The Role Of Curcumin As An Agent For The Chemoprevention Of Cancer

1335 Words Oct 15th, 2016 6 Pages
Abstract: Curcumin is the active ingredient in traditional foods as a spice, and has an incredible amount of beneficial properties, such as anti-inflammation and chemo preventive action. Curcumin can also act as an antioxidant, and can even chelate irons. Curcumin could potentially be a great therapeutic agent, and is currently involved in human clinical trials for a variety of conditions, including multiple myeloma, pancreatic –cancer, myelodysplastic syndromes, colon and pancreatic cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. The purpose of this proposal is to present the current level of knowledge concerning the potential of curcumin as an agent for the chemoprevention of cancer by understanding the way it acts during cell cycle regulation. Specifically, we will conduct trials on colon cancer. Curcumin has many unique properties of that can be very successful for clinical cancer prevention.
A common ingredient as a spice and is what makes the yellow color in curry, curcumin, has been found to inhibit carcinogens in cancers of various locations. In China and India, curcumin is known to be an herbal medicine and is commonly used that way. Tests have been conducted to see if curcumin can prevent precancerous and cancerous lesions. These tests show that curcumin is not toxic in small and large doses to different sized animals. Though the appropriate dosage is unknown, it has been seen to block carcinogens in stomach, liver, breast, intestine, prostate, colon and oral cancers. Curcumin…

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