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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Brussels sprout
A leafy green vegetable and a member of the Gemmifera group of cabbages that contains high amounts of phytochemicals, with potential chemopreventive activity. Brussels sprouts contain high amounts of the glycosinolate glucobrassicin. Upon consumption of brussels sprouts, the phytochemicals in the vegetable, and some of their metabolites, are able to induce the expression of various hepatic cytochrome P450 monooxygenases, scavenge free radicals and may inhibit the activation of various signal transduction pathways. Check for active clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)