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Roman Bystrianyk
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 1:45 pm    Post subject: Turmeric fights breast cancer in mice - study Reply with quote

Maggie Fox, "Turmeric fights breast cancer in mice - study", Reuters,
June 10, 2005,
Link: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N09639641.htm

Turmeric, a yellow spice used widely in Indian cooking, may help stop
the spread of cancer, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday.

Tests in mice showed that curcumin, an active compound found in
turmeric, helped stop the spread of breast cancer tumor cells to the
lungs.

Tests have already started in people, too, said Bharat Aggarwal of the
Department of Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Texas M.D.
Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, who led the study.

"Here you don't need to worry about safety. The only thing we have to
worry about is efficacy," Aggarwal said in a telephone interview.

"Curcumin, as you know, is very much an essential part of the Indian
diet," he added.

"What's exciting about this agent is that it seems to have both
chemopreventive and therapeutic properties. If we can demonstrate that
it is efficacious in humans, it could be of tremendous value, but we're
a long way from being able to make any recommendations yet," Aggarwal
said.

Earlier research showed that curcumin, which acts as an antioxidant,
can help prevent tumors from forming in the laboratory.

For their study, Aggarwal and colleagues injected mice with human
breast cancer cells -- a batch of cells grown from a patient whose
cancer had spread to the lungs.

The resulting tumors were allowed to grow, and then surgically removed,
to simulate a mastectomy, Aggarwal said. Then the mice either got no
additional treatment; curcumin alone; the cancer drug paclitaxel, which
is sold under the brand name Taxol; or curcumin plus Taxol.

Half the mice in the curcumin-only group and 22 percent of those in the
curcumin plus Taxol group had evidence of breast cancer that had spread
to the lungs, Aggarwal said in a study to be presented to a breast
cancer research meeting in Philadelphia.

But 75 percent of animals that got Taxol alone and 95 percent of those
that got no treatment developed lung tumors.

Aggarwal said earlier studies suggest that people who eat diets rich in
turmeric have lower rates of breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung
cancer and colon cancer.

His team would like to try giving curcumin to women who know they have
a high risk of breast cancer -- such as those who have a mother or
sister with the disease.

No drug company is likely to develop a natural product that cannot be
patented, he said. "There are no companies behind it so our only source
of funding is either the National Institutes of Health or the
Department of Defense," he said.

This study was funded by the U.S. Department of Defense's Breast Cancer
Research Program.

Aggarwal's team is also testing curcumin against pancreatic cancer and
multiple myeloma.
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George Lagergren
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Turmeric fights breast cancer in mice - study Reply with quote

"Roman Bystrianyk" <rbystrianyk@gmail.com> wrote:
Quote:
Maggie Fox, "Turmeric fights breast cancer in mice - study", Reuters,
June 10, 2005,
Link: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N09639641.htm

Turmeric, a yellow spice used widely in Indian cooking, may help stop
the spread of cancer, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday.

Also, turmeric may be helpful in fighting the HIV virus, too.
It appears turmeric is a powerful spice.
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Tim Jackson
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Joined: 13 May 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 7:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Turmeric fights breast cancer in mice - study Reply with quote

George Lagergren wrote:
Quote:
"Roman Bystrianyk" <rbystrianyk@gmail.com> wrote:
Maggie Fox, "Turmeric fights breast cancer in mice - study", Reuters,

June 10, 2005,
Link: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N09639641.htm

Turmeric, a yellow spice used widely in Indian cooking, may help stop
the spread of cancer, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday.


Also, turmeric may be helpful in fighting the HIV virus, too.
It appears turmeric is a powerful spice.


OMG it's beginning to sound like the lads (and laddettes) on the "10

pints of lager and a vindaloo" diet are going to live forever. The
heavens forfend!


Tim Jackson
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Mary Fisher
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Joined: 28 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 7:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Turmeric fights breast cancer in mice - study Reply with quote

"Tim Jackson" <tim@tim-jackson.co.uk> wrote in message
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Also, turmeric may be helpful in fighting the HIV virus, too.
It appears turmeric is a powerful spice.


OMG it's beginning to sound like the lads (and laddettes) on the "10 pints
of lager and a vindaloo" diet are going to live forever. The heavens
forfend!

Sorlright, Tim, the small print - well the small word - is "may" ...

Mary
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