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  • Resveratrol Chemotherapy Drug Combo Halts Relapse Of Ovarian Cancer

    May 7, 2011: by Bill Sardi

    Researchers in Sweden report that a single dose of resveratrol combined with a platinum-based anti-cancer drug prevented resurgence of ovarian cancer in a laboratory dish.  This finding is quite extraordinary given that relapse of ovarian cancer following platinum-based drug therapy (cisplatin, carboplatin) is common and 5-year survival for this type of cancer is only 40-45%.

    Resveratrol allowed investigators to use low-dose chemotherapy.

    A picture of tumor cell growth after 3 days is shown here (below).

    The platinum + resveratrol treated tumor cells could not resume growth.   Tumor cells treated with platinum drugs alone or resveratrol alone resumed growth.

    While resveratrol is known to up-regulate the Sirtuin1 survival gene in some tissues and organs, in this experiment Sirtuin1 was not up-regulated by resveratrol.

    Researchers concluded that Clinical co-treatment with resveratrol may therefore have remarkable potential.” Results of the experiment were published in a recent issue of Cancer Chemotherapy & Pharmacology.  – © 2011 Bill Sardi,  Not for posting on other websites.

    Laboratory dishes: resveratrol, cisplatin

One Response to “Resveratrol Chemotherapy Drug Combo Halts Relapse Of Ovarian Cancer”

  1. Phyllis Carswell Says:
    May 8th, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Does this stop the growth of skin cancer tumors as well?

    A reply would be greatly appreciated to the above email address.

    Thank you very much.

    Reply: I’m not sure when modern medicine will begin to employ resveratrol in anti-cancer regimens. Maybe sometime in the next century. Resveratrol has been shown to inhibit skin cancer as well, but just how to use it (topically, orally, dosage) must be demonstrated. Let me answer your question with a question. What is the most powerful anti-cancer molecule? Answer: resveratrol. This is what Dr. John Pezzutto said over a decade ago when he was commissioned to travel around the world and test thousands of natural molecules for their anti-cancer properties. His conclusion was to proceed with testing resveratrol and forget all the rest. — Bill Sardi

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