Siyaram Pandey

Compound kills cancer cells, UWindsor research team finds

Siyaram PandeyA study in professor Siyaram Pandey’s biochemistry lab has found cancer-fighting potential in synthetic versions of the compound pancratistatin.

A study in professor Siyaram Pandey’s biochemistry lab has found cancer-fighting potential in synthetic versions of the compound pancratistatin.

Human clinical trials on for cancer killing dandelion extract

Donna and Dave Couvillon listen to a presentation Tuesday.Donna and Dave Couvillon listen to a presentation Tuesday.

UWindsor biochemistry researcher Siyaram Pandey has the official go-ahead to test dandelion root extract as a treatment for patients with terminal cancer. Dr. Pandey and his student researchers have successfully shown in the lab how the extract causes cancer cells to go through apoptosis, or cell suicide, while leaving healthy cells alone.

“This is fantastic news,” says Pandey. “We’ve been waiting for this announcement for a long time and now it is real.”