Curcumin Suppresses Colorectal Cancer Growth and Metastasis by Inhibiting NF-κB Activity

  • Ganji Purnachandra NagarajuEmail author
  • Subasini PattnaikEmail author


The third most malignant disease diagnosed worldwide is colorectal cancer (CRC). CRC treatment by chemo- and radiotherapy is challenging due to the cancer’s ability to activate major transcription factors such as NF-κB. Curcumin, a phytochemical, is known to downregulate NF-κB signaling in CRC cell lines and to exhibit anticarcinogenic properties. Therefore, curcumin and its analogues are novel therapeutic agents that could be used in the treatment of CRC growth and metastasis.


Colorectal cancer Curcumin NF-κB Growth 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Winship Cancer InstituteEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Zoology and Department of BiotechnologyBerhampur UniversityBerhampurIndia

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