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Which Foods and Supplements to Avoid for NRAS+ Melanoma?

Oct 16, 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 NRAS+ Melanoma 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 NRAS+ Melanoma 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 Squash are recommended when undergoing Binimetinib treatment for NRAS+ Melanoma. Similarly Andrographis supplements are recommended with Binimetinib treatment for NRAS+ Melanoma. So always personalize your nutrition to your cancer gene mutations and other factors.



What is NRAS+ Melanoma?

NRAS+ Melanoma is one of the different subtypes of Melanoma. In this subtype of melanoma, a gene called NRAS is either mutated or overexpressed. The defects or aberrations or mutations in these genes can either drive cancer (tumor promoters) or remove brakes on cancer progression (tumor suppressors).  NRAS gene mutations are prevalent in cancer Melanoma. 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 NRAS+ Melanoma

Why Are Some Foods Recommended in the Diet for NRAS+ Melanoma?

Foods and Supplements contain different active ingredients which manipulate different molecular pathways relevant to cancers such as NRAS+ Melanoma. 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 NRAS+ Melanoma, cancer pathways or processes like Insulin Signaling, Cell Cycle, MYC Signaling, Apoptosis, Vitamin D Signaling, Angiogenesis, Adherens junction, DNA Repair, WNT Beta Catenin Signaling, Inositol Phosphate Signaling, RAS-RAF Signaling, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling, TGFB Signaling, Notch Signaling, MAPK Signaling, Small Molecule Transport, Growth Factor Signaling, Oncogenic Cancer Epigenetics, Noncoding RNA Signaling, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition, Extracellular Matrix Remodelling, Suppressive Histone Methylation and JAK-STAT 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 NRAS+ Melanoma 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 Binimetinib treatment for NRAS+ Melanoma

Foods and Supplements to take and avoid for NRAS+ Melanoma

Recommended Foods

Tomato: Tomato contains active ingredients like Glucaric Acid, Citric Acid and Lupeol. For NRAS+ Melanoma, along with other pathways, MAPK Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Glucaric Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like MAPK Signaling so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Tomato are recommended along with treatment Binimetinib for NRAS+ Melanoma.

Squash: Squash contains active ingredients like Beta-sitosterol, Citric Acid and Ellagic Acid. For NRAS+ Melanoma, along with other pathways, Cell Cycle is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Beta-sitosterol manipulates the molecular pathways like Cell Cycle so as to cancel the disruption. Hence, foods like Squash are recommended along with treatment Binimetinib for NRAS+ Melanoma.

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Swiss Chard:  Swiss Chard contains active ingredients like Folic Acid, Ferulic Acid and P-coumaric Acid. For NRAS+ Melanoma, along with other pathways, Extracellular Matrix Remodelling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Folic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like Extracellular Matrix Remodelling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Swiss Chard when undergoing Binimetinib treatment for NRAS+ Melanoma.

Yardlong Bean:  Yardlong Bean contains active ingredients like Linoleic Acid, Folic Acid and Oleic Acid. For NRAS+ Melanoma, along with other pathways, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Linoleic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid or reduce the intake of foods like Yardlong Bean when undergoing Binimetinib treatment for NRAS+ Melanoma.

For NRAS+ Melanoma avoid these foods and supplements!

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.

Which Supplements To Avoid with Binimetinib treatment for NRAS+ Melanoma?

Unlike foods, supplements are high concentrations of active ingredients and hence important to understand the interactions with Binimetinib treatment for NRAS+ Melanoma.

Flaxseed: Flaxseed contains active ingredients Apigenin, Beta-sitosterol and Chlorogenic Acid. For NRAS+ Melanoma, along with other pathways, Vitamin D Signaling and DNA Repair is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Apigenin manipulates the molecular pathways like Vitamin D Signaling and DNA Repair so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Flaxseed supplements when undergoing Binimetinib treatment for NRAS+ Melanoma.

Cinchona: Cinchona contains active ingredients Cinchonine and Quinidine. For NRAS+ Melanoma, along with other pathways, TGFB Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Cinchonine manipulates the molecular pathways like TGFB Signaling so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Cinchona supplements when undergoing Binimetinib treatment for NRAS+ Melanoma.

Should I take this Nutritional Supplement with Binimetinib treatment for NRAS+ Melanoma?

Andrographis:  Andrographis contains active ingredients Andrographolide. For NRAS+ Melanoma, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and Apoptosis is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Andrographolide manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and Apoptosis so as to cancel these disruptions. Hence Andrographis supplements are recommended with Binimetinib treatment for NRAS+ Melanoma.

Curcumin:  For NRAS+ Melanoma, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and Vitamin D Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Curcumin manipulates the molecular pathways like Adherens junction and Vitamin D Signaling so as to cancel these disruptions.  Hence Curcumin supplements are recommended with Binimetinib treatment for NRAS+ Melanoma.

In Conclusion

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

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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