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Choose food and supplements personalized to your cancer, genes, ongoing treatments and lifestyle.

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Cloudberry intake should be reduced for these cancer types!

Nov 17, 2021

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Cloudberry like other plant based foods have health benefits and is included in the diet of cancer patients and those with genetic risk of cancer. But, the intake of Cloudberry may need to be reduced for some cancers and cancer treatments. A belief but a myth is that everything plant based can only benefit and do no harm. That is true if the food intake is in moderation. For example, grapefruit with certain medications is not recommended. Also spinach with some blood thinning medications can cause adverse interactions and hence intake should be reduced. For cancer, nutrition which includes food and supplements are important decisions which need to be made. Hence the frequently asked question related to cancer is “What Food Should I Eat and What Should I Avoid?”.

Benefits of foods like Cloudberry can be scientifically explained for cancer patients with HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer taking Docetaxel treatment. But reduce intake of Cloudberry for Metastatic Prostate Adenocarcinoma and Enzalutamide treatment . 

Similarly, the benefits of eating Cloudberry can be scientifically explained for healthy individuals who are at genetic risk of cancer due to mutation of the gene ALK. But reduce intake of Cloudberry when at genetic risk of cancer due to mutation of gene CDH1. 

The takeaway being – for cancer individual conditions can influence if food like Cloudberry is recommended or not. As conditions like ongoing treatments and supplements change the nutrition plan must be personalized again. Which cancer, current treatments and supplements, age, gender, weight, height, lifestyle and genetic conditions are decision factors for your nutrition. 



Why is the choice of foods important for cancer?

Foods typically contain more than one active ingredient at varying concentrations. Each of these active ingredients has a unique molecular biological mechanism of action. Cancer like most diseases is driven by specific biochemical pathways and molecular interventions of the pathway can be beneficial or create adverse interactions. Hence for cancer there is a need to personalize which foods and supplements to take and check if foods like Cloudberry are recommended. 

Cloudberry for Cancer Treatment and Genetic Risk

So some of the example questions you may have related to Cloudberry can be: Should you eat it when at genetic cancer risk due to mutation of gene CDH1? Should you eat Cloudberry when a mutation of a gene ALK is identified? Should you eat Cloudberry when diagnosed with Metastatic Prostate Adenocarcinoma? Should you eat Cloudberry when diagnosed with HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer? Should you eat Cloudberry when on Enzalutamide treatment? Should you continue eating Cloudberry if your treatment changes from Enzalutamide to Docetaxel? Are the implications of taking Cloudberry in HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer the same as Metastatic Prostate Adenocarcinoma? And so on.

Cloudberry and cancer

Cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus), also known as malka, salmonberry, yellowberry, bakeapple, bakeberry, or baked apple berry, is an edible fruit of a herbaceous plant native to the Arctic and subarctic regions of the north temperate zone. Following are some of the potential health benefits of cloudberries:

Cloudberry contains many active ingredients like Ellagic Acid at different concentrations. The molecular pathways which are regulated by Cloudberry include Stem Cell Signaling, JAK-STAT Signaling, Apoptosis, Microtubule Dynamics, Adherens junction, WNT Betacatenin Signaling and Angiogenesis. These cellular pathways directly or indirectly influence cancer molecular endpoints like growth, spread and death. Because of this biological relationship – for cancer, choosing foods like Cloudberry and supplements is an important decision to be made. And not necessarily the same food choices are scientifically correct across individuals.

Include Cloudberry in Your Cancer Nutrition?

The answer to the question “Which Foods to Eat” and “Which Foods to Reduce Intake of” is It Depends!. Just like the same treatment does not work for every cancer patient, based on individual context the Cloudberry may have scientific benefits or have adverse interactions. Along with cancer  – the ongoing treatments, supplements, lifestyle habits, height, weight, allergies and food preferences are all factors influencing answers to the question. 

1. Continue Eating Cloudberry for Metastatic Prostate Adenocarcinoma and Enzalutamide treatment?

Metastatic Prostate Adenocarcinoma is defined and driven by specific genetic mutations like TP53 and TMPRSS2-ERG leading to biochemical pathway changes in WNT Betacatenin Signaling, Microtubule Dynamics, Heat Stress Response, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling and Small Molecule Transport. A cancer treatment like Enzalutamide has molecular action on a unique set of biochemical pathways. The treatment intent is to have a good overlap between the cancer driving pathways and those manipulated by the treatment. In such conditions foods which have an opposing effect to the treatment and reduce the overlap between the cancer driving pathways and treatment should be avoided. As an example, Cloudberry intake should be reduced by cancer patients with Metastatic Prostate Adenocarcinoma while on Enzalutamide treatment. Cloudberry impacts pathways or processes like WNT Betacatenin Signaling and Microtubule Dynamics which can negate the effects of the treatment. The factors to be considered when choosing foods and supplements are which cancer, treatments and supplements being taken currently, which age group, gender, height, weight, lifestyle habits and any genetic information.

2. Continue Eating Cloudberry for HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer and Docetaxel treatment?

HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer is defined and driven by specific genetic mutations like ERBB2 and TP53 leading to biochemical pathway changes in Apoptosis, Adherens junction, Angiogenesis, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling and MAPK Signaling. A cancer treatment like Docetaxel has molecular action on a unique set of biochemical pathways. Cloudberry should be considered by cancer patients with HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer while on Docetaxel treatment. Cloudberry impacts pathways or processes like Apoptosis and Adherens junction which can either obstruct drivers of HER2+ Salivary Gland Cancer and/or improve Docetaxel treatment effect.

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.

3. Continue Eating Cloudberry for CDH1 Associated Cancer Genetic Risk? 

Many companies offer gene panels testing for evaluating genetic risk to different cancers. These panels cover genes associated with high prevalence cancers of breast, ovary, uterus, prostate and gastrointestinal system and others. Testing of these genes may confirm a diagnosis or identify risk to some cancers. CDH1 is one of the genes available in panels for cancer risk testing. 

CDH1 mutation causes biochemical pathways or processes like WNT Betacatenin Signaling, Stem Cell Signaling, Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition, Estrogen Signaling and Growth Factor Signaling to get impacted. These pathways are direct or indirect drivers of cancer molecular endpoints. Intake of foods like Cloudberry should be reduced when mutation of CDH1 for risk of Breast Cancer and Gastric Cancer is identified. Cloudberry impacts pathways or processes like WNT Betacatenin Signaling and Stem Cell Signaling and creates adverse effects with CDH1 mutation and related conditions.

4. Continue Eating Cloudberry for ALK Associated Cancer Genetic Risk? 

ALK is also one of many genes available in panels for cancer risk testing. ALK mutation causes biochemical pathways or processes like Angiogenesis, JAK-STAT Signaling, Stem Cell Signaling and Growth Factor Signaling to get impacted. These pathways are direct or indirect drivers of cancer molecular endpoints. Intake of foods like Cloudberry should be considered when mutation of ALK for risk of Central Nervous System is identified. Cloudberry impacts pathways or processes like Angiogenesis and JAK-STAT Signaling and creates a supportive effect in those with ALK mutation and related conditions.

For Which Cancer Types Should you Avoid Cloudberry

* Other Factors Included Like BMI, Lifestyle Habits, Treatments

In Conclusion 

Nutrition for cancer (including supplements and foods like Cloudberry) and treatments may not be the same for everyone. 

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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