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Pathol Oncol Res. 2016 Oct;22(4):655-60. doi: 10.1007/s12253-016-0045-x. Epub 2016 Feb 9.

Phytochemicals in the Fight Against Cancer.

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1
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA, 50312, USA.
2
Department of Surgery, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO, 65212, USA.
3
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology, Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA, 50312, USA. yujiang.fang@dmu.edu.
4
Department of Surgery, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO, 65212, USA. yujiang.fang@dmu.edu.

Abstract

Phytochemicals are chemical compounds from fruits, vegetables, or grains and they have been used to treat various diseases for thousands of years. More than one million people in the United States get cancer each year. Although recent advances in medicine have improved the outcomes for cancer patients, there is still a need for novel approaches in the fight against cancer. One such approach that has shown promise in recent years is the use of phytochemicals alone or as synergistic agents. In this review, we will discuss the use of phytochemicals as therapeutic agents against cancer with an emphasis on apple extract.

KEYWORDS:

Apple extract; Cancer; Phytochemicals

PMID:
26857640
DOI:
10.1007/s12253-016-0045-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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