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Which Foods and Supplements to Avoid for EGFR+ Glioblastoma?

Sep 9, 2021

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No two cancers are the same and neither should your nutrition be. When diagnosed with cancer or at risk of cancer – one immediate question is “What Should I Eat Differently Starting Now?” and “Which Supplements Should I Take and Avoid”. The answer is “It Depends”. It depends on which genetic mutations your tests identified. It depends on which cancer, which ongoing treatments and supplements. It depends on your age, weight, height, lifestyle, allergies and habits. The answer to “What Should I Eat Differently” and “Which Supplements Should I Take and Avoid” for EGFR+ Glioblastoma also requires understanding of how the food and supplements included in your diet manipulate the molecular pathways which are relevant for cancer and interactions with your treatment.

Internet search to find answers will never be personalized to your cancer type such as EGFR+ Glioblastoma and lifestyle conditions. Cancers are driven by biochemical pathways and therefore the answers to nutrition questions have to be based on molecular science irrespective of whether one understands it or not.  

For example foods like Tomato and Bamboo are recommended when undergoing Temozolomide treatment for EGFR+ Glioblastoma. But Cluster Bean and Butter are recommended when treatment changes to Radiation. 

Similarly DIM supplements are recommended with Temozolomide treatment for EGFR+ Glioblastoma. But Ashwagandha supplements are recommended when treatment changes to Radiation. So always personalize your nutrition to your cancer gene mutations and other factors.



What is EGFR+ Glioblastoma?

EGFR+ Glioblastoma is one of the different subtypes of Glioblastoma. In this subtype of Glioblastoma, mutations and overexpression of a gene called EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) are detected. The defects or aberrations or mutations in this gene can either drive cancer (tumor promoters) or remove brakes on cancer progression (tumor suppressors).  EGFR gene mutations are prevalent in the cancer- Glioblastoma. You can visit NIH for information on the prevalence of genetic mutations across cancers. (Reference: Steven N Hart et al, Hum Mutat,. 2020)

Diet for EGFR+ Glioblastoma

Why Are Some Foods Recommended in the Diet for EGFR+ Glioblastoma?

Foods and Supplements contain different active ingredients which manipulate different molecular pathways relevant to cancers such as EGFR+ Glioblastoma. Genetic mutations and cancer conditions cause specific molecular pathways to become disrupted. Hence, those foods and supplements are recommended which do not disrupt those molecular pathways further and instead reverse the disruption. For EGFR+ Glioblastoma, cancer pathways or processes like NFKB Signaling, MYC Signaling, Cell Cycle, Heat Stress Response, Hypoxia, Glucocorticoid Signaling, Cholesterol Metabolism, Angiogenesis, Inflammation, DNA Repair, Replication Stress, RAS-RAF Signaling, Focal Adhesion, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling, Notch Signaling, TGFB Signaling, Stem Cell Signaling, Microtubule Dynamics, MAPK Signaling, Small Molecule Transport, Growth Factor Signaling, Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics, Cytoskeletal Dynamics, Cell Survival, Post Translational Modification, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition, Extracellular Matrix Remodelling, Oxidative Stress, JAK-STAT Signaling and Hedgehog Signaling get disrupted. Choose those foods and supplements which contain active ingredients which cancel the molecular pathways disruption. Those supplements which interact with the treatments and disrupt the cancer molecular pathways further should be avoided.

The nutrition/diet for cancer such as EGFR+ Glioblastoma depends on the type of cancer, treatments and supplements being taken (if any), age, gender, BMI, lifestyle and any genetic information available. 

Example Foods to Eat with Temozolomide treatment for EGFR+ Glioblastoma

Foods and Supplements to take and avoid for EGFR+ Glioblastoma

Recommended Foods

Tomato: Tomato contains active ingredients like Glucaric Acid, Citric Acid and Lupeol. For EGFR+ Glioblastoma, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Glucaric Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Tomato are recommended as part of diet along with treatment Temozolomide for EGFR+ Glioblastoma.

Bamboo: Bamboo contains active ingredients like Beta-sitosterol, Citric Acid and Linoleic Acid. For EGFR+ Glioblastoma, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Beta-sitosterol manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Bamboo are recommended as part of diet along with treatment Temozolomide for EGFR+ Glioblastoma.

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Kale:  Kale contains active ingredients like Folic Acid, Linoleic Acid and Indole-3-carbinol. For EGFR+ Glioblastoma, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Folic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Kale when undergoing Temozolomide treatment for EGFR+ Glioblastoma.

Spinach:  Spinach contains active ingredients like Citric Acid, Linoleic Acid and Folic Acid. For EGFR+ Glioblastoma, along with other pathways, Oxidative Stress is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Citric Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like Oxidative Stress so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Spinach when undergoing Temozolomide treatment for EGFR+ Glioblastoma.

Which Supplements To Avoid with Temozolomide treatment for EGFR+ Glioblastoma?

Unlike foods, supplements are high concentrations of active ingredients and hence important to understand the interactions with Temozolomide treatment for EGFR+ Glioblastoma.

Feverfew: Feverfew contains active ingredients Centaureidin and Parthenolide. For EGFR+ Glioblastoma, along with other pathways, Oxidative Stress and Angiogenesis are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Centaureidin manipulates the molecular pathways like Oxidative Stress and Angiogenesis so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Feverfew supplements when undergoing Temozolomide treatment for EGFR+ Glioblastoma.

