PHOENIX — Thanks to a $3 million federal grant, researchers at the University of Arizona Cancer Center are focusing on nutrition and medicine.
More than 100 women in the Valley and Tucson are taking part in a study to determine if a compound found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower can enhance the effects of the breast cancer drug Tamoxifen.
Study coordinator Julie West said participants are asked to take two pills twice a day — Tamoxifen and either a placebo or a concentrated form of diindolylmethane (DIM), a natural compound found in cruciferous vegetables.
“The compound we’re using has been specially formulated,” she said. “It’s like a time release.”
Women who take part in the 18-month study will make periodic clinical visits in central Phoenix, Mesa or Tucson. For more information on the study in Maricopa County, call Dianne Parish at (602) 264-4461 or Patti Blair at (480) 461-3772.
- 6 energy saving hacks for your home
- 5 tips for choosing a company to end your timeshare
- Water tips to save money, help save the Earth
- 5 of the most adored gentlemen in professional sports today
- The real danger of sitting at your desk
- Most surprising NBA playoff performances of the last 40 years
- 11 classic baseball movies you must see again
- Finally getting rid of fat: 3 methods that actually work
- 4 reasons cancer survivors should focus on food
- 5 spring cleaning spots everyone forgets
- 5 reasons to look forward to watching the D-backs this season
- Common virus attributed to spike in head and neck cancers
- 5 signs it’s time to end your timeshare ownership
- 3 most overlooked ways to keep your home healthy
- 6 ways the air in your home could be making you sick
- CrossFit dangers: 5 common injuries and how to deal with them
- Today's radiation treatments offer better success, fewer side effects
- Tips to make watching TV on the patio even better
- What really happens when you donate to a community college?
- Sun and skin cancer: Separating fact from fiction
- 5 critical lifestyle changes for a healthy colon
- What you need to know about Alzheimer's disease in Arizona
- Spring clean your windows like a pro with these 8 tips
- 7 films that should have won best-picture Oscars
- New plumbing technology saves money and improves your home
- Survey shows Arizona CFOs optimistic about 2016
- How chronic pain can affect your love life
- 5 potential warning signs about your child's development