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Kim Brown

Kim Brown is the AAPS communications and social media manager in the Public Outreach Department.

While October marks the month of the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition, it is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease that affects millions of women and families worldwide.

Mandip Sachdeva, Ph.D., from Florida University, is doing just that. In collaboration with Stephen Safe, Ph.D., from Texas A&M University, Sachdeva has created a new compound from a rich source in vegetables, including broccoli and brussel sprouts, to combat triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). TNBC accounts for approximately 15–20 percent of all breast cancer cases in the U.S. and is one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer.

Sachdeva’s study reveals that novel C-substituted diindolylmethane (C-DIM) derivatives, synthetic compounds derived from diindolylmethane, commonly found in various types of cruciferous vegetables, can be used to treat several types of cancer. C-DIMs are also being investigated for their cancer prevention activity.

Sachdeva presented the findings from his study today. To read more about his research and this exciting breakthrough in breast cancer research, view his abstract, no. W4283, through the 2012 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition MyAgenda Planner.