New Study Suggests Cucrumin Prevents Colon Cancer Metastasis
Curcumin, an extract from the spice turmeric may help to prevent colon cancer from spreading
Metastasis is the name given to the spreading of cancer from one part of the body to others, and when this happens it greatly diminishes the chances of survival. Preventing metastasis is therefore an extremely important part of cancer treatment.
Turmeric expert Sue Benton from supplement company Earthstream Herbs commented on this development, saying "I'm delighted to see this new research on curcumin for preventing colon cancer metastasis. Colon cancer is the second greatest cause of cancer-related deaths in the USA, and it's research like this that paves the way for new treatments. Curcumin has been extensively studied for its effects in preventing and treating cancers, and this research is so interesting and exciting because it gives us a glimpse into the scientific process of how exactly it might work."
The researchers discovered that a certain part of a protein called cortactin is 'hyper-activated' in colon cancer, and this makes it easy for the cancer to metastasise – effectively making it more aggressive.
The researchers used curcumin to treat human colon cancer cells and discovered that it 'turns off' the cortactin protein, which prevents the cancer from metastasising. If cancer cells can be prevented from spreading in this way, it could make a significant difference to treatment outcomes.
The researchers commented that "Our findings have laid the foundation for future research to develop treatments using curcumin to prevent cancer's deadly spread to other organs."
About Earthstream Herbs
Earthstream Herbs is a manufacturer of top quality herbal products, sourced from around the globe. Their range includes a popular turmeric curcumin supplement.
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