Navigation Links
Curcumin found to halt spread of breast cancer in mice

Curcumin is the main ingredient of turmeric that gives curry its mustard-yellow color. Extracted from the roots of the curcuma longa plant, curcumin is a member of the ginger family//. While it is not used in conventional medicine, it is widely prescribed in Indian medicine as a potent remedy for liver disorders, rheumatism, diabetic wounds, runny nose, cough and sinusitis.

Various studies have examined the carcinogenic effect and anti-cancer effects of turmeric and controversial data has been obtained. A recent study conducted on the effects of the pigment in animal models has been found to inhibit the metastasis to the lungs of mice specifically designed to develop breast cancer. The spice appears to work by inhibiting the action of a protein crucial in the progress of the tumor.

The nontoxic natural substance not only repelled progression of the disease to the lungs, but also appeared to reverse the effects of paclitaxel, a commonly prescribed chemotherapy for breast cancer. There exists a possibility that the long-term use of the drug can trigger spread of the disease over a long period of time. The protective effect of the pigment adds a new ray of hope to risks associated with breast cancer treatment.

The toxicity of Paclitaxel is believed to activate a protein, thereby inducing an inflammatory response and eventually leading to metastasis. Curcumin has been found to suppress this response, making it impossible for the cancer to spread.

There was a significant reduction in the number and incidence of macroscopic lung metastasis in the group treated with curcumin and Taxol. Microscopic metastasis was only found in the lungs of 28 percent of mice treated with the combination. Furthermore, the micrometastasis present consisted of only a few cells, suggesting that the combination inhibited the growth of breast cancer tumor cells that were in the lung before the tumors were removed.

"We are excited about the results of the study and the possible implications for taking the findings into the clinic in the next several years," says Bharat Aggarwal, Ph.D., professor of cancer medicine in M. D. Anderson's Department of Experimental Therapeutics. "At this time, advanced breast cancer is a difficult foe to fight with few proven treatments available after surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy."
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. The effects of Curcumin: a natural pigment in turmeric explored for its anti-cancer properties
2. Curcumin –New Weapon Against Colorectal Cance
3. Anticancer Effects of Curcumin Revealed
4. Distraction therapy found very effective in postoperative patients
5. Antioxidants found in chocolates
6. Hidden influenza virus protein found
7. Scientists found ancient Human Germ Killer
8. Chewing gum found to increase brainpower
9. Ulcer causing bug found in stored food
10. Antioxidants found in chocolates
11. Tumour marker for melanoma found
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned his Bachelors in ... School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at Scripps Green Hospital ... at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity to train in ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... A recent article published June 14 on E Online ... on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to undergo not only ... calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP) ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 ... ... 12th International Conference and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two ... Announcement of the grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for a ... an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same rate ... assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... client, The Grove Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations at ... Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Any dentist who has made an ... current process. Many of them do not even offer this ... and high laboratory costs involved. And those who ARE able ... such a high cost that the majority of today,s patients ... Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... "Global MEMS Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to ... The report contains up to date financial ... reliable analysis. Assessment of major trends with potential impact on ... dive analysis of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , , , WHEN: , , ... , , , LOCATION: , , , Online, with free registration ... PANELISTS:  , , , Frost & Sullivan,s Global Vice President of ... Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh Lal, Program Manager , ... witnessing an exceptional era. Several new demand spaces, such as innovative ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: