How a curry and glass of wine can help in the war against cancer

Posted by er134 at Jun 19, 2013 12:02 PM |
University of Leicester scientist explores cancer chemoprevention in a free public lecture on Tuesday 25 June

Professor Karen Brown (pictured), from the Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine will give her inaugural lecture ‘Drugs, hamburgers and wine - causes and prevention of cancer’ on Tuesday, 25 June at the University of Leicester.

The lecture will explore how chemicals derived from your diet, such as resveratrol found in red wine and curcumin (a constituent of the curry spice turmeric) may help protect against particular cancers.

Professor Brown will also discuss her research into how DNA-damaging chemicals such as the drug tamoxifen which is used for breast cancer treatment and prevention, and the food mutagen PhIP, which is formed in meat upon cooking, can cause cancer and what alternatives are available.

‘Drugs, hamburgers and wine - causes and prevention of cancer’ will be held in Lecture Theatre 1 in the Ken Edwards Building at 5:30pm and is free and open to the public. A reception will follow afterwards in the City Lounge.