About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Cancer can be Fought With Turmeric

by Rathi Manohar on October 1, 2010 at 3:00 PM
Font : A-A+

 Cancer can be Fought With Turmeric

Chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells, UK scientists say, could be destroyed by a common kitchen spice used in curries - the humble turmeric.

Researchers at the University of Leicester have been using curcumin - an extract of root turmeric, commonly used to spice up curries - to target chemo-resistant cells.

Advertisement

The aim is to use the extract in colorectal tumour tissue.

"Following treatment for cancer, small populations of cancer cells often remain which are responsible for disease returning," the Daily Mail quoted lead researcher Dr Karen Brown, as saying.
Advertisement

"These cells appear to have different properties to the bulk of cells within a tumour, making them resistant to chemotherapy.

"Previous laboratory research has shown that curcumin, from turmeric, has not only improved the effectiveness of chemotherapy but has also reduced the number of chemo-resistant cells, which has implications in preventing the disease returning.

"We hope that our work will lead to a better understanding of the mechanisms through which curcumin targets resistant cells in tumours.

"It should also help us identify those patient populations who are most likely to benefit from curcumin treatment in the future," Brown added.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
World Heart Day in 2022- Use Heart for Every Heart
Anemia among Indian Women and Children Remains a Cause of Concern- National Family Health Survey-5
H1N1 Influenza Prevention in Children: What Parents Need to Know
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Cancer and Homeopathy Cancer Facts Cancer Tattoos A Body Art Turmeric Common Lifestyle Habits that Cause Diseases Health Benefits of Dandelion Plant Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Cancer Treatment Non-Communicable Diseases 

Most Popular on Medindia

Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Find a Doctor Drug Interaction Checker Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Hearing Loss Calculator Vent Forte (Theophylline) Drug - Food Interactions Post-Nasal Drip Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
×

Cancer can be Fought With Turmeric Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests