Catching the disease at this early stage, when tumors are still benign, is key. Now researchers in Thailand think they have found a special protein that is particularly good at killing off early-stage cancer growth in the colon.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 03, 2012
The Doctors Health Press, publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, supports a study on how this worm could completely cure an early diagnosis of colon cancer.
As reported in Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/cancer-articles/how-this-worm-fights-colon-cancer), colon, or colorectal, cancer is a dangerous disease. It is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. But there is also a silver-lining when it comes to this type of cancer: an early diagnosis can often lead to a complete cure.
The best way to deal with your colon health is through cancer prevention. Barring that, finding an alternative remedy that will quickly and effectively stop the growth of cancerous cells is very important. Although there is no single cause of colon cancer, nearly all colon cancer tumors begin as noncancerous (benign) polyps, which slowly develop into cancer.
Catching the disease at this early stage, when tumors are still benign, is key. Now researchers in Thailand think they have found a special protein that is particularly good at killing off early-stage cancer growth in the colon. It's a substance called "sericin."
Sericin is a silk protein woven from silkworm cocoons—an unusual place to find a cancer cure, to be sure. But nonetheless, it's a potential treatment that has proven itself amazingly effective, as the study shows.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article “How This Worm Fights Colon Cancer” reports the research team investigated the effects of sericin on human colorectal cancer cells compared to normal colonic cells. Since the size of the sericin protein may be important for its anti-tumor activity, two ranges of molecular weight were tested.
The research team found that the small sericin particles had higher anti-proliferative effects than the large sericin particles when it came to stopping the spread of colon cancer cells. Not only did sericin stop these tumorous cells from spreading, but it also killed them off. According to the Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article, this one-two punch suggests that this protein may have significant health benefits and could potentially be developed as a dietary supplement for colon cancer prevention.
(SOURCE: Kaekorn, W., et al., "Effects of silk sericin on the proliferation and apoptosis of colon cancer cells," Biol. Res., 2012; 45(1): 45–50.)
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