November 11, 2012

97 Percent of Cancer Cells Died

1 Resveratrol Boosts Prostate Cancer Treatment

New research has found that treating different types of prostate cancer cells with resveratrol makes them more susceptible to radiation treatment. Researchers found that by adding the compound found in red wines and grape skins increases perforin and granzyme B, two proteins that need to be present to kill tumor cells. Ninety-seven percent of the tumors treated with resveratrol died when treated with radiation which was significantly higher than the control cells. While resveratrol is available over the counter, it is broken down so efficiently in the body that a huge amount would have to be ingested, leading to unwanted side effects. Studies in animals will have to be conducted before clinical trials and researchers will have to find effective ways to deliver the drug to the tumor.

More at Science Daily | Posted 5 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Resveratrol Slows Breast Cancer Growth

Tags: Prostate Cancer, Resveratrol, Radiation Treatment, Potentiating Cancer Treatment, Perforin, Granzyme B

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