Recent Advances in Medicinal Chemistry

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Carotenoids that are Involved in Prostate Cancer Risk

Pp. 246-271 (26)

Charles Y.F. Young, K.V. Donkena, H.-Q. Yuan, M.-L. He and J.-Y. Zhang


Chemoprevention is presumably one of most effective means to combat prostate cancer (PCa). Patients usually require more than a decade to develop a clinically significant PCa, therefore, an ideal target for chemoprevention. This review will focus on recent findings of a group of naturally occurring chemicals, carotenoids, for potential use in reducing PCa risk.


Antioxidant, cancer risk, carotene, carotenoids, chemoprevention, prostate cancer, retinoids, lycopene.


Urology Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 55905, USA.