Melatonin In Cancer Treatment
Can melatonin supplementation impact cancer development in a non-cancer patient? Can it affect cancer growth rates when added to standard therapies in cancer patients?
I. Historical Context
Melatonin, or 5-methoxy-N-acetyltryptamine, is a hormone synthesized primarily by the pineal gland. Since its discovery over sixty years ago, melatonin has been the subject of extensive preclinical and clinical research (1). Over the course of the 20th century, scientific investigators have uncovered many of melatonin’s physiological functions. One of its best charact