Bcm-95 Curcumin Improves Cancer Chemotherapy Treatment

doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085397]. The study involved colorectal cancer cells that were treated with either 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU), which is a common chemotherapeutic agent used for colorectal cancer, or a combination of 5-FU and curcumin. "One of the problems with chemotherapy is that cancer cells can become resistant to its effects, so higher and higher doses of the chemo must be used. This results in a great deal of damage to healthy tissue and an increase in serious adverse effects. We wanted to see how curcumin might improve chemotherapy's ability to kill cancer cells," said

Ajay Goel, Ph.D., Director of Epigenetics and Cancer Prevention, Baylor Research Institute, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, one of the study's authors. "Curcumin was able to induce death in colorectal cancer cells that have becomeresistant to chemotherapy, even super-high doses of toxic chemotherapy. Read more.. http://www.healthnewsdigest.com/news/Cancer_Issues_660/BCM-95-Curcumin-Improves-Cancer-Chemotherapy-Treatment.shtml.







Turmeric might be 'the right spice' to fight colon cancer





Dr. Lev-Ari and his colleagues found that Celecoxib, a popular anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to treat arthritis, also inhibits proliferation of colon cancer in laboratory settings. Curcumin increases the anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects of Celecoxib while reducing its dose, thus reducing its toxic side-effects, including the rate of heart attack and stroke. The effect of using a curcumin concentrate to improve the effects of cancer drugs was first proposed by Dr. Lev-Ari when he was a graduate student at Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine under the supervision of Prof. Nadir Arber and Prof. Read more.. http://phys.org/news/2011-03-turmeric-spice-colon-cancer.html.





Turmeric can fight colon cancer





A treatment based on this finding has had promising results in human clinical trials, the journal Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology reports. Several lines of evidence demonstrate that chronic inflammation in the stomach can cause gastric cancer and that inflammation in the liver from hepatitis can lead to liver cancer, according to a Tel Aviv statement. "Although more testing will be needed before a possible new drug treatment is developed. One could combine curcumin with a lower dose of a cancer anti-inflammatory drug, to better fight colon cancer," says Shahar Lev-Ari from Tel Aviv University, Israel. Lev-Ari found that Celecoxib, a popular drug commonly used to treat arthritis, also inhibits proliferation of colon cancer in lab settings. Curcumin increases the anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects of Celecoxib while reducing its dose, thus reducing its toxic side-effects, including the rate of heart attack and stroke. Read more.. http://paktribune.com/news/Turmeric-can-fight-colon-cancer-267347.html.