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Curcumin and endometrial carcinoma: an old spice as a novel agent

Authors El Khoury D, Matar R, Touma T

Received 18 November 2018

Accepted for publication 26 February 2019

Published 16 April 2019 Volume 2019:11 Pages 249—256

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJWH.S194262

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Everett Magann


Diala El Khoury, Rana Matar, Tina Touma

Department of Sciences, Notre Dame University-Louaize, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon

Abstract: One of the clinically major gynecological cancers is endometrial carcinoma that develops from the lining of the uterus. During the past years, different approaches have been developed to treat endometrial carcinoma, among which natural herbal medicine has recently faired as an effective method. The yellow Indian spice known as curcumin has been extolled for its healing powers and has recently been adopted for investigation by the scientific community as a potent anti-cancerous agent. This review focuses on the effect of curcumin on endometrial cancer (EC) and its role in specific pathways involved in carcinogenesis.

Keywords: herbal medicine, cancer, anti-cancerous, carcinogenesis


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