Crohn's disease, colon cancer, and yellow curry
The attached interview above is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment.
Professor Hemachand Tummala, SDSU Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is looking for a localized treatment for chronic inflammation in the intestinal tract to help reduce the risk of colon cancer.
The project received a $433,000 National Institutes of Health grant to further this research in association with Dr. Amar B. Singh from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among American men and women combined, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Ora-Curcumin S is a specialized formulation that is in pre-clinical trials. Curcumin is the main component in turmeric, the yellow spice that flavors Indian curry. It is a natural anti-inflammatory.