The Daily Herald has an interesting article up by Dr. Patrick Massey about curcumin, which may turn out to be the first natural anticancer therapy. Clinical trails at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center have shown that curcumin may inhibit growth in the pancreatic cancer cells of some patients.
"Curcumin comes from the spice turmeric. It contains a number of compounds that have potent anti-inflammatory properties as well as anti-cancer potential. In the test tube, as well as in laboratory mice, curcumin has been shown to slow or even kill tumor cells."
Considering that pancreatic cancer is the fourth-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., the potential for curcumin could be extraordinary. Check out the rest of the article here at the Herald.
(Thanks for the tip Marc!)