Substance present in broccoli and brussels sprouts found to inhibit cancer growth
The studies are being done at Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. The molecule which allows cancer cells to spread and which is blocked by I3C is called Cdc25A. This cancer molecule "is present at abnormally high levels in about half of breast cancer cases, and it is associated with a poor prognosis," said an assistant professor of pathology at the Ohio State University Medical Center. This cancer molecule also occurs at abnormally high levels in cancers of the breast, prostate, liver, esophagus, endometrium and colon, and in non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and in other diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.