Compound in Broccoli Kills Breast Cancer Stem Cells where Chemotherapy Fails

EmaxHealth Health News

By Kathleen Blanchard RN for eMaxHealth.com

Researchers have discovered that the compound sulforaphane, found in broccoli and broccoli sprouts, can kill breast cancer stem cells where chemotherapy fails. University of Michigan researchers tested the broccoli compound in mice and in live cell cultures, discovering that sulforaphane killed breast cancer stem cells that fuel tumors and prevented new ones from growing.

Scientists believe if breast cancer stem cells can be eliminated by developing sulforaphane found in broccoli, tumor spread and metastasis might be controlled.

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