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  • "Lung Cancer Metastases and Broccoli"

  • What else can broccoli do?

  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States,

  • but lung is actually the #1 cancer killer of women.

  • About 85% of women with breast cancer are still alive 5 years later,

  • but lung cancer is picked up so late that the number's reversed: 85% of lung cancer victims are dead.

  • And 90% of those deaths are from metastases, the lung cancer spreading to other parts in the body.

  • Well, broccoli seemed to be able to do everything else.

  • What about suppressing the metastatic potential of human lung cancer cells?

  • Check!

  • What they did to assess cancer cell migration is lay down a layer of cancer in a Petri dish and then cut a swath down the middle.

  • Within 24 hours, the cancer was creeping back, and by 30 hours closed the gap completely...

  • until they started dripping some cruciferous compounds on them.

  • As you can see, the cancer cells seem almost paralyzed, or kind of stuck in place.

  • They don't seem to want to go anywhere any time soon.

  • In their conclusion, they talk about the antiproliferative, antitumor effects of these broccoli family dietary compounds,

  • ending with a Latin phrase rarely seen in scholarly literature, since it's just so nondescript,

  • but in this case they evidently felt it necessary.

  • "These compounds have inhibitory effects on several types of cancer cell growth,

  • such as leukemia, prostate cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, ET CETERA."

"Lung Cancer Metastases and Broccoli"

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