Navigation Links
Green tea compound shows promise for tackling cancer
Date:8/22/2012

A compound found in green tea could be a weapon in treatments for tackling cancer, according to newly-published research at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

The extract, known as epigallocatechin gallate, has been known to have preventative anti-cancer properties but fails to reach tumours when delivered by conventional intravenous administration.

However, in initial laboratory tests at the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, researchers used an approach which allowed the treatment to be delivered specifically to the tumours after intravenous administration. Nearly two-thirds of the tumours it was delivered to either shrank or disappeared within one month and the treatment displayed no side effects to normal tissues.

The tests are thought to be the first time that this type of treatment has made cancerous tumours shrink or vanish.

In the tests, on two different types of skin cancer, 40% of both types of tumour vanished, while 30% of one and 20% of another shrank. A further 10% of one of the types were stabilised.

The researchers encapsulated the green tea extract in vesicles that also carried transferrin, a plasma protein which transports iron through the blood. Receptors for transferrin are found in large amounts in many cancers.

Dr Christine Dufs, a senior lecturer at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, led the research. She said: "These are very encouraging results which we hope could pave the way for new and effective cancer treatments.

"When we used our method, the green tea extract reduced the size of many of the tumours every day, in some cases removing them altogether. By contrast, the extract had no effect at all when it was delivered by other means, as every one of these tumours continued to grow.

"This research could open doors to new treatments for what is still one of the biggest killer diseases in many countries."


