Parker Hughes Cancer Center

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Chemoprevention is an area of study that focuses on the administration of nutritional or chemical agents over an extended period to reduce the incidence of cancer by reducing the probability of disease initiation or progression. It was initiated by the observation of significantly lower cancer occurrence in populations consuming greater quantities of vegetables.

The substances in vegetables, fruits and nuts have been shown to be effective in animal experiments and are under investigation for the prevention of cancer in humans.

Currently, Parker Hughes Cancer Center is actively involved in the in-vivo evaluation of the chemopreventive properties of a variety of compounds on colon, breast, lung, esophageal, and other cancer models.