Phytochemicals in hepatocellular cancer prevention.
Nutr Cancer. 2009 ;61(6):789-91. PMID: 20155617
Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine and Ritsumeikan University, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan. firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the incidence of liver cancer is increasing in the world, it is valuable to develop an effective method for its prevention. Various phytochemicals have been shown to suppress liver carcinogenesis in experimental studies. Using these phytochemicals, a clinical trial was conducted. Combination of carotenoids and myo-inositol was found to prevent hepatocellular carcinoma development in patients with chronic viral hepatitis and cirrhosis.