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Nature Reviews Cancer 3, 768-780 (October 2003) | doi:10.1038/nrc1189

Cancer chemoprevention with dietary phytochemicals

Young-Joon Surh1  About the author

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Chemoprevention refers to the use of agents to inhibit, reverse or retard tumorigenesis. Numerous phytochemicals derived from edible plants have been reported to interfere with a specific stage of the carcinogenic process. Many mechanisms have been shown to account for the anticarcinogenic actions of dietary constituents, but attention has recently been focused on intracellular-signalling cascades as common molecular targets for various chemopreventive phytochemicals.

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  1. College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University, Shinlim-dong, Kwanak-ku, Seoul 151-742, South Korea.
    Email: surh@plaza.snu.ac.kr
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