Curecumin May Be an Effective Treatment for Prostate Cancer
MAUI, Hawaii, March 19 -- Bioponic Phytoceuticals, Inc. today announced that its Curecumin (a Bioresonant Phytotherapeutic(R) form of Turmeric containing curcumin), may be an important treatment for prostate cancer.
"Curcumin, a turmeric root extract, has been shown to possess activity in the treatment and prevention of cancer, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer's disease," according to a 3/7/2007 article posted on UroToday.com. "The molecular mechanism for its anticancer effect is largely unknown, although it is thought to inhibit the synthesis of MDM2, an oncoprotein known to bind p53 and modulate p21 expression. In the March 1 issue of Cancer Research, Li and colleagues from the Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Alabama report on a study designed to elucidate the molecular anticancer effect of curcumin in a preclinical prostate cancer model." "Curcumin was found to decrease the mRNA and protein expression of the oncoprotein MDM2 and to enhance the expression of tumormodulator p21." "This well-performed study provides an elegant mechanistic explanation for the anticancer effect of curcumin."
It is estimated by the Prostate Cancer Foundation that "prostate cancer currently strikes an estimated one in six Americans. More than 218,000 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year."
"We are particularly interested in the potential of our Curecumin product to provide a viable treatment strategy for those with prostate cancer. If proven effective, we may have an efficacious, cost effective, natural treatment for prostate cancer sufferers," said Steven M. Schorr, Chairman & CEO -Bioponic Phytoceuticals, Inc.
Bioponic Phytoceuticals is engaged in the development, production and distribution of Bioresonant Phytotherapeutic(TM) products for sale in the Complementary Alternative Medicine ("CAM") and natural products markets.
The Company has developed several branded product lines in distribution (including the nationally recognized natural nasal spray: Flight Spray).
Bioponic is focused on the production of natural products that are used to promote health and well-being.
Source: Bioponic Phytoceuticals, Inc.
Posted: March 2007