One might want to read the whole article. MD Andeeron has written on the benefits of Curcumin.
One of the interesting findings:
Curcumin Acts Synergistically With Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy:
Increases tumor cell sensitivity to chemotherapy and radiation therapy
Protects normal tissues (liver, kidney, mucous membranes, heart, etc.) from radiation and chemotherapy injury
One recent study demonstrated a significant reduction in radiation dermatitis (skin inflammation) in patients who received curcumin during their radiation therapy for breast cancer. Patients received either oral curcumin (2 gram tablets, taken 3 times per day) or a placebo. The authors reported that the patients taking the curcumin had dermatitis reactions that were on average 31% less than those taking placebo. One of the most impressive findings in this study was that the women taking curcumin had a marked reduction in their risk of developing severe skin reactions (called “moist desquamation”) compared with those taking the placebo; 28.6% (curcumin) versus 87.5% (placebo).