Curcumin and Cancer Cells: How Many Ways Can Curry Kill Tumor Cells Selectively?

@article{Ravindran2009CurcuminAC,
  title={Curcumin and Cancer Cells: How Many Ways Can Curry Kill Tumor Cells Selectively?},
  author={Jayaraj Ravindran and Sahdeo Prasad and Bharat Bhushan Aggarwal},
  journal={The AAPS Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={11},
  pages={495-510}
}
Cancer is a hyperproliferative disorder that is usually treated by chemotherapeutic agents that are toxic not only to tumor cells but also to normal cells, so these agents produce major side effects. In addition, these agents are highly expensive and thus not affordable for most. Moreover, such agents cannot be used for cancer prevention. Traditional medicines are generally free of the deleterious side effects and usually inexpensive. Curcumin, a component of turmeric (Curcuma longa), is one… CONTINUE READING
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