Issue Date: June 21, 2010
Cancer Prevention, Naturally
Cancer is a major killer, with each type of cancer a different beast, and molecules from nature have become some of medicine’s most powerful cancer treatments. But rather than fighting cancer that’s already raging, many scientists are seeking ways to prevent or delay it.
Cancer prevention has seen a few molecular success stories so far, although none of the compounds has come straight from nature. For example, the synthetic drugs finasteride and dutasteride, which treat . . .
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