Scientists created a new compound from vegetables that may help fight triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). The compound is derived from a rich source found mostly in broccoli and brussel sprouts. About 15-20 % of breast cancers are TNBC, which is one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer. TNBC grows faster, spreads quicker to other parts of the body, and is harder to find on mammograms.
They believe this compound helps, because of the C-substituted diindolylmethane (D-DIM), which demonstrates to have superior anticancer activities. The C-DIM’s are also being studied for cancer prevention.
This breakthrough compound was presented at the 2012 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Annual Meeting and Exposition, which is the largest pharmaceutical science meeting. As more research continues on this compound, they are optimistic about the effectiveness it will have on TNBC.
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