Spices halt growth of breast stem cells, U-M study finds ( Curcumin, piperine )

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Nicole Fawcett nfawcett@umich.edu 734-764-2220 University of Michigan Health System ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A new study finds that compounds derived from the spices turmeric and pepper could help prevent breast cancer by limiting the growth of stem cells, the small number of cells that fuel a tumor’s growth. Researchers…

Ginger causes ovarian cancer cells to die, U-M researchers find

2006 study posted for filing Contact: Nicole Fawcett nfawcett@umich.edu 734-764-2220 University of Michigan Health System Cell studies show promise for ginger as potential ovarian cancer treatment ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Ginger is known to ease nausea and control inflammation. But researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center are investigating a new use for…