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Studies of Malaysian plants in prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer

Hashim, Yumi Zuhanis Has-Yun and Gill, Chris I.R. and Latimer, Cheryl and Ternan, Nigel G. and Abbas, Phirdaous (2016) Studies of Malaysian plants in prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer. In: Colorectal Cancer From Pathogenesis to Treatment. Tech Open, Rijeka, Croatia, pp. 377-394. ISBN 978-953-51-2544-0

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Incidence rates vary 10-fold globally for colorectal cancer (CRC). Asia has lower rates than Western countries, but as the Western life-style becomes more prevalent in economically developing Asian countries, rates are increasing. Clinical therapy has improved over the last few decades, and national screening programmes are a proven and effective means of reducing mortality; chemoprevention through diet and life-style choices may provide additional value. Diet has strong associations with the aetiology of CRC, considerable epidemiological evidence exist that fruits and vegetables are associated with reduced risk of CRC. There is also extensive experimental evidence that phytochemicals from fruit and vegetables can modulate pathways of carcinogenesis. In this chapter, we consider Malaysia specifically, with its rich ethnopharmacological heritage and megabiodiversity; Malaysian natural compounds may be a source of potentially chemo-protective with relevance to CRC.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 3774/53155
Uncontrolled Keywords: colon cancer, in vitro, Malaysia, plants, anticancer
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
R Medicine > RV Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2016 12:26
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2017 19:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/53155

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