Colorectal Cancer

Breath tests for screening

  • In 2016 the International Journal of Cancer published a study in which 418 breath samples collected from 65 patients showed that breath tests were an accurate and non-invasive way to screen for and detect colon cancer. [Source]

Cruciferous vegetables

  • In 2013 Annals of Oncology published a meta-analysis of observational 24 studies which found evidence that high intake of cruficerous vegetables was associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer. [Source]

Cruciferous vegetables – Stomach and colorectal cancer

  • In 2003 Nutrition and Cancer published a study of 149 stomach cancer and 115 colorectal cancer patients (with controls for each group) which found that Chinese cabbage, broccoli, Hypsizigus marmoreus and Pholita nameko were associated with a lower risk for colorectal cancer and broccoli was associated with lower a risk for stomach cancer. [Source]


  • In 2016 Oncology Reports published an animal study which found that astragalus helped reduce tumor growth in mice with colorectal cancer, leading the researchers to conclude that astragalus may have potential as a therapeutic drug for colorectal cancer. [Source]


  • In 2011 the Journal of Ginseng Research published a two-part study which showed that in vitro, red ginseng extract suppressed the spread of human colon cancer cells and had a similar effect when studied in vivo in mice. [Source]
  • In 2010 Carcinogenesis published an animal study which found that mice induced with colitis experienced protection from colitis-driven colon cancer when treated with American ginseng. [Source]
  • In 2015 the Journal of Ginseng Research published and animal study which showed that American ginseng significantly reduced experimentally-induced colitis and colon carcinogenesis in mice by reducing the size and number of tumors as well as reducing pro-inflammatory cytokines. [Source]
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