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The plant kingdom’s role
in the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer

GAIA DI GIACOMO
MA thesis in Pharmacy
Università La Sapienza, Roma, Italy

INTRODUCTION
The incidence of colorectal cancer, which is one of theprincipal causes of mortality, is examined under differentperspectives (prevention and treatment), focusing on theplant kingdom’s role in theresearch of an effective way tooppose this pathology.The study stresses the importanceof diet and dietary education inthe prevention phase of thedisease and examines the keyrole of plants as significant therapeutic tools to opposecancer.