Cancer chemoprevention: a summary of the current evidence.

  title={Cancer chemoprevention: a summary of the current evidence.},
  author={Stefanos Bonovas and Argirios E. Tsantes and Theofanis Drosos and Nikolaos M. Sitaras},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  volume={28 3B},
Cancer chemoprevention is defined as the use of natural, synthetic, or biological chemical agents to reverse, suppress, or prevent either the initial phase of carcinogenesis or the progression of neoplastic cells to cancer. At present, the circle of agents with an established chemopreventive effect is restricted to tamoxifen and raloxifene in breast cancer, finasteride in prostate cancer, and celecoxib in colon polyp prevention. However, in recent years, there has been an exponential increase… CONTINUE READING


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