Neem Plant Compound Seen to Treat Prostate Cancer and Its Metastasis in Animal Study

Neem Plant Compound Seen to Treat Prostate Cancer and Its Metastasis in Animal Study
A bioactive compound of the neem plant, a plant widely used in traditional Asian medicine, may be a promising treatment for prostate cancer, according to the results of a recent animal study. The study, "Nimbolide-Induced Oxidative Stress Abrogates STAT3 Signaling Cascade and Inhibits Tumor Growth in Transgenic Adenocarcinoma of Mouse Prostate Model," published in Antioxidants and Redox Signaling, shows that the compound, called nimbolide, can decrease prostate tumor size by up to 70 percent and cut tumor spread by half. Although prostate cancer is one of the most
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