Vitamin B2: For EGFR+ Glioblastoma, along with other pathways, Oxidative Stress and NFKB Signaling are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Vitamin B2 manipulates the molecular pathways like Oxidative Stress and NFKB Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Vitamin B2 supplements when undergoing Temozolomide treatment for EGFR+ Glioblastoma.

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Temozolomide treatment for EGFR+ Glioblastoma?

DIM:  For EGFR+ Glioblastoma, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and Oxidative Stress are also disrupted and drive the cancer. DIM (Diindolylmethane) manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and Oxidative Stress so as to cancel these disruptions. Hence DIM supplements are recommended with Temozolomide treatment for EGFR+ Glioblastoma.

Curcumin:  For EGFR+ Glioblastoma, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and Oxidative Stress are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Curcumin manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and Oxidative Stress so as to cancel these disruptions.  Hence Curcumin supplements are recommended with Temozolomide treatment for EGFR+ Glioblastoma.

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Example Foods to Eat with Radiation treatment for EGFR+ Glioblastoma

Recommended Foods

Cluster Bean: Cluster Bean contains active ingredients like Stigmasterol, Citric Acid and Linoleic Acid. For EGFR+ Glioblastoma, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Stigmasterol manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Cluster Bean are recommended along with treatment Radiation for EGFR+ Glioblastoma.

Butter: Butter contains active ingredients like Daidzein, Linoleic Acid and Butyric Acid. For EGFR+ Glioblastoma, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Daidzein manipulates the molecular pathways like PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Butter are recommended along with treatment Radiation for EGFR+ Glioblastoma.

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Wild Leek:  Wild Leek contains active ingredients like Folic Acid, Vitamin C and Retinol. For EGFR+ Glioblastoma, along with other pathways, RAS-RAF Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Folic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like RAS-RAF Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Wild Leek when undergoing Radiation treatment for EGFR+ Glioblastoma.

Honey:  Honey contains active ingredients like Pinostrobin. For EGFR+ Glioblastoma, along with other pathways, Oxidative Stress is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Pinostrobin manipulates the molecular pathways like Oxidative Stress so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Honey when undergoing Radiation treatment for EGFR+ Glioblastoma.

Which Supplements To Avoid with Radiation treatment for EGFR+ Glioblastoma?

Unlike foods, supplements are high concentrations of active ingredients and hence important to understand the interactions with Radiation treatment for EGFR+ Glioblastoma.

Nutmeg:  Nutmeg contains active ingredients Beta-caryophyllene, Beta-sitosterol and Butyric Acid. For EGFR+ Glioblastoma, along with other pathways, Oxidative Stress and Angiogenesis are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Beta-caryophyllene manipulates the molecular pathways like Oxidative Stress and Angiogenesis so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Nutmeg supplements when undergoing Radiation treatment for EGFR+ Glioblastoma.

Parsley:  Parsley contains active ingredients Apigenin, Apiole and Bergapten. For EGFR+ Glioblastoma, along with other pathways, Oxidative Stress and Angiogenesis are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Apigenin manipulates the molecular pathways like Oxidative Stress and Angiogenesis so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Parsley supplements when undergoing Radiation treatment for EGFR+ Glioblastoma.

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Radiation treatment for EGFR+ Glioblastoma?

Ashwagandha:  Ashwagandha contains active ingredients Withaferin A. For EGFR+ Glioblastoma, along with other pathways, Oxidative Stress and Angiogenesis are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Withaferin A manipulates the molecular pathways like Oxidative Stress and Angiogenesis so as to cancel these disruptions. Hence Ashwagandha supplements are recommended with Radiation treatment for EGFR+ Glioblastoma.

Caffeine:  For EGFR+ Glioblastoma, along with other pathways, Angiogenesis and Cholesterol Metabolism are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Caffeine manipulates the molecular pathways like Angiogenesis and Cholesterol Metabolism so as to cancel these disruptions.  Hence Caffeine supplements are recommended with Radiation treatment for EGFR+ Glioblastoma.

In Conclusion

Nutrition/diet which includes food and nutritional supplements is an effective tool which is controlled by you, while facing cancer such as EGFR+ Glioblastoma.

What food you eat and which supplements you take is a decision you make. Your decision should include consideration of the cancer gene mutations, which cancer, ongoing treatments and supplements, any allergies, lifestyle information, weight, height and habits.

The nutrition planning for cancer from addon is not based on internet searches. It automates the decision making for you based on molecular science implemented by our scientists and software engineers. Irrespective of whether you care to understand the underlying biochemical molecular pathways or not - for nutrition planning for cancer that understanding is needed.

Get started NOW with your nutrition planning by answering questions on the name of cancer, genetic mutations, ongoing treatments and supplements, any allergies, habits, lifestyle, age group and gender.

Foods to Eat After Cancer Diagnosis!

No two cancers are the same. Go beyond the common nutrition guidelines for everyone and make personalized decisions about food and supplements with confidence.


Cancer patients often have to deal with different chemotherapy side effects which affect their quality of life and look out for alternative therapies for cancer. Taking the right nutrition and supplements based on scientific considerations (avoiding guesswork and random selection) is the best natural remedy for cancer and treatment related side-effects.


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