NCI Drug Dictionary

The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.

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bio-enhanced curcumin extract formulation
A bio-enhanced extract-based preparation containing curcumin, a poorly water-soluble phytopolylphenol pigment isolated from the plant Curcuma longa, commonly known as turmeric, with a variety of pharmacologic properties, including antineoplastic, chemopreventive, antioxidant, anti-angiogenic, neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory activities. Upon oral administration, curcumin blocks the formation of reactive-oxygen species, neutralizes free radicals, and prevents oxidative stress and DNA damage. Curcumin also possesses anti-inflammatory properties as a result of inhibition of cyclooxygenases (COX) and other enzymes involved in inflammation. It disrupts various cell signal transduction pathways involved in carcinogenesis and prevents the expression of many transcription factors. In addition, curcumin modulates phase II enzymes. Altogether, this prevents and/or inhibits tumor cell formation and proliferation. Compared to the very poorly absorbed curcumin alone, this extract formulation, by micronizing curcumin and adding turmeric essential oils, has a much greater bioavailability, an improved pharmacokinetic profile and increased efficacy. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)

Synonym:BCM-95 (R) CG
BCM-95 CG curcumin
BCM-95 CG curcumin extract
bio-enhanced BCM-95 CG curcumin
curcumin BCM-95CG
US brand name:Biocurcumax
Code name:BCM 95CG
BCM95CG
BCM-95CG