June 2011 Prepared Foods-- A new study by The Ohio State University suggests strawberries may help prevent human esophageal cancer, a disease expected to affect more than 16,000 people this year alone in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society.
The lead researcher was Tong Chen, M.D., Ph.D., and this study builds on previously published research by Chen and colleagues in China, who found that freeze-dried strawberries significantly inhibited tumor development.

These results were presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Orlando, Fla. This study examining the beneficial impact of strawberries on cancer prevention was funded by the California Strawberry Commission.