Sulforaphane, a compound found in broccoli, could help treat breast cancer by targeting cancer stem cells, which fuel the growth of tumors.
Sulforaphane was tested in both mice and cell cultures. It targeted and killed the cancer stem cells and prevented new tumors from growing.
Science Daily reports:
“Current chemotherapies do not work against cancer stem cells, which is why cancer recurs and spreads. Researchers believe that eliminating the cancer stem cells is key to controlling cancer.”