Cancer Clinics Knoxville TN

Turmeric (Curcuma longa), the spice that gives our curries and mustards that familiar blast of vibrant yellow color, has long been known to have healing properties. A member of the ginger family, turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries as a way to treat a host of complaints such as indigestion, inflammation and arthritic pain. More recently, scientists are looking to turmeric’s powerful anti-inflammatory compound, known as curcumin, as a way to fight cancer.

William Ferrell Terry, MD
(423) 525-0228
2201 W Clinch Ave
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Hosp Of East Tenn, Knoxville, Tn; East Tennessee Childrens Hosp, Knoxville, Tn; Fort Sanders Reg Med Ctr, Knoxville, Tn; St Marys Health System, Knoxville, Tn; Fort Sanders Parkwest Med Ctr, Knoxville, Tn; Univ Of Tenn Mem Hospital, Knoxv

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Michael C Blake, MD
2018 W Clinch Ave
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1993

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Ray Carl Pais
(865) 541-8266
2018 Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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S Spence Mc Cachren Jr, MD
(865) 541-1720
1915 White Ave
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1978

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Paul S Dudrick
(865) 524-3695
501 19th St
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

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S Spence McCachren, MD
(865) 541-1720
1915 White Ave
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1978

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Leo H Hamilton
(865) 541-8266
2018 Clinch Ave
Knoxville, TN
Specialty
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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Daniel D Scaperoth, MD
(865) 541-1155
1915 White Ave
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1990

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S Spence Mc Cachren, MD
(865) 541-1720
1915 White Ave
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1978

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Matthew James Mc Carty, MD
(423) 541-1720
1915 White Ave
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1988

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A Curry for Cancer

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Turmeric (Curcuma longa), the spice that gives our curries and mustards that familiar blast of vibrant yellow color, has long been known to have healing properties.

A member of the ginger family, turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries as a way to treat a host of complaints such as indigestion, inflammation and arthritic pain. More recently, scientists are looking to turmeric’s powerful anti-inflammatory compound, known as curcumin, as a way to fight cancer.

According to a University of Chicago study conducted in 2002, curcumin inhibits a cancer-provoking bacteria (H. pylori) associated with gastric and colon cancer. In addition, a 1999 University of Leicester study demonstrated curcumin’s ability to slow the rate at which prostate cancer cells become resistant to hormonal therapy.

The latest study brings turmeric to bear on melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. This study, published in the August 15 issue of the journal Cancer, shows that curcumin kills and stops the growth of melanoma cells in laboratory tests. Although the higher the dose, the more effectively curcumin kills the cancer cells, researchers did note that low concentrations over long periods can also be effective.

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