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Which Foods and Supplements to Avoid for MGMT+ Glioblastoma?

Nov 26, 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 MGMT+ 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 MGMT+ 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 MGMT+ Glioblastoma. But Cluster Bean and Butter are recommended when treatment changes to Radiation. 

Similarly DIM supplements are recommended with Temozolomide treatment for MGMT+ 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 MGMT+ Glioblastoma?

MGMT+ Glioblastoma is one of the different subtypes of Glioblastoma. In this subtype of glioblastoma, methylation of the MGMT (methyl guanine methyl transferase) gene promoter is detected which is associated with significantly higher survival rates if treated with radiotherapy and Temozolomide. 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 MGMT+ Glioblastoma

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

Foods and Supplements contain different active ingredients which manipulate different molecular pathways relevant to cancers such as MGMT+ 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 MGMT+ 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, Direct Repair, 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 MGMT+ 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 MGMT+ Glioblastoma

Foods and Supplements to take and avoid for MGMT+ Glioblastoma

Recommended Foods

Tomato: Tomato contains active ingredients like Glucaric Acid, Citric Acid and Lupeol. For MGMT+ 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 the diet along with treatment Temozolomide for MGMT+ Glioblastoma.

Bamboo: Bamboo contains active ingredients like Beta-sitosterol, Citric Acid and Linoleic Acid. For MGMT+ 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 the diet along with treatment Temozolomide for MGMT+ Glioblastoma.

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Jicama:  Jicama contains active ingredients like Folic Acid, Vitamin C and Retinol. For MGMT+ 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 Jicama when undergoing Temozolomide treatment for MGMT+ Glioblastoma.

Kale:  Kale contains active ingredients like Kaempferol, Linoleic Acid and Folic Acid. For MGMT+ Glioblastoma, along with other pathways, PI3K-AKT-MTOR Signaling is also disrupted and drives the cancer. Kaempferol 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 MGMT+ Glioblastoma.

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

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

Feverfew: Feverfew contains active ingredients Centaureidin and Parthenolide. For MGMT+ 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 MGMT+ Glioblastoma.

Vitamin B2: For MGMT+ 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 MGMT+ Glioblastoma.

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

DIM:  For MGMT+ Glioblastoma, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and Oxidative Stress are also disrupted and drive the cancer. DIM 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 MGMT+ Glioblastoma.

Curcumin:  For MGMT+ Glioblastoma, along with other pathways, Adherens junction and Oxidative Stress is also disrupted and drives 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 MGMT+ Glioblastoma.

For MGMT+ Glioblastoma 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.

Example Foods to Eat with Radiation treatment for MGMT+ Glioblastoma

Recommended Foods

Cluster Bean: Cluster Bean contains active ingredients like Stigmasterol, Citric Acid and Linoleic Acid. For MGMT+ 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 MGMT+ Glioblastoma.

Butter: Butter contains active ingredients like Daidzein, Linoleic Acid and Butyric Acid. For MGMT+ 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 MGMT+ Glioblastoma.

Reduce Intake of These Foods

Wild Leek:  Wild Leek contains active ingredients like Folic Acid, Vitamin C and Retinol. For MGMT+ 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 Wild Leek when undergoing Radiation treatment for MGMT+ Glioblastoma.

Honey:  Honey contains active ingredients like Pinostrobin. For MGMT+ 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 MGMT+ Glioblastoma.

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

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

Nutmeg:  Nutmeg contains active ingredients Beta-caryophyllene, Beta-sitosterol and Butyric Acid. For MGMT+ 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 MGMT+ Glioblastoma.

Persimmon:  Persimmon contains active ingredients Betulinic Acid, Fisetin and Folic Acid. For MGMT+ Glioblastoma, along with other pathways, Oxidative Stress and Angiogenesis are also disrupted and drive the cancer. Betulinic Acid manipulates the molecular pathways like Oxidative Stress and Angiogenesis so as to disrupt them further. Hence avoid Persimmon supplements when undergoing Radiation treatment for MGMT+ Glioblastoma.

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

Ashwagandha:  Ashwagandha contains active ingredients Withaferin A. For MGMT+ 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 MGMT+ Glioblastoma.

Caffeine:  For MGMT+ 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 MGMT+ 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 MGMT+ 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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