Potential of Bamboo Shoots against Breast Cancer: A Review

Ifuling Audrein Yansen, Theresia Indah Budhy, Deddy Adam, Fahria Fahria

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Breast cancer (Carcinoma mammae) is a malignancy that attacks the water glands, gland ducts, and breast supporting tissues. Breast cancer is ranked first as a malignancy that often occurs in the world. In the treatment of breast cancer, the individual will undergo several operations. Chemotherapy treatment is often combined with breast tissue surgery. However, the side effects of chemotherapy drugs can damage healthy cells. Bamboo shoots are one of the most promising sources of bioactive compounds for the pharmaceutical field in the treatment of breast cancer. This review article discusses several types of bamboo shoots and their anticancer activity. The results of a journal review found that several types of bamboo shoots with breast anticancer activity were Dendrocalamus asper, Phyllostachys heterocycle var. pubescent, with various activities such as cytotoxicity, antiproliferative, proapoptotic, and proinflammatory on the breast cancer cell line.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-148
Number of pages5
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023


  • Apoptosis
  • Bamboo shoot
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast cancer activity
  • Cytotoxic


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