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Curcumin for Polyp Prevention in Patients with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

This research is being done to find out if the use of curcumin, a natural extract of the plant Curcuma with anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, can help decrease the number and size of colonic and or duodenal polyps in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP).

Curcumin is an herbal compound and is a common food additive used as both a spice and coloring agent and is the yellow substance of curry. Curcumin has been shown to decrease colonic polyps in mouse models of FAP and in several patients with this condition.

21-85 years of age
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Diagnosis

Contact Persons:
Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD
Principal Investigator
Phones: (787) 759-0306 x 221, (787) 772-8300 x 1119
Fax: (787) 522-3282

Jessica Hernández-Marrero, RN, MSN
Project Coordinator
Phones: (787) 620-8720 x 226, 772-8300 x 1119
Fax: (787) 522-3282