Submitted to: Journal of Nutrition
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: May 20, 2005
Publication Date: August 20, 2005
Citation: Davis, C., Clevidence, B.A., Swanson, C., Ziegler, R., Dwyer, J., Milner, J. 2005. Executive summary report from the workshop: research agenda regarding the promises and perils of lycopene/tomato supplementation and cancer prevention. Journal of Nutrition 135(8):2014S-2029S. Interpretive Summary: This is the Proceedings from a Workshop, Promises and Perils of Lycopene/Tomato Supplementation and Cancer Prevention, held in February, 2005. The proceedings consists of a collection of extended abstracts provided by speakers; scientists with expertise in lycopene, the red-pigmented carotenoid in tomato. Because lycopene/tomato products have a purported role in protection against prostate cancer, this was a focus of the Workshop. The strength of the evidence was discussed and research gaps were identified. This information is of interest to scientists who study carotenoids and their roles in promoting human health.