Compounds in Broccoli Reduces Leukemia Growth in the Lab. Cancer researchers have found that the growth of leukemia cells is reduced when cells are treated with compounds isolated from broccoli and related vegetables. The finding could one day lead to the development of new anti-cancer drugs based on the compounds. Sulforaphane Induces Cell Cycle Arrest and Apoptosis in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cells.
Green Tea Compound May Fight Leukemia. Supplements that contain a chemical found in green tea show promise for delaying or preventing the need for chemotherapy in people with early-stage chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). See also: Clinical effects of oral green tea extracts in four patients with low grade B-cell malignancies.