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Short Communication - Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2021) Volume 11, Issue 84

Medicinal activity of curcuma longa in treatment of cancer

Cancer is the second most life-threatening disease and one of the biggest public health problems in the world. In 2018, there were approximately 1.73 million new cancers and 609,000 deaths in the United States alone. Despite the tangible progress in cancer treatment, the morbidity and mortality of the disease have not decreased in the past 30 years. Understanding the molecular changes that contribute to the development and progression of cancer can be a key insight into the prevention and treatment of cancer. There are several common strategies that can target specific cancer cells to inhibit tumour development, progression and metastasis without causing serious side effects. In addition to chemically synthesized anticancer agents, several anticancer compounds with different modes of action have been extracted from plant sources, such as Pacific yew, Catharanthus roseus, Betula platyphylla, Cephalotaxus chinensis, Taxus chinensis, turmeric, etc.

Author(s): Saranya S, K Navya

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