cancer chemoprotection program

The Cancer Prevention and Intervention program identifies previously unstudied phytochemicals (chemicals from plants that may affect health) and develops existing phytochemicals as supplements that can protect against different types of cancer, including colorectal, breast, prostate, and liver cancer. We are interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms responsible for the anticancer effect of certain dietary compounds, such as tea catechins, sulforaphane, indole-3-carbinol, allyl sulfides, chlorophyll, and zinc. We are also interested in epigenetic effects that modulate cancer risk across the lifespan, from the fetus to adulthood.

Faculty involved: Emily Ho, Ph.D., Gerd Bobe, Ph.D., M.P.H., and David E. Williams, Ph.D.