Ginger - Dog Cancer Blog

Featuring Demian Dressler, DVM and Susan Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology), authors of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide.

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There were many studies, articles and books Dr. Dressler and Dr. Ettinger used when writing The Dog Cancer Survival Guide. Here is a list of the most important references about the use of ginger.

Please note that in vivo and clinical use citations were included whenever possible. We have also included links to the papers, where available. Most of the papers are found on the National Institute of Health’s online library, PubMed.

Zerumbone, a Southeast Asian ginger sesquiterpene, markedly suppresses free radical generation, proinflammatory protein production, and cancer cell proliferation accompanied by apoptosis: the alpha,beta-unsaturated carbonyl group is a prerequisite. Murakami A, et al. Carcinogenesis. 2002 May;23(5):795-802.

Cancer preventive properties of ginger: a brief review. Shukla Y and Singh M. Food Chem Toxicol. 2007 May;45(5):683-90.

Anti-tumor-promoting activities of selected pungent phenolic substances present in ginger. Surh YJ, et al. J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol. 1999;18(2):131-9.

Inhibitory effects of [6]-gingerol, a major pungent principle of ginger, on phorbol ester-induced inflammation, epidermal ornithine decarboxylase activity and skin tumor promotion in ICR mice. Park KK, et al. Cancer Lett. 1998 Jul 17;129(2):139-44. Erratum in: Cancer Lett 1998 Sep 25;131(2):231.

Efficacy of ginger for nausea and vomiting: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials. Ernst E and Pittler MH. Br J Anaesth. 2000 Mar;84(3):367-71.

Cancer preventive properties of ginger: a brief review. Shukla Y and Singh M. Food Chem Toxicol. 2007 May;45(5):683-90.

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) reduces muscle pain caused by eccentric exercise. Black CD, Herring MP, Hurley DJ, O’Connor PJ. J Pain. 2010 Sep;11(9):894-903.

Identification of serotonin 5-HT1A receptor partial agonists in ginger. Nievergelt A, Huonker P, Schoop R, Altmann KH, Gertsch J. Bioorg Med Chem. 2010 May 1;18(9):3345-51

There is a whole team of dog lovers behind Dog Cancer Vet and, and we’re here to help, because we understand what it’s like to deal with dog cancer. We work for Maui Media, the book publisher which includes paperback and digital copies of the best-selling animal health book Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog’s Life Quality and Longevity. This must-read book is available everywhere books are sold in paperback, and digital formats (iPad, Kindle, Nook). It is authored by our veterinarian bloggers Dr. Demian Dressler, and Dr. Susan Ettinger, DVM, ACVIM (Oncology).