'/>"/>
Contact: Paul Gallagher
corporatecomms@strath.ac.uk
44-014-154-82370
University of Strathclyde
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Greening Vacant Lots May Boost Safety
2. Penn study finds with vacant lots greened, residents feel safer
3. Green biased yellow fever swept through Irish Immigrants in 19th century US
4. GTC Green Cleaning Products Now Available from UNFI - United Natural Foods
5. Pink and Blue are Out - It’s Time to GREEN Your Nursery
6. Green Tea Weight Loss Results and Health Benefits Revealed
7. Sites, LLC Announces the Celebration of Green Van Dyck: Director of Sales and Internet Marketing
8. Why are some people greener than others?
9. U.S. Gives Green Light to Publish Controversial Bird Flu Research
10. Red wine compound could help seniors walk away from mobility problems
11. Breast-Milk Compound May Shield Babies From HIV
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Green tea compound shows promise for tackling cancer
(Date:8/21/2014)... on her body in terms of how it can ... complete human being with thoughts and feelings. While objectification ... how does it affect individual romantic relationships? New research ... SAGE journal, finds that more objectification of a female ... pressure and coercion., Researchers Laura R. Ramsey and Tiffany ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... New York, New York (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ... allege the blood thinner caused patients to suffer uncontrollable ... in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to ... August 14th in U.S. District Court, Easter District of ... who died due to a bleeding event that was ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 According to ... “Home Audio Equipment (Product Types - Home Theatre in-a-box, ... Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends ... at USD 15.94 billion in 2012 and is expected ... a CAGR of 3.7% from 2013 to 2019. Europe ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... American Addiction Centers, a leading national provider ... drug and/or alcohol addiction, has been named to the ... , The company is ranked 7th on the “Top ... on the list in the “Nashville Metro Area” sub-category. ... Addiction Centers (AAC) ascended to number 474 on the ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Sasha is a 10 year old Alaskan malamute, and ... older, and is having trouble getting up and down, and ... an owner who purchased a Butler Mobility Inclined Platform Wheelchair ... no longer get up and down the stairs from main ... had tried a stair lift, but had to transfer from ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Objectification in romantic relationships related to sexual pressure and coercion 2Health News:Xarelto Lawsuits Mount With New Filing in New York Federal Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Xarelto Lawsuits Mount With New Filing in New York Federal Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Xarelto Lawsuits Mount With New Filing in New York Federal Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Home Audio Equipment Market Expected to Reach USD 20.68 Billion in 2019 2Health News:Home Audio Equipment Market Expected to Reach USD 20.68 Billion in 2019 3Health News:American Addiction Centers Named to Inc. 500 List Recognition for Three-Year Sales Growth of 995% 2Health News:Sasha Gets a Butler Mobility Inclined Platform Lift 2
... Haiti , Jan. 19 One week later, ... of delivering aid in the aftermath of the Haiti ... aid is beginning to get through, the impact of the ... combined with a destroyed office and warehouse and the loss ...
... , JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and DES ... Inc. ( www.USPreventiveMedicine.com ) will partner with the Iowa Chronic Care ... not yet eligible for Medicare reduce health risks and live longer, ... equal amounts by a grant/cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease ...
... PHILADELPHIA , Jan. 19 Independence Blue ... been promoted to chief marketing executive. Taylor will report to ... Independence Blue Cross. , As chief marketing executive, Taylor ... Cross (IBC) and two of the company,s third-party administrators:  Independence ...
... , , PHILADELPHIA , Jan. ... Paul A. Tufano has assumed an expanded role of senior ... continue to report to IBC president and CEO Joseph A. ... counsel since November 1999 when he joined IBC. , ...
... , ... Lindt Chocolate , the world,s leading producer of premium chocolate, announces it ... Autism program. For the second year, Lindt will honor ordinary individuals ... home or community.  The Lindt Unsung Heroes of Autism program is part ...
... Providence, RI New research at Rhode Island Hospital has ... brain tumors which, once diagnosed, offer a poor prognosis and ... naturally-occurring hormone combined with chemotherapy, researchers were able to inhibit ... study and their findings are published in the Journal ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Haiti Earthquake: One Week Later, Aid Agencies Facing Challenges 2Health News:Iowa Farm Bureau Introduces Bold Initiative to Improve Health Care for Rural Iowans 2Health News:Iowa Farm Bureau Introduces Bold Initiative to Improve Health Care for Rural Iowans 3Health News:Iowa Farm Bureau Introduces Bold Initiative to Improve Health Care for Rural Iowans 4Health News:Taylor Promoted to Independence Blue Cross Chief Marketing Executive 2Health News:Taylor Promoted to Independence Blue Cross Chief Marketing Executive 3Health News:Independence Blue Cross Announces New, Expanded Role For Key Executive 2Health News:Independence Blue Cross Announces New, Expanded Role For Key Executive 3Health News:Autism Speaks and Lindt Seeking Nominations for 'Lindt Unsung Heroes of Autism' 2Health News:Autism Speaks and Lindt Seeking Nominations for 'Lindt Unsung Heroes of Autism' 3Health News:Autism Speaks and Lindt Seeking Nominations for 'Lindt Unsung Heroes of Autism' 4Health News:Researchers find a treatment for deadly brain tumor 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Bedrocan Cannabis Corp., previously ... members to its Board of Directors, enhancing executive ... the company, a leading licensed producer of medicinal ... Bedrocan has 13 years, experience in producing and ... countries, including Canada. As previously ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... -- Cyberonics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYBX ) today announced results ... Quarterly highlights 1   Operating results for the ... of fiscal 2014, and other achievements, include: , Worldwide ... , Strong international net sales of $13.2 million, an ... U.S. net product sales reached a new high of $58.8 ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014 Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. ... field of regenerative medicine, announced today the appointments of ... Company,s newly expanded Board of Directors. With these additions, ... three of whom are independent. Andy ... with emerging growth companies. He is currently Managing Director ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Senior Life Sciences Executives Join Bedrocan as Independent Directors 2Senior Life Sciences Executives Join Bedrocan as Independent Directors 3Cyberonics Reports Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results 2Cyberonics Reports Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results 3Cyberonics Reports Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results 4Cyberonics Reports Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results 5Cyberonics Reports Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results 6Cyberonics Reports Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results 7Cyberonics Reports Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results 8Cyberonics Reports Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results 9Cyberonics Reports Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results 10Cyberonics Reports Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results 11Cyberonics Reports Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results 12Cyberonics Reports Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results 13Cyberonics Reports Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results 14Cyberonics Reports Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results 15Cyberonics Reports Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results 16Asterias Biotherapeutics Appoints Two Independent Directors and Announces Completion of Series A Common Stock Distribution 2Asterias Biotherapeutics Appoints Two Independent Directors and Announces Completion of Series A Common Stock Distribution 3Asterias Biotherapeutics Appoints Two Independent Directors and Announces Completion of Series A Common Stock Distribution 4
...
...
... Bigliani/Flatow shoulder allows for the restoration ... of shoulder replacement surgery. Backed by ... decades of experience, the Bigliani/Flatow Shoulder ... natural shoulder's mobility, balance, and stability ...
... Simplified shoulder replacement system designed ... implantation. Multiple component combinations for ... revision length porous titanium stems. ... of Bi-Polar shell diameters and ...
Medicine Products: