A new study has announced its discovery of a new ally in the fight against breast cancer in the form of compounds produced by specially grown soy beans.
United Press International tells us more:
Tulane University cancer researcher Matthew Burow tested the compound, known as glyceollin, on mice with ovarian and breast cancer tumors that are stimulated by the hormone estrogen.
Over time, the compound stopped further growth of the tumors by interfering with the tumor's ability to respond to estrogen.
The findings, published in Clinical Cancer Research, are significant because of the lack of effective therapies available to women with advanced breast or ovarian cancer. Unlike some of the available therapies, the glyceollins did not stimulate uterine cancer growth, according to Burow.
Until science finds a definitive cure for cancer, mankind needs all sorts of help it could get from nature in the fight against the Big C.