA within these cells. A real mutation that then reappears in all subsequent generations of cells. Dr. Samadi, an expert oncologist and urologist, warns alcohol consumption has steep risk factors.

The body does have a defense system, Dr. David Samadi points out. There are cases in which the body has a strong endogenous repair system to “repair” the damage caused to DNA, however, in other cases it shows that the body is not that efficient.

The study shows that if the body is not able to convert alcohol adequately, it can translate into an even greater risk of damage caused to DNA and thus, mutate into various types of cancer. Dr. Samadi points out, DNA repair is not perfect, so this study means that in many cases, the alcohol could still cause cancer.

As an advocate for living a healthy lifestyle, Dr. Samadi suggests everyone should be diligent in monitoring what they eat, drink and if they are getting enough exercise. A healthy lifestyle decreases the risk of developing cancer.

Dr. David Samadi has spent more than two decades delivering accurate and usable medical information. From Director at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital to Vice Chairman of Urology at Mt Sinai Hospital to his current role as Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Samadi has become one of the best known oncology urologist.

He is also the host of Sunday Housecall, which airs on Sundays at 12:30. The medical talk show offers advice and insight into a variety of diseases. In addition to his expertise, he also showcases esteemed medical panelists that offer medical news, developments and updates.

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Impact of Clay Siegall in Cancer Treatment

Clay Siegall is the co-founder, President, the Chief Executive Officer, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Seattle Genetics. Clay Siegall founded the company in 1998 after working in different medical institutions such as the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes, Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute, and BioPharmaceuticals. Dr. Siegall has a Ph.D. in Genetics and a B.S in Zoology from George Washington University and the University of Maryland respectively.

Seattle Genetics has seen massive developments under the leadership of Dr. Clay Siegall. Through his leadership, the firm was able to secure an FDA approval of its ADC product, ADCETRIS in 2011. He has also guided the company in developing antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). He has also helped make ADCETRIS a global drug through collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. Dr. Siegall has made Seattle Genetics grow into a diverse production of ADCs for the treatment of cancer.

Dr. Siegall has aided in the fight against cancer by the production of cancer vaccines and sitting in multiple cancer boards. He has helped Seattle Genetics enter multiple strategic licenses that have seeded more than $350 million.

Dr. Siegall is an author of more than 70 publications, articles and holds 15 patents. Some of his articles are discussed below.

Why are people not using a vaccine that can significantly change the lives of many people living with cancer? Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is a vaccine which was discovered over a decade ago and can prevent more than 90% of all cervical cancers, other cancers, and sexually transmitted infections. However, the vaccine has not gained popularity as it is supposed to have. To get the virus to most people around the world, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices have reduced the HPV dose from three to two for kids between 9 and 14 years.

Researchers have discovered a new machine called BrainGate2. The device allows paralyzed people to decode their thoughts and control their muscles and organs such as arms. The device operates by determining the movement which an individual wants to perform; then it electrically stimulates the muscles in the arm to perform the movement.