Sclareol and cancer prevention: A mini-review Review article

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Mohammad Sadegh Qadirifard
Zahra Arabpour
Sahar Afsahi
Fatemeh Sorkheh
Seyedeh Negin Hamidpour
Nazli Ahangarzadeh
Bafrin Dabestani
Arina Ansari
Niloofar Deravi


Sclareol is a labdane-type phytochemical compound that, due to its pharmacological attributes and historical use in herbal medicine, has attracted noteworthy attention. Numbers of research, mainly through testing on human and animal models, have demonstrated a wide range of effects, by which using sclareol may be considered as an important method in cancer prevention. By using the key words sclareol, cancer, neoplasia, we extracted the articles published up to September 2020 through search in PubMed, SID, ISI Web of Science, Scholar, and Scopus. This study aimed to summarize the research and studies on sclareol and its effects on cancer prevention and treatment.


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Qadirifard MS, Arabpour Z, Afsahi S, Sorkheh F, Hamidpour SN, Ahangarzadeh N, Dabestani B, Ansari A, Deravi N. Sclareol and cancer prevention: A mini-review. OncoReview [Internet]. 2021Dec.31 [cited 2022Dec.7];11(4 (44):112-9. Available from:


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