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chemoprevention

[¦kē·mō·pri¦ven·shən]
(medicine)
Prevention of illness through pharmaceutical means; for example, use of drugs to arrest or reverse development of premalignant neoplasia.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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[15] It has been commonly used for screening of both natural and synthetic compounds for the chemopreventive property.
studied the dietary components resveratrol, sesamol, sesame oil, and sunflower oil in various protocols, including a murine two-stage skin cancer model, for their potential as cancer chemopreventive agents.
(CSM) extracts showed to exert positive effect in the prevention/counteraction of chronic/degenerative diseases, therefore, we evaluated the potential chemopreventive effect of CSM bark extract.
Keywords: Chemopreventive, Clinical response, Oral cancer, Oral premalignant lesions.
The purpose of this study is thus to identify a contemporary cohort of women with newly diagnosed breast cancer who had previously utilized chemopreventive strategies and describe their patterns of disease.
In general, chemopreventive substances (those used to inhibit, delay, or reverse cancer development) are grouped by their general mechanism: those that slow the proliferation of cancer cells, those that reduce oxidative stress, and those that block carcinogens from forming.
This chemopreventive effect remained significant for 24 months, the investigators reported.
Additional confirmatory results are needed before aspirin can be recommended as a chemopreventive agent for bile duct cancer, added Dr.
"Further confirmation from other cohorts may provide support for the use of statins as a chemopreventive in patients with IBD," said Dr.
Their topics include the beneficial health effects of fucoxanthin, synergistic plant genomics and molecular breeding approaches for ensuring food security, proteomic analysis for the functionality of Toona sinensis, proteomics in understanding the molecular basis of phytochemicals for health, the cancer chemopreventive effect of curcumin through suppressing metabolic cross-talk between components in the tumor microenvironment, applying algae for cosmeceuticals in the omics age, and transcriptomics of plants interacting with pathogens and beneficial microbes.
erinaceus)] was extracted and chemopreventive efficacy of Persian Gulf brittle star polysaccharide was investigated in HeLa human cervical cancer cells.