Perspective - Journal of Cancer Immunology & Therapy (2023) Volume 6, Issue 2
The role of melatonin in cancer prevention and treatment.
Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland that plays a crucial role in regulating the sleep-wake cycle. However, recent research has revealed that it also possesses significant anti-cancer properties. Disruptions to the circadian rhythm, which melatonin regulates, have been linked to an increased risk of cancer. Melatonin helps to prevent cancer by acting as an antioxidant, boosting the immune system, and inhibiting the proliferation of cancer cells. It can also enhance the effectiveness of traditional cancer treatments while reducing their side effects. Further research is required to explore its mechanisms of action and clinical applications, but melatonin shows great promise as a tool for cancer prevention and treatment.Author(s): Guo Comino