As part of Oregon State's Linus Pauling Institute, the Cancer Chemoprotection Program (CCP) identifies previously unstudied phytochemicals — chemicals from plants that may affect health — and develops existing phytochemicals as supplements that can protect against different types of cancer, including colorectal, breast, prostate and liver cancer. Researchers investigate molecular mechanisms responsible for the anticancer effect of dietary compounds such as tea catechins, sulforaphane, indole-3-carbinol, allyl sulfides, chlorophyll and zinc. Researchers also study epigenetic effects that modulate cancer risk across the lifespan from fetus to adulthood.