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Center for Herbal Research on Colorectal Cancer

Principal Investigator: 
Chun-Su Yuan, M.D., Ph.D.


University of Chicago
5801 S. Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
United States


Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer-related death. Dr. Yuan and his colleagues will examine the anti-tumor effects of different preparations of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) and notoginseng (Panax notoginseng). They will seek to learn more, through laboratory and animal studies, about how these traditionally used botanicals act upon cellular and molecular pathways involved in cancer.

Research Area: 
Centers of Excellence for Research on CAM