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Tasty Treat: OSU Cancer Researchers Seek Cure Bite By Bite

Instead of chemotherapy or radiation, imagine drinking a can of juice each morning to treat prostate cancer or nursing a candy for tongue or throat cancer. Food could be the new cancer treatment. Food scientists, plant geneticists and doctors at The Ohio State University have been working together to create plants – and foods made from these plants – that have anti-cancer properties. Plants have dozens of phytochemicals. Some are “chemical warfare” they use to protect themselves from harm, some help them reproduce and pollinate, and some make them colorful, says Dr. Steve Clinton, program leader of molecular carcinogenesis and chemoprevention at the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

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