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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.

Therese M Mulvey, MD
(617) 479-3550
10 Willard St
Quincy, MA
Business
Commonwealth Physicians Services Inc
Specialties
Oncology

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Roberto Mattii
(617) 381-7115
103 Garland St
Everett, MA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Lauren J Oshry
(617) 569-5800
10 Gove St
East Boston, MA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Jeffrey A Barnes
(617) 724-4000
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology

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Janey Sue Pratt, MD
(617) 724-1088
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Massachusetts Gen Hosp, Boston, Ma

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Edwin Choy
(617) 884-8302
151 Everett Ave
Chelsea, MA
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Roberto Mattii, MD
(781) 397-6020
100 Hospital Rd
Malden, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Firenze, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Firenze, Italy
Graduation Year: 1959

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Barbara Lynn Smith
(617) 724-4800
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA
Specialty
General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

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Matthew L Freedman, MD
100 Blossom St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1996

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John Kalil Erban
(617) 726-6500
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
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Hematology / Oncology

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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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