Compound in Broccoli May Suppress Tumor Growth

A new study, published in Science, shows that targeting the gene, known as WWP1, with the compound in broccoli suppressed the tumor growth in cancer-prone laboratory animals.A Compound in Broccoli May Suppress Growth of the Tumor

Study author Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, PhD, Director of the Cancer Center and Cancer Research Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, comments: “We found a new important player that drives a pathway critical to the development of cancer, an enzyme that can be inhibited with a natural compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables. This pathway emerges not only as a regulator for tumor growth control but also as an Achilles' heel we can target with therapeutic options.”

Still, to get the right amount of this ingredient is quite challenging – one will have to eat approximately 6 pounds of the uncooked vegetable. So now the scientists are working at the task to apply this knowledge as an appropriate medication.

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