Grape-seed extract kills leukemia cells

January 6, 2009  
Filed under Cancer

American Assn for Cancer Research release – An extract from grape seeds forces laboratory leukemia cells to commit cell suicide, according to researchers from the University of Kentucky. They found that within 24 hours, 76% of leukemia cells had died after being exposed to the extract. Read more

New cancer-killing compound found in salad plant

October 17, 2008  
Filed under Cancer

UW release – Researchers at the University of Washington have updated a traditional Chinese medicine to create a compound that is more than 1,200 times more specific in killing certain kinds of cancer cells than currently available drugs, heralding the possibility of a more effective chemotherapy drug with minimal side effects. Read more

Lingzhi body, not just spores, also ups immunity

August 5, 2008  
Filed under Cancer, Dietary

CM NEWS – Numerous lingzhi (??, Ganoderma lucidum) products on the market advertise their immunostimulatory efficacy by how “cracked” the lingzhi spores are. But are cracked spores really that superior over the rest of the mushroom? Read more

Cancer-kiling viruses offers new hope

June 11, 2008  
Filed under Cancer

Ohio State University Medical Centre release – Viruses genetically designed to kill cancer cells offer a promising strategy for treating incurable brain tumours such as glioblastoma, but the body’s natural defenses often eliminate the viruses before they can eliminate the tumour. Read more

‘Happy tree’ yields a cancer-fighting drug

March 5, 2008  
Filed under Cancer

happytreeVancouver Sun – B.C. cancer patients who don’t get better on standard treatment will be offered a locally developed experimental drug using a nanotechnology smart bomb type of treatment derived from the bark of the “happy tree,” indigenous to China. Read more

Broccoli sprouts cut bladder cancer risk by half

February 28, 2008  
Filed under Cancer, Dietary

broccoli sproutsCM NEWS, American Association for Cancer Research release – A concentrated extract of freeze dried broccoli sprouts cut development of bladder tumours in an animal model by more than half, according to a report in the March 1 issue of Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Read more

Germans search for new anti-cancer drugs from TCM

February 24, 2008  
Filed under Cancer

CM NEWS – A group of German scientists launched a systematic compound search in 76 Chinese medicinal plants that are believed to be effective against malignant tumours and other growths. The success rates so far are satisfactory. Read more

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