Curcumin, a bioactive ingredient in the fragrant orange spice tumeric, is thought to be effective in suppressing tumor growth and promoting chemoprevention of certain cancers.
In this review article Bassel El-Rayes et al. summarise the recent studies which describe preventive and therapeutic effects of curcumin and its analogues. In particular they concentrate on the breast cancer model, as curcumin has shown responses in reversing the human breast cancer cell resistance against paclitaxel and may be responsible for the lower incidence of breast cancer in Asian countries.
Read the rest of this interesting review, which also discusses new analogues of curcumin which show better bioavailability than the original molecule, here:
The impact of curcumin on breast cancer
Ganji Purnachandra Nagaraju, Sheik Aliya, Syed F. Zafar, Riyaz Basha, Roberto Diaz and Bassel F. El-Rayes