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WatsonPROSTABLOG NZ: A leading NZ scientist has discovered a novel compound he believes will suppress the prostate cancer that is killing him.

Dr James Watson (right) – a former professor at the University of California, now back in NZ – discovered too late he has advanced cancer, so has embarked (with a fellow Kiwi scientist, who also has advanced prostate cancer) on a research project to stop his deadly disease.

He believes he has identified a treatment that will stimulate his immune system to fight the cancer, which has spread beyond his prostate.

He has decided to test the compound on himself, with the assistance of another eminent Auckland medical specialist.

His quest is driven partly by the altruism of finding a viable treatment for all men whose prostate cancer moves to a stage that defies treatment, and partly by his anger at not being diagnosed early when the disease could have been treated easily.

He saw several GPs before one offered him a PSA test, by which time his level was a lethal 987.

He and colleague Dr Richard Forster, an expert on immunology and plant biology, have set up a company to develop their discoveries.

They revealed their progress at the annual conference of the NZ Prostate Cancer Foundation in Napier.

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calcitrimJULY 31: PROSTABLOG NZ: Prostate cancer patients who think drinking calcium-fortified trim milk  is a good way to maintain health need to read this.

In fact, the calcium milk (Calci-Trim in NZ) is the last thing prostate survivors should be touching, says leading Kiwi immunologist (and cancer survivor) Dr Richard Forster.

It’s quite the wrong thing to do, he told the NZ Prostate Cancer Foundation at its annual conference.

“Get your calcium from slow-release sources – like almonds,” he says. And go for soy milk.

Read more of Dr Forster’s advice – and how he and science colleague Dr Jim Watson are working on new treatments for advanced cancer – in Prostablog soon.

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JULY 29: PROSTABLOG NZ: Don’t waste your time eating raw tomato if your aim is to stave off prostate cancer, a leading NZ scientist says.

The tomato has to be cooked to do any good, immunologist Dr Richard Forster told the NZ prostate Cancer Foundation’s annual meeting in Napier last weekend.

Watch this website for a full report soon of what Dr Forster and his colleague Dr Jim Watson have to say about avoiding and treating prostate cancer.

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JULY 26: PROSTABLOG NZ: Advice for prostate survivors – drink pinot noir red wine from a cool climate like Central Otago in NZ’s South Island, pomegranate juice and soy milk.

And eat goji berries, broccoli, and cooked/processed tomato like good old Watties tomato ketchup.

These are just a few of the tips for men with prostate cancer who are looking for a suitable diet, says one half of an eminent NZ scientific duo.

Immunologist Dr Richard Forster – who with molecular and biological scientist Dr Jim Watson has founded a company purely to develop a new immunological treatment for advanced prostate cancer – told the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s annual conference in Napier today that diet is one of the essential tools in dealing with the disease.

Both men have advanced prostate cancer which was diagnosed too late for conventional early treatment, so are devoting their considerable scientific knowledge to finding a better way to help men in their situation.

A full report on their presentation today will appear in this blog soon.

Meantime, the chart below lists their advice on diet change:

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