University of Michigan (U-M) Comprehensive
Cancer Center scientists say they've found
a compound that could help prevent and potentially
treat breast cancer. It's not a drug or
a new radiation treatment but a natural
component of broccoli and broccoli sprouts.
And it has the remarkable ability to target
cancer stem cells -- the specific cells
responsible for fueling the growth of cancerous
tested the broccoli compound, known as sulforaphane,
in animal studies as well as in breast cancer
cell cultures in the lab. Their findings,
which were recently published in the journal
Clinical Cancer Research, showed sulforaphane
not only targeted and killed cancer stem
cells, but it also prevented any new malignancies
this such an extraordinary breakthrough?
Current chemotherapies don't do
anything to stop cancer stem cells. That's
why cancer can recur and spread after chemotherapy.
So many researchers have long believed that
to control cancer, you have to find a way
to eliminate cancer stem cells -- and now
it appears sulforaphane does exactly that.
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