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Veggie Compound Shows Promise Against Skin Cancer


Mary Martin : Sep 13, 2017 : Newsmax Health

"There are a lot of recommendations that, for example, broccoli can reduce your chances of getting cancer. "Those are OK recommendations for prevention, but the compounds in the vegetables alone may not be potent enough to be used in a therapeutic environment." — Dr. Arun Sharma, associate professor of pharmacology and leader of the study

[Newsmax Health] An international team of researchers has identified a compound in cruciferous vegetables that shows promise as the foundation for a new drug that can kill melanoma skin cancer without harming healthy cells. (Photo Credit: PXHERE)

Two Pen State College of Medicine researchers designed and synthesized a compound called NISC-6 found naturally in vegetables like…

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