Oral milk thistle extract stops colorectal cancer stem cells from growing tumors
“It’s very simple: tumors from mice that were initially fed silibinin had fewer cancer stem cells, were smaller, had lower metabolisms and showed decreased growth of new blood vessels.
Silibinin is a non-toxic, potentially chemopreventive agent derived from milk thistle seeds
The results were clear: mice given silibinin showed less incidence of macroadenomas indicative of colorectal cancer, whereas nearly all mice in the control group developed the disease. In addition, in the silibinin group, Kumar and co-authors saw minimal colon inflammation, and minimal incidences of rectal bleeding and rectal prolapse as frequently observed in control mice.
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2015 – April