Brazilian Rainforest Plant treats Breast Cancer -- UK health news 20050215:
Yet another good reason to stop the decimation of The Rainforest to raise beef and grow soya to feed animals.

"Rare plant offers hope
Source: Daily Express
Date: 15/02/2005

The Daily Express reports on a compound found in a rare Amazonian rainforest plant which could be an effective new treatment for breast cancer. Researchers from the University of Virginia Cancer Centre discovered that Forsteronia refracta, which grows in certain areas of the rainforest, contains a compound called SL0101, which appears to stop the growth of human breast cancer cells. In laboratory tests the SL0101 compound killed cancer cells without affecting healthy cells. "