A first? Not likely, if one could find a similar report long archived in Indian or Chinese health journals!
Using curry spice to cook with, for over 2,400 years, there's bound to be a "one up man ship" on this Brazilian's story, from Asia!
Heck! Some health related web sites mention 5,000 years!
From: The Drudge Report this AM...............
Woman, 67, who battled blood cancer for five years 'recovers after treating it with TURMERIC' in the first recorded case of its kind
Dieneke Ferguson, 67, had given up on grueling treatments and chemotherapy
With her melanoma spreading she began taking 8 grams of curcumin a day
The cancer stabilized in what doctors say was the first case of its kind
By Ben Spencer, Medical Correspondent For The Daily Mail
PUBLISHED: 19:06 EST, 2 January 2018 | UPDATED: 04:33 EST, 3 January 2018
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... ancer.html
Years ago frequent Coast to Coast AM guest Christian Wilde, always hosted by his friend George Noory, said this, "You can take up to 9 grams per day of this Javan spice miracle for major ailments, like cancer."