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Potential Targets for Colorectal Cancer Prevention
AbstractThe step-wise development of colorectal neoplasia from adenoma to carcinoma suggests that specific interventions could delay or prevent the development of invasive cancer. Several key factors involved in colorectal cancer pathogenesis have already been identified including cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2), nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB), survivin and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I). Clinical trials of COX-2 inhibitors have provided the “proof of principle” that inhibition of this enzyme can prevent the formation of colonic adenomas and potentially carcinomas, however concerns regarding the potential toxicity of these drugs have limited their use as a chemopreventative strategy. Curcumin, resveratrol and quercetin are chemopreventive agents that are able to suppress multiple signaling pathways involved in carcinogenesis and hence are attractive candidates for further research.
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Temraz, S.; Mukherji, D.; Shamseddine, A. Potential Targets for Colorectal Cancer Prevention. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14, 17279-17303.View more citation formats
Temraz S, Mukherji D, Shamseddine A. Potential Targets for Colorectal Cancer Prevention. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2013; 14(9):17279-17303.Chicago/Turabian Style
Temraz, Sally; Mukherji, Deborah; Shamseddine, Ali. 2013. "Potential Targets for Colorectal Cancer Prevention." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 14, no. 9: 17279-17303.
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