Description of the Course: BC&C

Full title of the course: Bioactive Compounds and Cancer

Prerequisites: General Biology, Food & Nutrition, or relevant educational/professional experience

Instructors: Francesco Matrisciano, MD, PhD, Dolores del Castillo, PhD, and Danik Martirosyan, Ph.D.

Phone: 469-441-8272


Key Details

Course Dates: Ongoing upon registration

Duration: 8 weeks

Location: Online, Functional Food Institute

Admission Requirements: General Biology, Food & Nutrition, or relevant educational/professional experience

Required Text: Functional Foods and Cancer: Bioactive Compounds and Cancer, First Edition, Volume 4. Edited by Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD and Jin-Rong Zhou, PhD.

ASFFBC Membership: Your course enrollment includes 1 year of free membership to the ASFFBC

Cost: $595.00 USD

*Partial scholarships and group discounts available

**This course may be completed for Continued Professional Development and may be eligible for tuition reimbursement from your employment institution

Course objectives:

By completing this course participants should be able to:

1. Understand the effects of bioactive components of functional foods on cancer

2. Be able to recognize the bioactivity of nano-sized nutraceuticals against cancer

3. Understand the definition and classifications of the different bioactive compounds that aid in the prevention and management of various cancers such as breast and prostate cancer

4. Identify the potential impacts of nanoparticles in regards to phyto-chemotherapy

5. Understand the basics on functional foods and how they are used in the prevention and management of cancer

Topic Outline of the Course:

Introduction/Bioactive Functional Foods For Cancer

Bioactive Functional Foods for Cancer

The Effects of Bioactive Compounds on Biomarkers for Cancer

Bioactive Compounds on Cancer and Nano-sized Nutraceuticals

Effects of Different Bioactive Compounds on Cancer

Bioactivity of Nano-sized Nutraceuticals Against Cancer

Potential of Phyto-Chemotherapeutic Agents and its Nanoparticles

Bioactive Compounds and Their Preventive Roles on Certain Cancers

Phytocannabinoids and Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review

Isoflavones and its Preventive Roles on Breast and Prostate Cancer

Flavonolignans to Prevent Cancer: A Role for Silymarin


Bioactive Compounds and Functional Foods Roles in the Prevention and Management of Cancer

Bioactive Compounds: Their Role in Functional Food and Human Health, Classifications and Definitions

Functional Food for the Prevention and Management of Cancer

Teaching Methods:

The course is a self taught course with an examination and certification of completion. This allows for participants to learn at their own pace and decide for themselves when to take the exam. All resources including syllabus, textbook, powerpoint slides, and PDF files will be provided after purchase as well as a recommended course of action with which to base the studies. The book provides practice quizzes to help you along the way and to provide feedback on your level of comprehension of the material. Once the participant has completed all included chapters, they can take the exam online which, after receiving a passing grade, will provide a printable certification of completion.