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Human lung cancer chemoprevention strategies: Parker B. Francis lecture. di Omenn GS.
 
 
Data: 01/09/2004
Tipologia: MDB - Documentazione
Lingua: Italiano
Anno: 2004
 
 
Descrizione:
Pharmacologic or nutritional prevention of lung cancers is needed, especially for 60 million Americans who are former smokers. A portfolio of large-scale trials of beta-carotene, beta-carotene with and without vitamin E, and beta-carotene plus vitamin A demonstrated no benefit whatsoever from beta-carotene. The alpha-Tocopherol/beta-Carotene Trial and the beta-Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial found significant increases in lung cancer risk and total mortality. Laboratory research soon identified multiple adverse molecular effects. Nevertheless, chemoprevention remains an active, promising strategy, with new hypotheses and new candidate agents, including many already approved as therapies. The most active area currently is focused on selective inhibition of arachidonic metabolism, both Cox-2 and Lox pathways.
 
 
 
Abstract:
Fonte: Chest. 2004 May;125(5 Suppl):123S-7S.
 
 
 

Pharmacologic or nutritional prevention of lung cancers is needed, especially for 60 million Americans who are former smokers. A portfolio of large-scale trials of beta-carotene, beta-carotene with and without vitamin E, and beta-carotene plus vitamin A demonstrated no benefit whatsoever from beta-carotene. The alpha-Tocopherol/beta-Carotene Trial and the beta-Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial found significant increases in lung cancer risk and total mortality. Laboratory research soon identified multiple adverse molecular effects. Nevertheless, chemoprevention remains an active, promising strategy, with new hypotheses and new candidate agents, including many already approved as therapies. The most active area currently is focused on selective inhibition of arachidonic metabolism, both Cox-2 and Lox pathways.

 
 
 

 

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