Chemoprevention refers to the inhibition of preinvasive and invasive cancer and its progression or treatments of identifiable precancers. Chemoprevention efforts require a thorough understanding of the mechanism of carcinogenesis including signaling and metabolic pathways and genetic progression pathways. New technologies in genomics and proteomics have spurred this field of research. The use of this knowledge to develop pharmacologic agents (including nutrient-derived) to reverse or halt the process of carcinogenesis is called chemoprevention. Agents for chemoprevention include anti-promotion and anti-progression agents that prevent the growth and survival of cells that are already committed to become malignant. everal nutrient-derived agents have demonstrated promise as potential chemopreventive agents in the prevention of prostate cancer.
Last date updated on July, 2014