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Cruciferous Vegetables And Cancer Metastasis

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South Dakota State University
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Associate professor Moul Dey and her team have examined whether phenethyl isothiocyante, a dietary compound produced when people chew cruciferous vegetables such as watercress, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower, can help prevent recurrence and metastasis of cancer.  Using cancer stem cells of human origin, they found that it may be effective as a dietary approach for preventing recurrence and metastasis and improving therapeutic outcomes for cancer patients.  Dr. Dey described her work and plans for future tests.